I’m beyond thrilled to have musical star Sabrina Weckerlin in today’s coffee talk. Last year, when I just randomly mentioned to our mutual friend Peter Stassen over breakfast that I am working on my next book which is about kids with down syndrome and their siblings, he instantly suggested Sabrina and her older sister Silke who has trisomy 21 to be part of it and hooked us up on the spot.
So, a couple of weeks ago, my good friend and beloved assistant Ulli and I went on a little road trip into the beautiful Black Forest where Sabrina and her adorable family live – an area where you can still find snow, even when the rest of Germany’s flora is already in spring mode.
The minute we knocked on their door, I fell in love with this girl … and her family. I can’t really tell you what I love the most about them. Maybe that they are so very down to earth, very welcoming and just downright wonderful and nice people. Although Sabrina and Silke are about 15 years apart in age, they are very close. We so much enjoyed listening to their stories and browsing with Silke through her photo albums. You’ll find more Silke & Sabrina lovin’ and her story in my new book „Außergewöhnlich: Geschwisterliebe“ which will be published on April 19.
When Sabrina showed us around (they seriously live in vacationland), I snapped my camera and took a few images of her and her gorgeous dog Rusty in their backyard. Holy smokes, this girl is such a talent and so much eye candy. A photographer’s dream and I am pretty sure that this wasn’t the last time I had her in front of my lens.
Sabrina is a Black Forest girl through and through and her sweet parents gave her the tools to be courageous, disciplined and persevere in the most humbling way. When they saw her potential and opportunity knocked on her door, they supported her with all their hearts and means so that she could reach for the stars and make her dream come true. BTW a dream that she knew nothing about before, only until her best friend got her into a casting call. Before that day Sabrina was certain that one day she will become a teacher or dancing trainer for kids with special needs. Again, John Lennon was right, life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.
Enjoy our little coffee talk interview and be head over heels with this incredibly beautiful and super talented girl.