mind the gap


I’m not gonna lie, the gap can be painful.

Oh, but yes, there is much to celebrate… many hurdles that get hurdled, many boxes that get checked.

But, with some, the gap continues to grow even with all of the successes.

Before you point and shake your finger at me… keep reading.

The first gap crawled in when his friends started kindergarten.

From then on, the gap grew feet and ran.

Interests shifted and soon all I heard about were orchestrated sports teams, play dates, and well, normal stuff.

But, he was making his own honorable progress…. He worked like a dog.

He still does.

The second and most shocking gap explosion came when my own daughter started kindergarten.

I couldn’t stop her brain!   It was so easy for her.

I marvel at the easy.

But, alas, the gap between my two muffins came and never left.

Sometimes I ignore and shove it way waaay back.

Sometimes I call it as I see it… and I deal with it.

Sometimes, I completely lose it.  I do.

I still do.

She has now surpassed him in math and reading and really any other subject you want to throw in… and she knows it. She is aware.

If I ended here, that would be sad.

But, wait for it…

Yes, she is aware. But, she is also aware that he can do the monkey bars better than anyone in our neck of the woods, that he has a crazy awesome ability to remember people and navigate, and can build a two story card house in a minute flat.

The list goes on. It keeps growing.

We celebrate it.

We talk about it.

We cultivate it.

The gap does exist. But, new talents and gifts can replace those cracks.

You just need eyes to see them… or maybe a brand new set. <smile>

To read more blogs from Melanie, Seth and TheFowler4Group, check out their Website (www.lookatmyeyes.com) and while you’re there, buy a copy of their book, “Look At My Eyes”.  Or find them on YouTube.  To contact TheFowler4 Group email: info@thefowler4group.com

Special Thanks to Jewett Photography DFW Photographers http://www.jewettphotography.com

One response to “mind the gap

  1. Mrs. Fowler, your family is amazing and I love reading your blog. I miss rinning into you and your daughter at csc. Thanks for always sharing with all of us and god bless

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