His rail thin body looked childlike under the sheets. At 35 his once muscular body could no longer stand without someone holding him up. AIDS was about to take his life. The lessons I learned from my brother Tim that November were lost on me then.
I arrive in time to take a seat next to her mother and grandmother. I tuck the narrow gold satin ribbon into the for hymn It is confirmation day for young Sophia, whom…. We honor those we have loved and lost.
She blended right in with the throng of cheering fans. But as Victoria walked out the gym door, I saw seriousness rather than celebration on her face.
Her dark hair hung over her face as she furiously took notes. She barely spoke the entire semester.
I always note the day. A wave of anxiety annually washes over me as I think of how lives and futures of countless Americans will be changed by decisions placed in the hands of nine people.
I have fretted…. I was sitting in the hospital waiting room. My friend was getting a new hip and I was happy to await the news of a successful surgery.
May I help you? That was an….
At times understanding his speech was a challenge for me. After a second ask that he repeat himself, I turned to Dave for interpretation. Doug has Down syndrome.