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

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Oh the Difference Two Years Makes . . . .

The paper on the left is one Katya brought home from school this week. The paper on the right?? That was how she colored when she first went to school 2 years ago after having spent 6.5 years in an orphanage with no chance to color, cut, paste or otherwise do educational things.

Do you realize that we were told by one of her care-givers that Katya had "nothing" in her head?? And they laughed at us and basically mocked us for wanting to adopt her and thinking she had "something". Sadly, when you treat a child as if they have "nothing", that starts to become make your idea almost start to become true. When you treat a child with respect, love, and give them opportunities to develop their talents to the fullest, then growth and progress can often occur.

Never underestimate what your child can accomplish if given the right support and tools.

1 comment:

hoonew said...

Really fantastic progress. And great news about her new facial symmetry! Congrats to all of you.