Good afternoon. It has been a busy few days. My Love in Bloom Program...the life and loves of Jack Benny has been keeping busy. It is a wonderful program about a real stand up kind of guy! I love seeing the reactions and faces of my audiences. The laughter, the tears, the fact that we all share a common interest. Doesn't get much better than that!
Today I thought about 2 boys who are sharing a birthday today. They are 13 years old and being raised by their grandparents. The boys are handicapped, both physically and mentally. They have a disease called Angel man Syndrome. The struggles that the family face on a daily basis are really more than most would even dream to imagine...and they do this lovingly and with smiles on their faces. The grandparents are 73 and 77 years of age and do more than the average 30 year olds. This is a true for of love...especially appropriate the day before Valentine's Day. Love is so much more that the boy.girl scene. It is all about the precious lives that we watch over. The way that we react on a daily basis. Valentine's Day should just be a reminder. A way perhaps to say thank you. An occasion to let the other person know how special they are. So today....as much as I love the boys and wish them Happy Birthday, I want to tell Diane and Heinrich just how much "I LOVE YOU BOTH"! Just because you are who you are! Because I appreciate all the things you do and applaud you for the love you show others. You are a fine example of God's finest human beings. You are the ones who would make Him say..."Job well done!" So I guess today's word will be ADMIRATION. I hold these people in such great a steam and have the highest of ADMIRATION for them. The definition is a feeling of pleasure, wonder and appeal. I often wonder how they get through each day. The feeling of appreciation for what they d for those boys and as a trickle down, what they do for anyone who sees or know them. In life, we wish for some type of ADMIRATION. What better form of acknowledgment, than doing what is best for someone else and setting aside your own hopes and dreams that once were and replacing it with hopes and dreams for another person. I cannot imagine that when the time comes for this couple to take their journey home that there is not the most jeweled kingdom awaiting them. And what makes it even more amazing is that this couple don't even have those types of thoughts in their heads. I salute the two of you. You certainly have my ADMIRATION today and every day.
Quote for the day:
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.