No card today - I'm still away on my holiday in Florida - just lazing by the pool today so thought I'd do a little blogging catch up. I've done some DT commenting and a bit of a nosey around - its great to have nothing else to do.
I had something happen last night that touched my heart so much and just thought I would share. Some of you may know that my youngest son Tom is disabled by cerebral palsy, he has severe motor skill problems and although he can stand and walk with help ( which means he can do all the roller coasters here in Florida!!) his biggest problems are that he can't coordinate with his hands so can't write with a pen or feed himself and his speech is also difficult to understand. He's also really bright - did well in his A levels and now going into the last year of his degree course at Uni. He has a real talent for writing and is being encouraged by the Uni to continue onto masters and PHD and he just loves life so much - he's quite the best person I know!
Anyway last night we were out at a steakhouse in Haines city called Mannys - a real roadhouse type of place great steaks, two for one happy hour and fantastic atmosphere we always go at least once when we're here in Florida. We had a great meal last night and as often happens some people stopped to talk to us on their way out. The lady of the couple told us her nephew had cerebral palsy and she said she knew how looking after a child with a disability could be hard, we chatted a while and they left - they were nice people. When we were getting ready to go we asked for the check and the server told us it had already been settled for us - the people who had stopped and chatted had paid our bill for us. We felt so overwhelmed that people who we had never seen before and will probably never see again could be so kind - it was a wonderful gesture and I feel quite teary just thinking about it
You come across so many people in life - some not so good and some wonderful - these people were of the very best, I may not be able to thank them personally but they have a little place in my heart
Well I'm off to have a swim in the pool - I have to exercise these steaks off somehow! Have a great week everyone - hope you find some wonderful people as your week goes on.