This made me cry, but a good cry.
Monday, October 15, 2018
When my Hubby and I first got married in 1983 we moved into a apartment building that was close to our work. We worked for the same company, different departments. A young man that lived in our apartment building, around 20, befriended me. He always went out of his way to have a chat, and helped me with my grocery bags. I lived on the 3rd floor so I had a ways to carry the bags. He always had a smile on his face, and I adored him. Such a nice kid. He had Cerebral Palsy. My apartment had a program set up to help young people with disabilities. They could live with a room mate, and also had their independence. The Social Workers would come out every week go over their check books etc., make sure everything was going well. I thought the program was wonderful. Most people didn't give this young man much attention. You had to listen carefully to what he said, and he walked funny. That never bothered me. I grew up with two different neighbors as a kid that were in a wheel chair. By 5 years of age I knew early how challenging life could be for some people. I have RA. My hands were not as bad back then, but I wasn't as strong as I used to be either. And here this sweet boy, thinking of others, felt I needed help with my grocery bags. I will never forget his kindness and smile that he always carried with him. So when I viewed this article I cried. I cried for the young man I knew way back when, and I cried for those who followed in his footsteps. I told my Hubby "it's about time" Hart High School is about a 30 min. drive from where I live. Grab a Kleenex!
p.s. The music is a bit too loud, and should have been quieter. Turn up your speakers so you can hear this young man talk.