Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Students Who Leave Their Mark

Another inspirational story about volunteering and a special student

“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.”
-          Chinese Proverb

Robert is one of the many special kids without stuff at StarShine. I’ve known Robert for almost all of the seven years I have volunteered at the school. I’ve always liked him.

I seem to see Robert more than I see any other student on the campus. He seems to pop up wherever I’m walking. I don’t know if he plans it that way, but it seems so, every time I go around a corner he’s there smiling at me. He’s a nice polite kid and I hope for a bright future for him.

For the past few months, I’ve been scurrying around trying to get the two libraries up and running. I plan this week to take time to sit down and chat with Robert. Maybe I’ll tell him what a neat kid he is.

I’m not sure if I’m leaving a mark on Robert, but I do know that he has left a mark on me.

By Lois Jamieson

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