CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The sky’s the limit when it comes to this week’s Waiting Child. He’s smart, plays many instruments and and hopes to change the world when he gets older.
Meet Elijah. He is 14 years old and in the 8th grade. With a passion for planes and space shuttles, he hopes to one day save the earth from global warming, “My goal is to be a nuclear physicist, but if that doesn’t work then Plan (B) is to play an instrument.”
Not only does Elijah enjoy math and reading but he’s musically gifted. When he was 6 years old he started playing the guitar. Now he plays saxophone and is a member of the band, “I can play baritone, trombone, tuba and i’m learning how to play trumpet.”
Music holds a special place in his heart. He says it’s all about the story and the feeling, “The thing that I love about music is being able to go back into the heritage of the instrument that I play.”
In addition to saving the world and playing sweet tunes, Elijah loves being outdoors. From fishing, playing basketball to digging for gold— he’s ready! The difficulty is not having a family to call his own. Elijah says he feels alone when other people get to enjoy family time, “Whenever I see other people and their families and how they’re having fun with their parents I think back to my real mother and my father.”