Wednesday, June 13, 2012

More Then Just a Pretty Face

My sister, Shannon, has never really shared with me much. For the most part, she keeps to herself and that's fine for us- we still love each other dearly. But recently, that has changed. Shannon is beginning to open up to  me, even if it is bit by bit. And her story is so special and incredible I think it needs to be shared.

This girl is so unique and beautiful. She is an absolute treasure, and all who know her will agree. But like everyone, she isn't perfect. I suggest you watch the included video to learn more- but the story she has to share is so special:
Shannon has a few learning disabilities, but she isn't afraid to tell people about it. She wants others to know there is hope in the face of any challenge. She wrote this whole speech herself just so other kids with learning disabilities will know they are not alone.

I hope you will watch this video and be inspired by Shannon, my 12-year-old sister. I also challenge you to not look at people for who they are on the outside, but to really look at their heart, because everyone has their own struggles, weaknesses, and also their own strengths.