Matthias is ten years old and David is eleven. Matthias is the younger brother, but because his older brother was born with special needs, he functions as the big brother. At school, he was given a writing assignment to share thoughts on someone he cares deeply about. He chose his brother, David. His teacher shared the essay with us at our parent/teacher conference and I was, of course, tearing up at his sweet words and insights. Can I share it with you?

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My Brother, David
By Matthias Leonard, age 10

A person I have strong feelings about is my brother. His name is David Stephen Leonard. The reasons I have very strong feelings about him is because he has a birth disease called Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.He has two fingers on one hand and five on the other.

I’m sharing over at {in}courage today. Hop over to read the rest of Matthias’ essay.

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