Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love is in the air...


Josh and Jenny are both special people. They were both born with disabilities that have held them back in some ways, but made them exceed in others. Like "peoplehood".
They are wonderful people to know.
They met thirteen years ago at their special camp that they both attend each June. I don't know what happened, but they clicked. For years, they only met that one week of camp. Last year, we made arrangements for them to have a date night every couple of months. They love it. They plan it over the phone, and Jenny talks with her supportive staff folks, and Josh calls mama.
They drive Jen west, about 28 miles, and I drive Josh east, about 28 miles. We meet in a town that's halfway between. They go see a movie, and eat dinner on a Friday night, while the staff person, and I kill time somewhere.
I think by their faces, you see that they had a special Valentine's date tonight.
The rose was a big hit. Major brownie points for Josh. So, far in thirteen years, they've moved right along to hugging. It's the cutest darn thing to see. One day, Josh says he's going for it...by golly, he's going to get brave, and go wild, and kiss that girl right on the cheek!

23 comments:

April said...

Wow...he's one wile & crazy guy! (I can say that about him, cuz he's my brother!!) That is the sweetest pic, and he looks terribly happy!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh Corgi Dog Mama...Yer a sweet gal, dearie, something rare and good, and yer son is likewise. The both of ye have STYLE.

I love that picture of J&J...

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Loved reading this post! Very special--made my day!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful beautiful thing that is. Life can be so hard and yet so simple at the same time.
You are so wonderful bringing him 28 miles to see his girl.
They are a cute couple.
A good way to end the day -
Chatty

coopercreek said...

That just made my day! Thanks for sharing.

coopercreek said...

That just made my day! Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Your post was so heartwarming to read! Hope you have a great Valentine's weekend and thanks for following my blog A Robin's Nest!

squawmama said...

This was the sweetest Valentine Story ever... How special they both are and how great are you and the staff are for making their day so special... Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story...

(((HUGS & KISSES)))
D♥nna

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

They ae both dolls, and they seem so happy. I know that he is so very special to you and she is so very special to have found him. It's too bad we can't all experience that sweet simple love, and I hope he does just go for it and kiss that girl right on her cheek...lol...
God bless you and the staff person for giving them this special time together.

"FAITHFUL FRANNIE" said...

A true love story to be told! I take true inspiration from this love story you have shared! This is truly special, innocent love, and I'm crossing my fingers that next time is the time he pecks her precious cheek...be ready Susan, he'll probably really sweep her off her feet! Thank you for sharing this BEAUTIFUL story!

"FAITHFUL FRANNIE" said...

Oh, My dear Corgi Mamma...I am gonna be in BIG trouble...lol...with you...
I have been out visitng "Family and new Friends....and now that I am in my "adopting" mode you better give Josh a hug for me...and of course...lol(IN BIG TROUBLE NOW) a peck on the cheek for your Jimmy! ( lol...Better run now!!!) Happy Valentines Day Sista!

SueLovesCherries said...

That is the best Valentine story ever!

Chatty Crone said...

You got snow for Valentine's Day - how nice (lol).

Happy Valentine's Day.
Hoping for some chocolate for you tonihgt.

Tammy said...

L♥ve it!

This is the kind of post where Hubby heard me chuckling and came to investigate, so I read it aloud to him...he chuckled too!

What is so awesome is it is a true romantical story!!

I'm so glad you stopped by my place! From reading your profile we have quite a few things in common....George Strait....wranglers...mmmhhhh!!

I'll be back to read here...for sure!

Hootin' Anni said...

How sweet!!!!!
Hey now...if you ever get up to Rockport....I'm just a few miles away.

Have a great Sunday.

Miss Janice said...

How sweet is this story???!!

Debra said...

Hi ! It's Deb form Pilgrims & Pioneers!
What a wonderful thing you are doing for this couple!
I was surprised to learn that you have been to the Dixon/ Oregon area! It's almost in my backyard!
If you get the way again just let me know - I will drive up to meet you!

Sherrie said...

What a sweet picture, everyone in my house really enjoyed it.

Thanks for the get well wishes over on my blog, I'm *almost* completely well now. After six days of fever it finally cleared up and now I just have a wee cough. I'd been staying away from Mom and Gram since it started, and I finally was well enough to visit with them tonight after a week of (rightful)quarantine. Did Jim get any magic meds from his doc to fix him up?

Carla said...

this IS love!! Kudos to you two for helping this happen!! If only all special people could find a special mate and have special dates:)

Creations from my heart said...

What a wonderful story! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my latest post about the cloche. Blessings....Sherry

Karol said...

SO sweet! Hey, send me your email address. I have a Seaside picture to send you!

Karol :0)

ocmist said...

I loved this story and the joy you have brought to these special people. I worked with special children for 18 years and love them so much. There are not a lot of people that will take the time to learn what special friends they make. God will Bless you for the love you have shown... Linda (OC's Mom)

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