I am so thankful for this experience and every single thing I've been able to gain from it. One of the most memorable experiences I have had thus far has been with an autistic student at a school I recently visited.
He came up to me, eyelashes wet, eyes red and puffy...I could tell he had been crying.
His teacher told me, "This is [Little Johnny], and he is autistic. He just about had a fit because he thought he wouldn't get to talk to you, he has something very important he says he wants to tell you."
I replied, "Hi [Little Johnny], I see you've been crying. I'm sorry I didn't get to call you to talk, but I sure would love to hear what you have to say now."
'Little Johnny' said to me:
"Miss Kentucky, you are beautiful. And I know I love you. You are so beautiful and you sing like an angel. I know I love you. You are the best Miss Kentucky. I want you to know. And Miss Kentucky...you are the voice in my head. You are! I hear you, and you are the voice in my head."
I paused...I was taken...I did not know what to say to Little Johnny who had so eagerly poured his heart out to me... I said, "Me? I'm the voice in your head? Well...what kinds of things do you hear? Do I say good and positive things?"
Little Johnny simply said, "Yes. And I love you, and I want you to have this silly band to remember me by."
And here are some pictures of all the excitement of September!!! And if there are any typos, my bad...I didn't proof read :o/
|National Anthem at Kentucky Motor Speedway|
|Quest Community Church, Fame Contest|
|Little Mr. Kentucky, haha|
|Roots and Heritage Festival|
|Madison County Proclamation|
|Lexington Rescue Mission Banquet|
|VA POW/MIA Program|
|Getting EnergyFit with Joshie!|
|Red, White, and Blue Days|
|Go Team Yellow!!!|
|Signed my first forehead :o)|
|World Equestrian Games, coolest bus driver ever!|
|Ladies Night at the World Equestrian Games :o)|
|FEAT on the Street! Autism Awareness Event|
|Capacity Inc. Fashion Show|
More pics on Facebook!!! Later :o)