While some have referred to me as a “ray of sunshine”, others have described me as sassy and stubborn. I am a 27-year-old dreamer who just lived in Paris, France for almost a year as an Au Pair and recently returned to Kansas City, Missouri ready for the next adventure.
What do I do or what do I want to do, you ask? Are any of us ever really done asking ourselves the same question? I let life lead me into new situations as I grow and learn about what makes me fulfilled. Always ready and open to be completely surprised. I firmly believe that we should always allow people the chance to surprise us. Whether it’s been doing art groups with beautiful souls at a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, teaching preschool at an Urban non-profit, teaching Sunday School in the various cities I’ve lived in, or playing Mary Poppins to three energetic, brilliant French children; the common denominator in heart is that I love working with kids.
My other passions include art/painting, writing, music (from Louis Armstrong to The Beatles to The Oh Hello’s), jogging/yoga, books on books on books, and coffee. Always coffee.
The amazing people in my world have always supported me in whatever crazy idea I am pursuing. I’m so lucky. I’m excited to share some of our life, but as always, the best is yet to come. Cheers!
My baby sister Lindsay is now 16 or 20 years old. She all grow up and she is adult now. She live in Paris to be a Pair a nanny to a family to help out. She see a lot of interesting and beautiful things all around in Paris France.
I am very proud of all of the things that she wants to do in her life. Lindsay is not only my sister she is in my life she is my truly best friend I could ever have in my life. She is very amazing, talent, beautiful sister I have as a sister.
Lindsay is a painter and she paint a picture of me when I was a baby. A portrait that the whole family loves when I was a little baby playing a toy piano.
My Sister Lindsay wrote a letter about a person that inspired her. A sister who has Down syndrome. Her name is Leah Stodden and that’s me. And Lindsay’s letter won a contest and Kathie Lee and Hoda made a segment called Everyone Has A Story. They sent us to New York City to be on the Today Show and to interview us and I played the piano on the show. It was my first time on National TV and it was a very special and touching moment to be on the Today Show that I will remember all in my life. When we were there I met a lot of celebrities – it was quite an experience that I ever have there. The song that Kathie Lee Gifford and David Freidman a Professional Composter wrote and a Broadway Singer Karen Mason sing the song for me. It is called Anything Is Possible and is a most Beautiful song that I ever heard. I will Cherish it and take it with me for my rest of my life.
I love to hang out with my sister and to be together a lot of time. I want to say thank you God to give me a very special sister and person I want to have in my whole life.