Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Signs of the Season

Since she was in third grade, Claire has been passionate about learning sign language. On the first day of school in Arizona, she learned a classmate was deaf. Her first request getting in the car that day was for a sign language handbook. Eager to feed this compassionate nature, we went immediately to the bookstore and before I knew it this precious girl was signing EVERYTHING!

When she prepared for her spelling tests, she signed. When she answered questions, she signed. When she talked to us, you got it, she signed.

So when we discovered a Sign Language "Choir" this year, she was ecstatic. She has found an outreach that she is absolutely passionate about and she is, if I do say, amazing!

Claire signing "Frosty the Snowman"

My favorite song that the group signs, "The Twelve Days of Christmas"...Claire signs "Two Turtle Doves"!
This weekend her group performed at two Christmas events and she was over the moon about the opportunity. The entire group did an amazing job and their compassion and hard-work were so evident to their audiences!

Cate signing with the group...she is signing "Five Golden Rings"!
 Our littlest loves anything her sister does -- and she is learning to sign right along with her. 

Cate was able to talk to Santa at her sister's performance at the Heritage Museum's Victorian Christmas Party!
 It is a blessing to find your passion and use it to minister to others -- and it is an extra-special blessing to be the Mommy that gets to watch her girl blossom!


GreenGirl said...

Absolutely love the photos.. now please post some video. Great job Claire. We miss you all.

Claire's Calico Corner said...

Oh...you are so sweet! I love you - thank you for being so supportive of me and going all over town for me on Saturday! Love,