He still believes...
Last night I was so excited to take the three older children out to dinner and then to a beautiful concert put on by the East Valley Mormon Choir at the Mesa Fine Arts Center. It was beyond amazing and some of the kids want to join in the childrens choir. As we were driving from the restaurant to the theater, Bear said, "Mom. If I thought Santa could really give it to me, the only thing that would be on my Christmas list would be that I could stop stuttering. I wouldn't ask for anything else."
I reached over to rest my hand on his arm and told him how I hoped we could figure out ways to help him overcome it. It has broken my heart to watch him struggle with it...how he recently hasn't wanted to tell stories or talk to people that he doesn't know as well...afraid of being embarrassed. My little Bear, who is so full of life and excitement and love for everything...afraid to share it with those around him
As we found a place to park, he said, "It would really change my life."