Eight years ago tomorrow, I was exactly where I was meant to be

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imageEight years ago tomorrow, I stood at the altar, watching as my wife crossed the courtyard toward the church. I remember smiling so much my cheeks hurt; I remember the pride and appreciation I felt knowing I was about to be her husband; and I remember a momentary breeze lifting a strand of hair away from her face, like God’s finger gently brushing it aside as she entered the chapel.

As with any rare occasion when we don’t enter a room together, our eyes found each other immediately. So much was said to each other during that long walk to the altar, not in words, but spoken between our two hearts — in a language we had been fluent in from the moment we met.

Oct. 28, 2006:
My search for a red rose after making the hour-long drive to Salem for our first date had put me behind. Coupled with…

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Unworthy of Support?

A thought provoking post

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support“A friend of mine has to pay $700 a month for a kid he doesn’t even want. What’s worse is that the kid is mentally disabled. Why should he have to pay for a kid like that?” Stunned by this man’s words, all I could do was stand there and listen to him.

I was in shock, speechless. Did he really just say that children with disabilities are unworthy of monetary support? That they are unequal to or less important than typical children? That they’re undeserving?” No, no one thinks like that. Do they?

Evidently they do, as that is exactly what this man was saying. The conversation soon proved that.

As I stood there biting my tongue, waiting for a calm response to enter my mind, I kept thinking, “this man has no idea that my son is Autistic.” If I told him, would it make him feel ashamed…

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