This story has been around and I have read it before. Today, as I read the piece again, I realize that the message provides much more than a sweet sentiment. The message provides an important truth. This story reminds us that love and kindness always top winning the game — or winning the argument — or making more money.
At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended.
Here is the father’s story
Shay and I had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, ‘Do you think they’ll let me play?’ I knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but as a father, I understood that if my son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps. Continue reading