My youngest is a gifted young woman. From a very early age she has been able to be that pal or friend of a special ed kid and not have that child think they are any different than any other kid. She is also completely turned on by mission work. Her idea of fun is to spend an entire summer going from one desperately in need town to another helping other high school kids paint houses, build porches, change out flashing on a double-wide and so on. Her dream career is to work with special ed kids in some way. We haven’t gotten that all worked out just yet, but we are definitely seeing a trend here.
As she applied to colleges this Spring, we discovered that her gifts were not measurable by ACT, SAT or GPA. There was no box for “tireless special ed volunteer”, or “youngest member of church council”. Continue reading