We are always circulating around via email “feel good” stories that touch
our hearts. This one actually happened to me yesterday, and I thought that
those I am sharing it with will understand what it means...
After finishing dinner with Allen and Brandon, it was just B and I left
sitting at the kitchen table. I was so tired (after all it was 7pm!) that I put
my head down on the arm of his wheelchair. I positioned his hand and fingers
on my head and hair so he would have that “sensory” experience of feeling
my hair as his fingers would move. (and I would get a gentle head massage!).
The armrest was actually quite soft and comfortable and we stayed in silence
like this for at least five minutes. (I probably even dozed off!)
All of a sudden I heard a voice…Brandon’s digitized voice from his Dynavox.
“I LOVE YOU.”
I looked up at him stunned, and as the tears formed in my eyes (as they are
as I again retell the story), he just started smiling and laughing. Brandon
knew what my reaction was going to be to what he said, even before he saw the
look on my face. He knew how happy he made me with those three words. He
knew that what he had said was going to make me cry “happy tears”. He
thinks it is funny that I cry “happy tears”.
So together we shared our unbelievable happiness…me with my tears because my
son had given me this amazing moment…and B with his laughter and smiles
because he knew that he had given me this moment. A moment that will last
So you see...no matter the circumstances...you never really know what can
make someone happy, nor in what form that happiness will manifest itself. It’s
different for everyone but should be experienced and shared by all.
I hope that my story made you happy whether it stays with you for a moment
or a lifetime...
Whether you smiled and laughed, or had tears in your eyes…or both...I hope
it touched your heart...
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