Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kevin's R-word speech on YouTube


Spread the word!

16 comments:

heather said...

He did such a great job!!! And it's always fun to see how big Finn is getting. Ryan (my 11 year old) watched it and enjoyed it. It's good for everyone to see. Thanks for taking the time to video it.

ds.mama said...

I love your kids! (The matching doos were too cute, and Finn was an adorbale distraction...) but what Kevin said was so awesome that his message should be heard by everyone. SP could get some real pointers from that boy. Honestly, Lisa, you must be so proud.

Monica Crumley said...

This is great. My 12 year old, Nic, watched it with me. I agree Finn was an adorable distraction and Kevin was a great advocate. He's so comfortable in front of the camera, too. Thank you for sharing this -- I"ll be sharing it, too. :-)

Catherine Just said...

amazing
I posted the video on my blog as well. He says it better than I ever could.

Esther and Brian said...

Kevin is so mature! The way he was even holding wiggling Finn- very mature and caring! (I am not going to use the word maternal, just mature!).

So so awesome...

Beth said...

Wow, Lisa! What courage that Kevin shared this speech with his school! What a great kid, so mature at 13!
And Finn. Well, he's just too cute for words.

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

This was wonderful!!!! Thank you for sharing!

The Paskins Family said...

This was absolutely amazing! Way to go Kevin!!!!

It made me cry to see how deep Kevin's understanding of prejudice is - it's clear he has lived it with Finnian.

Thanks for sharing - I'll be sure to pass it along.

Lisa said...

I'll say it again... you done good. And Kevin did AMAZING! I plan to share this...

nickelpicklemama said...

Should be very proud of your son. His words brought me to tears! What a fine your man you are raising! Kudos!

Anna Alexandrova said...

Fantastic! Yet again, you are such a lucky woman, Lisa.

But I must say Finnian did not sound impressed with Lincoln!

Jenn said...

Lisa, thanks for posting this video! It was perfectly timed for me to show my son and one of his friends. Kid to kid communication is sometimes better received than just another blah-blah-blah from a nagging mom...especially one who sometimes can't seem to find the right words. Lucky for me Kevin nailed 'em!

Kevin, I loved your speech when I read it and it was ten times better when you delivered it! Nice work!!

The Sanchez Family said...

Oh Lisa!! I just had a free moment to watch this and I'm so deeply touched by Kevin's love and understanding. Oh I hope my older boys grow up to be an advocate like Kevin. Just amazing and YES Finn is an ADORABLE distraction and excellent reminder why this issue is so important!!!
STANDING OVATION!

Jessica said...

Impressive. Finn sure has an awesome big brother.

Talley Images said...

What an amazing man Kevin is growing into.... such compassion and understanding and maturity. Finn has a great advocate and you must be one proud momma!

Way to go Kevin!

chris said...

Hi Kevin,
I just watched your speech with my son Joshua (he is just a Month older than your brother).
We live in Germany, so you can see how many people you can reach.
Well done!!!!
Keep standing for what you believe in!