Tuesday, January 5, 2010

01.05.10 David "Chubbs" Stillman-'Special' is the right word

" 'Special' is the right word for Kirkwood High student" --St. Louis Today article 1/5/10


This is a very touching story brought to my attention by Cathy, my mother. It reinforces that children can show respect for and engage in true friendships with people of special needs.  I only hope that Ellie can be treated with the same respect and honor by her friends.  That her talents are encouraged by her friends and that her successes are celebrated like "Chubbs".

Two side notes:
1. Today is Matt Abbott's birthday.  Big shout out to you!
2. Thank you so much for everyone's support during this difficult time for me.  I appreciate it more than you will ever know.  Your support, love, and prayers have made me stronger, which in turn helps me to overcome these obstacles that life throws at all of us.  They have also made me a better wife, mother, daughter, and friend.  Thank you.  Life is a journey and not a destination someone once said.  Right now the path is pretty bumpy.

Ellie loves the new play-mat that Andrew selected for her.  She is becoming more interested in her surround environment and she is starting to reach up at objects of interest.

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