I see you…
This is a little piece for those children who are just as amazing as those who have received sporting and academic awards…
I see you…
Its a time of badges, certificates, medals, trophies, recognition, awards,
prizes and ‘seeing’ of high achievement. I love seeing the kids that shine
at this time of year – a big high heartfelt round of applause to you. You so
deserve it for the effort you have put in.
But this message is for the kids that didn’t get called up for any of the
I SEE YOU.
To the child that conquered their fear of heights, or sleeping in the dark,
or riding without training wheels or sleeping out for the night for the
first time this year, I SEE YOU
To the child that managed to resolve more conflict than they started this
year, to the child that learnt to say the impossible; “I’m sorry”, and to
the child that walked away from the fighting instead of getting involved, I
To the child for whom school is a huge struggle, you get up everyday and you
go, I SEE YOU
To the child that battled all year with the maths, or reading, or
concentration, or speaking out in class, or learning their words, but
persevered anyway, I SEE YOU
To the child that found the kindness in their heart reach out in anyway to
another person or to an animal in need or in pain, I SEE YOU
To the child that learnt to give and to share for the first time this year
and even found joy in these, I SEE YOU
To the child that battles to make friends and to be social, you made new
friends this year and for that, I SEE YOU
To the child who wanted so much to please, but was just out of sight of an
adult who perhaps was too busy or too distracted, I SEE YOU
To the child who lost a friend or a loved one this year, but carried on
everyday bravely even though their heart ached, I SEE YOU
To the brave parents that try everyday to do the best for their kids, I SEE YOU.
May you and your children revel in small but significant victories that you
have both experienced this year, as I will with my beautiful children. For
every year there is progress and growth, we don’t need a podium or handshake
or a hall of applause to be seen.
I SEE YOU.