Sunday, August 30, 2009

Life lessons learned. . .

Several years ago, I witnessed this same scene every morning on my drive to school. A mother would come from her house pushing her special needs teenage son in his wheelchair. She would carefully guide him to the schoolbus driver and awaiting bus. The bus driver would greet them heartily, and then gently lift the young man onto the bus. Mother was watching and smiling as her son was being boarded. Then, as the bus began to pull away from the curb, mother began waving and waved until the bus was around the corner and out of sight. This mother, her son and the bus driver taught me some valuable life lessons: the lesson of perseverance, the lesson of love that knows no bounds, and the lesson of thankfulness in all things for we have much to be thankful for!
Have a blessed week!

14 comments:

Leann said...

Hi Vicki

I really enjoyed visiting you today! This story touched my heart and I love your vintage images!!

Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love Company!!

Happy PS 1 day late!!
Leann

June said...

Hi Vicki,
I'm crying now reading your lovely post. A wonderful life lesson learned.
Hugs,
June

Rebecca said...

Those endearing Life Lessons... Nothing is sweeter...nothing is better....nothing.

Love, Rebecca

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... that is so beautiful, and I have always thought, those precious little children (or anyone) with special needs make me love them all the more... what a special mama too... I feel the same way about little animals that have special needs as well...they somehow get along in life beautifully...and make me appreciate my blessings even more... Bisous... Julie Marie

Marilyn said...

Lovely Post....
We have a mother down the street that has a 4 year old. The 4 year old little girl has inoperable brain cancer. After much treatments & hospital stays the child is being kept comfortable & is dying as we speak. My point is the mother, about 35, is a radiologist & I got to know her after I broke my foot last year. She can still smile... Bless them both!!
How do you keep going??
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Regina said...

Such a beautiful reminder. Great post!
Have nice week ahead.

blushing rose said...

We have 2 situations like this on either side of us ... it dos make one pause & realize our personal blessings BUT also the lessons we can learn of others & apply to ourelves.

How do you keep smiling? Through God's love & blessings, though your heart may be crying.

Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Paula said...

Dear Vicki,

The image is just lovely and so sweet, as is the story you shared! Such a blessing!

I enjoyed your Pink Saturday. Everything you shared is so beautiful. We love the same things!

Have a blessed day!
Love, Paula

Becs said...

Vicki, thanks for sharing that. Special Needs people are a blessing and have been in my life. Becs

Sares said...

This is a very sweet story. I strolled through some of your previous posts, I love all your pretty pictures, especially the baby girl on the sidebar with the puppy. I have always loved that one. Is it by Betsy Pease? Thanks for visiting Loveleigh Treasures and leaving me a comment.Have yourself a great week Vickie!

Martha's Favorites said...

What a sweet story. Thank you for sharing it. I love your Pink Saturday items. Look forward to see more of your treasures. Martha

Barb said...

Vicki,
That is beautiful.

I have been blessed to help in a special needs home before. No matter what the age, they so appreciate time spent, and tender touches.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

OH, thanks for coming by and for your kind words.
bj

Catharina Maria said...

This is a heartwarming post Vicki !
Love Rini

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Vicki, of course I do remember talking to you on the phone recently! It's so nice to see your blog...I took a look down the page and you have many lovely things. Have a beautiful week~xo~ Janet