Earlier today, I went into Ka'eo Jr's Son-Rise Program Playroom to clean up before our next volunteer came to play with Ka'eo Jr. I noticed Ka'eo Jr had scattered some of his board books in the middle of the floor. I gathered them together and noticed they didn't close tight anymore because he'd bent some of the pages.
When I picked up these books, I noticed the books looked like the one in this photo...just another board book that Ka'eo Jr had started to "destroy" bending the pages this way and that.
"Oh well...they're his books..." I thought briefly as I put them back up on the shelf.
Later today, our volunteer came out of his session with Ka'eo Jr and said, "wow, it's so cool how he bends his books like that!" I looked at him with a puzzled face..."what do you mean?"
"I mean the way he bends every page to make that pattern," he said. Then he handed me a Blue's Clues board book and said, "I noticed he bends them, and then looks at them from the side like this."
I held up the book and I was blown away by the amazing beauty Ka'eo Jr had created with this simple children's book! It looked like so many beautiful things in the world: a peacock, a Japanese fan, the light reflecting in it looked like a star, even a beautiful palace...
I took it to the window to take a picture of it and then I noticed even more beauty coming from its sillouette against the Hawaiian evening sky.
Our angel is such a miracle. He sees and experiences our world in such a different than we do. We are so blessed to have him in our lives. I'm grateful that we, and everyone else on Team Ka'eo Jr, has learned to look at him and everything he does through "Son-Rise Eyes" meaning without assumptions or judgements, with open minds and full of love.
Thanks to God, Ka'eo Jr is our greatest teacher.