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01/20/12
Utterly beautiful - this story made the tears well up in my eyes. You see, I am the mother of a "special" child. And as much as I love this boy, even as his mother, I have struggled with embarrassment over him at times. Your story does a magnificent job of showing where the true embarrassment ought to lie. Thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful story!
01/20/12
Absolutely terrific story! The true embarrassment, as this story so masterfully shows, is letting pride keep us from standing up for those with special needs or the underdogs of this world. Applause! Great message! Well Done!
01/25/12
Yep, this is a wonderful story. I really found it so interesting and challenging!
This is so outstanding. I really liked how you showed embarrassment at different levels. There's the initial situation, the sister realizing her thoughts were more shameful and of course, the biggest embarrassment is that we, as a society let people get away with teasing or worse raise our kids to be the bully! Congratulations for ranking 9th in Masters!
01/27/12
WOW! Outstanding, your depiction of this life situation was perfectly presented.