Benjamin has been taking piano lessons for several months and seems to be really enjoying it. He picks up the pieces quickly and the even the music theory end of it seems to make sense to him. He practices daily with no prompting. Many times a day you will find him sitting at the piano going over his pieces or just playing around.
This Sunday our church held a parish talent show and Ben decided he would like to participate.
I was so proud of Benjamin. He has grown and matured by leaps and bounds this year. He has always been painfully shy. Often unable to even look a person in the eye let alone make polite responses to people. Slowly but surely and with a year of lots of confidence building experiences he has really come out of his shell. No longer does he cling to me when we are at social functions. He is off forging his own friendships, having fun, taking chances. I can't wait to see what another year will bring for Benjamin!