THE EULOGY

Even though the church was small, Reverend Hansen estimated it was less than half full. Only the immediate family and a few acquaintances had bothered to come together on this blustery January day to pay their last respects to Donald Phillips, a man who, during his eighty-plus years of life, had survived a multitude of … Continue reading THE EULOGY

THE LADY IN THE PARK

As she sat alone on the park bench, Eloise folded her arms together to stay warm. She was glad she had worn her sweater because the breeze had picked up slightly and the late afternoon sun was temporarily obscured by clouds. Autumn had always been her favorite season. The heat of summer finally receded and … Continue reading THE LADY IN THE PARK

BEST FRIENDS

We all know how important friendship is. It adds so much to our lives that its absence creates unending loneliness and hardship. But is friendship any less important for those with developmental disabilities? Is it any less real, any less valuable or any less appreciated? The following story illustrates the need and desire to have … Continue reading BEST FRIENDS