3/18 - Count your blessings
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
What? Is this 3 issues in 1 week??
That’s got to be a record!
Son #4 went skiing today with the Utah School for the blind. They go every Tuesday this year, and I even got to go with them last week. Fun fun!
Now, there’s a little boy in Son #4’s school who’s a year younger than son #4. They ride the bus to and from school together, and they’ve become fast friends. Both have had brain tumors, (apparently Gabe still does) and both are legally blind. But, today Gabe didn’t go skiing with the school. He’s in St. George. Yes, he’s in warm sunny St. George on a fully paid vacation with his family. Not only a vacation, but while they are gone, they’re getting a brand new house built! Monday son #4’s class got to go see Gabe’s house demolished, and within a week, he’ll have a brand new home in the same spot. Sort of like a local home make-over on steroids. Son #4 and Gabe even got to sit on the back of the fire truck and spray water at the house!
Ok, least you think these guys are “lucky” to have received a brand new home, count your own blessings. There is always someone who is luckier than you, and then there is always someone who isn’t as lucky as you. I don’t think I’d trade their problems for mine in a heartbeat. I don’t think you would either after you read their story;
ABC News Story
Salt Lake Tribune Story
Taylorsville/Kearns Journal front page story
Heart 2 Home Project
Home building project Live Camera
Gabe, the Jazz Bear, and son #4
Like I said before, count your blessings...
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