A party happened at my house last week, (mostly) planned and executed by Adrienne.
I wish you could have been here this week. She put on a Valentine’s Day party for 7 of her friends. She was amazing. Everyone thinks it’s “good manners” that we taught her, but that has nothing to do with it. She greeted every girl, brought the girl in, introduced her, made her part of the group, went around and paid attention to each girl during the party, thanked each mom for taking the time to bring their daughter and thanked the girls for coming as each left. None of that was coached by me. That little girl loves people and it shows. She was the perfect little hostess, so involved, so sweet and loving toward her guests, so concerned that everyone was having a good time. (most of the girls there only knew Adrienne, not each other) She planned and prepared and executed most of that party and the parts she didn’t, she thanked me over and over for the specific things I’d done to help.
My sweet girl struggles in school, struggles with learning, every day, every assignment. How I wish there were a class for these creative strengths so that she could shine. Her creative love for people is inspiring to me. I learn how to love people by watching her and listening to her interact with people.