Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Making A Difference
Long story...here is the short of it...
Jack, who has never been married and is approaching retirement, adopted young Larry. The change that has been seen in Larry because of one man who decided to make a difference in the life of one person has been dramatic. Larry now looks you in the eye when he speaks to you, he shakes your hand and always has a smile for you. Last week he spent a week away at the same church camp Lauren was at.
When we as parents picked up our children last weekend Jack was there to pick up Larry. Tears came out of no where as I saw them embrace with a big hug and bigger smile. They had been apart for a week and were so glad to be together again.
Jack is one of my heroes. He could have spent his retirement years golfing and drinking coffee at McDonald's. Instead he will be raising a teenage boy who needed a hug, a smile and a father.