Thursday, September 19, 2013
Last night was my first time attending to my service hours. As part of my EDU 1400 class (Study of Disabilities) I am required to complete 15 service hours with disabled people. I have the amazing opportunity to work at Granite Peaks Community Ed every Wednesday night in Taylorsville. OH. MY. GOSH. I wanted to take these people home with me! As the buses and parents unloaded these sweet people and the building filled with noise and energy, the Spirit was evident throughout that space. They were so stinking excited to get started with their activities! For the first hour, I helped a group "cook" a snack. We made breadsticks, meatballs and dipping sauce. They were the best stirrers, pourers, cutters, and cookers ever! And, boy can they eat!! I love that they don't hold back. They don't concern themselves with image or perception. It tasted good, so they ate that stuff all.gone. The second hour, I assisted with karoake. OH. MY. GOSH. Karoake has never, ever been so fun. They are so out-going and so proud and so happy and so excited. And the songs they chose... KORN, USHER, Sesame Street, Mary Poppins, Mama Mia, Christina Perri, the Bumble Bee song, You are my sunshine... I could NOT get enough of them! They asked me over and over if I would be back next week. My answer: "HECK YES! And the week after that and the week after that and the week after that and the week after that! Oh my goodness they melted my heart and left a lasting impression on me. I can't wait for next week!