May 31st 2012
At 21 lbs/31 inches 4 yr old Iverson, was the exact opposite of the nickname he referred to himself as “Gwolabo” meaning “BIG” or “GIANT” was smaller than our youngest toddler at the house, even with his bloated belly. Iverson was angry. He was upset. He was mad. He was aggressive and mischievous, but he had a laugh that tickled the ears of everyone who heard it. His emotions rose and fell, the highs and lows were unpredictable and spontaneous not understanding why he was feeling them or being able to articulate what it was he felt. That little skeleton was indeed the host to a GIANT soul of emotion and personality.
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14
Now - The Artist
Iverson loves to sing, dance and perform ! He sings with a confident high scale somehow conferring joy and happiness in each note. He doesn’t care who is watching or what people think. He sings because there is a melody in his heart. Iverson came to us the youngest and the emotional scars that displayed themselves in everything he did have in many ways healed. He has worked through the anger, hate, and aggression that he desperately needed to express. It is as though the mask of resentment and rage has disappeared revealing underneath it a light hearted, life loving, free spirited seven year old. Iverson has a magnetic personality that simply pulls you in to its simplistic joy. Were it his choice he would entertain you with flips, jumps, songs, and melodies all day.