"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


The other Sunday, Katya was amusing herself in the time-honored practice of children all over with a bulletin and a pencil.

First she drew a very basic stick figure. Please note it on the right hand side of the bulletin. There are no really visible arms, nor legs, or feet.

She studied that for awhile, and then drew the stick figure on the left hand side. Please note there are now legs, and feet, and some sort of hands with fingers.

This was exciting! Then, she turned over the bulletin and drew again.

Behold . . . a nice face, and arms, hands with fingers, and legs with feet! She would study the legs, be dissatisfied, and attempt to make them longer. Evidently she saw that her first attempt was out of proportion? She would re-draw the bottom edge of the skirt as she lengthened the legs, so the final result ended up looking a bit interesting, but there it was!! She also wrote her name, and did all the other drawings you see.

This is the little gal who came home not knowing how to do ANYTHING but scribble the most rudimentary of scribbles, with a pencil grasped in her whole fist, just as a 6 month old infant would.

What a difference opportunities and love and praise can make!

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Wow! Katya is doing great with drawing; that's pretty much how I drew in first grade!