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A lesson in heart

My little 10-year-old daughter, Sarah was born with a muscle missing in her foot and wears a brace all the time. She came home one beautiful spring day to tell me she had competed in “field day” – that’s where they have lots of races and other competitive events.

Because of her leg support, my mind raced as I tried to think of encouragement for my Sarah, things I could say to her about not letting this get her down – but before I could say anything, she said, “Daddy, I won two of the races!” I couldn’t believe it! And then Sarah said, “I had an advantage.” I knew it. I thought she must have been given a head start…some kind of physical advantage. But again, before I could say anything, she said, “Daddy, I didn’t get a head start…my advantage was I had to try harder!”

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Asma January 10, 2014, 7:25 am

    I love it wonderful story.

  • AdrianR October 11, 2013, 7:57 am

    “My advantage was I had to try harder!” 😀

  • Vishanthi October 4, 2013, 4:15 am

    Very nice story.

  • Rita October 9, 2012, 1:38 pm

    This sweet angel is going places and she will get very far, her persistance and determination she will make you dad so very proud. Keep it up Sarah God bless.

  • Ifeanyi chris. March 14, 2012, 8:45 pm

    So cute. Little achievment but mighty effect.

  • DUMEBI March 13, 2012, 12:03 pm

    very inspirational

  • Guncha February 12, 2012, 12:47 pm

    Hatts off to the lovely angel!….. good luck to her 🙂

  • Renzie January 12, 2012, 9:30 pm

    Very nice….i love this..

  • Abhisek September 25, 2011, 5:30 am

    Well written and heart touching story…

  • Ishaan June 15, 2011, 11:09 am

    Very inspiring and well written

  • Mallamma November 15, 2010, 2:46 am

    Your daughter will reach a great heights in life because small small achievements beyound our reach will make us to reach the impossible tasks.

  • Nashit March 8, 2009, 11:26 am

    Very inspiring………

    “Where There Is a will, there is a Way..”

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