Special Exposure Wednesday ~ Grant My Wish, Amy — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

Special Exposure Wednesday ~ Grant My Wish, Amy

by Melody


Special Exposure Wednesday – Share the Photography Fun

Sunday, Wil was fortunate to be included among a group of local youth to meet and go on stage with Amy Grant. Amy was performing as headliner for a benefit concert to raise money for the building of a Miracle League field here in our city.

Amy is a delightful person. She took the time to chat with each of the kids, take photos with them and have them on stage for three song performances.

I had the opportunity to thank her personally and to hear her say (about Wil) “Oh, he is so cute!” Wil managed to capture more of Amy’s ear time than any other child there. And most of the photos I snapped of him with her are of the back or side of his head…he wouldn’t stop looking at her and talking to her. (I’ll share more later.)

This stage photo isn’t the best of Wil, but most of my shots include children for whom I do not have a release to post online…

Do you think Wil was happy? The young man with the gold medal from the 2008 Summer Paralympics is Lantz Lamback. I’ll tell you more about this remarkable young man next week. He’s a friend of Wil’s. Yeah, my kid gets around.

You know the drill…link up and show us your Special Exposure Wednesday photo.

Melody can be found at 5M4SN each week hosting Special Exposure Wednesday and sharing her love of photography the second and fourth Saturdays each month in her column, Photographing Your Children. You will also find her at Slurping Life sharing photos and a few words from her special life.

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1 Danette October 15, 2008 at 1:32 am

Wow, I can’t wait to hear more about Wil’s exciting day! Sounds like a great experience, and one he will probably never forget 🙂

2 Kristen October 15, 2008 at 5:27 am

That is fantastic!!! Yeah, he looks just *slightly* happy! That cracks me up that you could only get mostly shots of the back of his head…hilarious. What a great memory.

3 JoyMama October 15, 2008 at 6:47 am

That sounds like a wonderful event! Fun, happy photos!

4 mom_of2boys October 15, 2008 at 7:25 am

What a happy moment! Happy WW!

5 Maddy October 15, 2008 at 7:30 am

Fabulous! A new mover and shaker on the block.
Best wishes

6 Barbara October 15, 2008 at 7:38 am

Love it! Happiness is shared visibly! Thanks so much.

7 Katie October 15, 2008 at 8:09 am

Hurrah! I’m glad he had such a fantastic time. I can’t wait to hear more about it!

8 Jessica October 15, 2008 at 8:29 am

Too cool! I love her music!

9 Deborah October 15, 2008 at 8:55 am

That is one happy kid! I love her her music also.

10 jollyholly October 15, 2008 at 9:20 am

Oh what a delight!

11 Heidi October 15, 2008 at 9:26 am

That is very exciting! He looks SO happy!

12 trisha October 15, 2008 at 9:28 am

how brave he is!!!

my ww

13 Alisha October 15, 2008 at 9:30 am

That looks like a lot of fun! How cool of Amy to let them up there to sing along. Nice photos too!

14 Stephanie October 15, 2008 at 9:51 am

Yes! He looks really happy. What a cool experience to be onstage.

15 Michelle and Elliot October 15, 2008 at 10:05 am

Such a wonderful experience for a wonderful boy!

16 susieshomemade October 15, 2008 at 11:24 am

I love Amy Grant! She is one of my favorites, especially at Christmas. Great pictures:-)

17 Rachelle October 15, 2008 at 11:32 am

How awesome. He must have been so excited! Great pictures! :o)

18 sheila October 15, 2008 at 11:46 am

I don’t have a post for your special wednesday, but I’d like to say that your pics moved me. Very good blog! Very nice!

19 Michelle & Kayla October 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm

What a neat experience!

20 AmyG October 15, 2008 at 12:26 pm

What great fun!! Love those smiles!

21 Melody October 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Hi! Yep, had a fun day of it, and we’re still singing Amy Grant tunes. 🙂

Be popping in tonight and tomorrow visiting your SEW. Last week was a wipe-out for me and blog reading so I missed your SEW…forgive a gal, k?

22 RaChel October 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm

awesome pictures:)

23 Christina October 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Wow, that is too cool! Live it up, Wil – live it up!

24 Melissa October 15, 2008 at 9:29 pm

What a wonderful moment and beautiful smile!!

25 Shannon October 16, 2008 at 12:21 am

That is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear more. I didn’t participate this week. I wasn’t feeling well enough to get a post together last night… so maybe next week!

26 Jenny October 16, 2008 at 1:27 am

That’s so awesome, Melody! What fun for Wil (and you) to get to meet Amy Grant!

27 Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) October 16, 2008 at 2:19 am

So glad you all had such a great time!

Amy sure is a fabulous person isn’t she. I met her years ago as well. She is so kind and genuine!

28 Kara October 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Great pictures! I swam with Lantz in Athens-great guy!

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