On Saturday the kids and I picked up Great Grandma Jo and took her with us to the Aquarium of the Pacific for their annual Human Abilities Day. It is a day for those around us that we might over look or feel sorry for to show us how amazing they are. A day when those that can not walk ,talk, see, or even move a single body part can show us their talents and that they are just as passionate about things as you and I. A day where wheel chairs, breathing tubes, walkers, guide dogs, and helpers are normal. A day where a mother can push her sweet little boy through a crowd of people and not see a single “Oh, I feel so sorry for you” stare …yet rather “I know just how you feel” look of comfort. A day when vendors are those from wheel chair companies and special assistance dive teams. A DAY TO SHINE!!!!!!!!
Great Grandma Jo was reluctant to go with us. I let her know that we would not be looking at fish at all we were just going to enjoy the day and performances as long as Collin could tolerate it. Latter that night she called to thank me for forcing .. Oh, I mean encouraging her to go with us. This was her first time and she was overwhelmed by the love and support there. She told me that love that care takers gave to their loved ones was over whelming. She was amazed that despite all of the wheel chair no one was rude or unkind when trying to get around. She was touched by the performances but most of all she was touched by the love and acceptance.
Each and every single person that we encountered on Saturday were true one of kind, beautiful, strong, and rare flowers indeed. Thank you for sharing your beauty with me.
We could not leave with out going to see the birds. I HATE the birds. There is just something about them that just... well, they freak me out ok! So, why did we go to see them. Well, these two LOVE them.....