Friday, December 11, 2009

Amber's Passion

Last night we drove 35 miles in an hour and a half (very slow) to go to Amber's (10-year-old granddaughter) Christmas concert. It is amazing what someone can do with a bunch of 3rd - 5th graders. It was really good! After the concert we went to Amy's house for pizza. I spent some time with Amber in her room, just talking. She revealed that she didn't like being in the choir and would probably drop out next year. And she didn't much like Girl Scouts anymore and would probably drop out next year. Trying to find her interest, I asked, "If you could do anything in the world that you wanted to do, and you didn't have to worry about time or money, what would you want to do?" Her face turned into a big smile, her eyes sparkled, and I just knew we had finally found her passion, her interest. "Go shopping!" she said.

1 comment:

  1. That and animals! I told her that next year she doesn't have to be in Girl Scouts or Choir, but I insist that she find at least one club to join, since I want her to be part of some kind of group. She said, "Is there a shopping club?"

    The question is: How do you take a passion for shopping and turn it into something that builds character and skill??