Thursday, June 19, 2014

Introducing another granddaughter …Faye

Here is my beautiful granddaughter Faye who just turned 12 and has had her hair cut short for her role as an Owlet …details to follow !

Faye is my oldest son’s daughter and she has some pretty heavy burdens on her young shoulders. She is a Type 1 juvenile diabetic and also has Asperger’s syndrome but none of that holds her back. She has an amazing memory and will often amuse us with her spot on imitations of her favorite TV and movie characters…often enhanced with dance steps.

She is fortunate to live in Chapel Hill, NC where there are so many resources available for children with special needs. One of those is the “Acting Is Awesome” program put on by the Town Parks Dept. It utilizes the skills used in acting as effective ways to increase social awareness and is run by Amy Elliott, PhD, a registered Drama Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor.

Faye has blossomed in this fun environment and even wrote a theater adaptation from one of her favorite animated films, “Legends of the Guardians” which was presented last Saturday by the “Acting is Awesome” group. Faye’s play centered around the Owls of Ga-hoole who live in the forest so the woods behind the Chapel Hill Library were a perfect setting for the performance. A large gathering of family members, friends and teachers followed along the path as Soren (Faye) and her owlet friend escaped the grasps of the evil Pure Ones.

You see them here with their drama counselor Amy…

Can you tell which owls are naughty and which are nice? They all look pretty nice to me


Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, you must be so proud of her. Such a cutie and talented. Amazing that she wrote the play and got to act in it also. Should we get her autograph now??

12:35 PM  
Blogger ellen said...

Ginnie, what a lovely post and what a beautiful grand daughter you have. Such a wonderful experience for her and something I am sure she will treasure.
(Trying to get back into things here, tho. I know I won't catch up.
Do hope that you received my email long ago in response to you thoughtful note.)

2:58 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

She seems like an impressive young lady.

5:19 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful! Yes, Chapel Hill is a great place for all children's educations. There are so many opportunities in the arts there as well.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

So glad that you introduced her. She seems to be quite talented. Wishing her the best in her endeavors.

4:51 PM  
Blogger possum said...

What a great post! Don't know which one of you is luckier - you to have her or that she has you!
So great when these kids are in a place where they can achieve their personal greatness.
Bravo Faye.
Bravo to all who are part of her success.

4:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am certain she will make or made a fine owlet. Theatre, acting, is wonderful for all. My daughter, a Thespian in high school, now works with Special Needs kids. They are very special, and so is she.

12:41 PM  

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