maandag 15 mei 2017

My knight in shining armor and the weekly challenge

Last week was a hectic one; I'll explain why.
As some of you know, Kees (my husband), has CP (Cerebral Palsy) what was called 'spastic' earlier.

Sometimes when he is walking outside children or adults call him nasty names or deride him. With help of an organization for disabled people (if you translate this, it is something like 'Netherlands unlimited'), Kees went to a school nearby to tell a class of children (about 11 years old) what it is to live with a handicap like this.

There were also people from two TV stations (one national and the other one regional) that did interviews with him and filmed him in school and at home.

This all happened on Thursday, but also Friday was filled with reactions from lots of people known and unknown. Those reactions were heartwarming and something to be remembered.

This is a photo of Kees in the class


and this is a link to an article on the website of the regional TV station. Of course it is in Dutch, so hard to understand for most of you. If you want, Google Translate will give you some idea.

http://www.rtvutrecht.nl/nieuws/1618778/gepeste-gehandicapte-kees-70-lucht-zijn-hart-op-basisschool.html 

No need to tell you how proud I am that he did this. Not just for himself but for all people 'different'!
As Kees said "We have moved a stone in a river on earth" (translated from a Dutch song).

So, and now to the challenge of this week: String Theory - Stripes!
I like this challenge and worked on it with a real zen feeling. Decided to leave the stripe in the center open and after finishing I think that was the right thing to do.


Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

25 opmerkingen:

  1. Wonderful story, as a 'different' person, I applaud him. (and thank him!) The white strip really adds to the tangle and I love the reflection/echo feel.

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  2. Lovely story, thank you for sharing Annemarie.

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  3. Beautiful tile Your string of stripes is great. And the open stripe through the center really sets off the rest of the tile. I especially like the blue color you used on your tile. That is a wonderful story you told. I commend your husband Kees for going to the school and telling the children his story. He seems like a very wonderful person.

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  4. Wat een mooi verhaal van jouw Kees, zo fijn dat er mensen zijn die dit willen (kunnen) doen!
    Kan me voorstellen dat je trots op hem bent.
    Mooie tile, zo gespiegeld, prachtige compositie.

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  5. Ik ben zeker dat Kees een heel aardige man is, kijk naar die gezichten van de meisjes, heel mooi wat hij gedaan heeft en hoe hij omgaat met CP.
    Mirrored, zoals de Amerikanen zeggen, is een heel mooie techniek, dat bewijs jij hier nog eens. Ik ga dat zeker ook een keerjte proberen. Het is weer een geweldige tile geworden!

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  6. How wonderful that Kees went in and talked to the classes. It will make a difference in these children's lives and hopefully the stone that was thrown in the water will continue to ripple outward. Love your diva tile too!

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  7. Very nice. You drew a "mirror" tile...everything has it's opposite.

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  8. A wonderfully heartwarming story of courage and acceptance. And a beautiful tile as well. Thank you.

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  9. That was wonderful of Kees to do that. You must be so proud of him! Beautiful tile. :)

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  10. I am so impressed with Kees! What a wonderful thing to do for this young children. I can't believe people can still be so cruel. Give him my best. And, a lovely tile. I agree that the white stripe is perfect as it is.

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  11. Beautiful story. Lovely gentle color in the tile.

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  12. How wonderful...your husband, your story and your tile. Most heartwarming. Axxx

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  13. Love to read your story and see the pic of your husband in front of the class. He is one of those heros, exposing themselves to fight against discrimination and to spred knowledge!
    Your tile is so nice! It gives a warm feeling.

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  14. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story 😍 Your tile is lovely.

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  15. Like the shifted mirror effect of your tile. It's great that your husband talked to children about his handicap. Children need to learn that people can be different so that they grow up to be better adults.

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  16. You have every reason to be proud of your husband and I admire your husband for how he handles his handicap and does not just sit at home feeling sorry for himself. Educating kids about certain illnesses is so important to quash the stigma we sometimes associate with.
    Your tile is a great idea. Turn it 180 and it is still the same. Well done!
    http://imagesplitter.net/

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  17. I really like how you mirrored and reversed the patterns! And a wonderful story about your husband Kees.

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  18. What your husband did took a good deal of courage based on some of his experiences. Glad it went well. Like the wash on your tile as well as the nice variety of tangles that you used. I was a little more traditional and stuck with grid tangles for my stripes.

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  19. I love your stripes tile, but more so, I love your brave and courageous husband for educating the rest of us! We all need more kindness and compassion for others. :)

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  20. What an inspiring post! Children need to know real-life heroes like Kees. So glad that he went and spoke to them. Your ribbons are all so lovely. I like the way you left some "white" space to let the tile breathe!

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  21. Lovely tile for the diva challenge. I like the colour and the patterns you combined :-)

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  22. I love your challenge tile, especially with the white space allowing the eye to rest a bit. Wonderful tile! Thank you for sharing your husband's story with us. As a mother and wife to "different" guys in my life, it always takes a bit more to realize just how much they are battling against and Kees truly is a hero and role model. I am so glad you shared that!

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  23. Your tile is beautiful and I'm so proud of your husband, too! The composition of your tile is so lovely and balanced.

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  24. Hello, I like the different patterns you used for this tile. Very nice.

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