I can't even imagine the humiliation and powerlessness this man felt as he was being thrown from his wheelchair and beat with a metal bar. It was all captured on tape because it happened in an elevator. He is undergoing surgery today for head trauma.
Just ten minutes...
I woke up this morning to get my son ready for school. His Dad is away this week and ever since he left, my son Owen has been using his extra wheelchair to get around in the house. He has been in it for three days. He transfers from his bed to the chair and wheels into the kitchen to eat his breakfast. He even gets dressed in the chair making it very difficult and challenging for him. I have asked him what it's all about? He told me he wants to know what it's like for his Dad to get around. He's says that now that he's away, he needs to be the man of the house and take over. My son is seven. The wheelchair sits by the front door, waiting for him to return home.
It is because of my son that I am able to open my heart and choose LOVE rather than hate. It is because of his compassion that I am able to choose LOVE and try to understand the kind of pain these two boys are in to be able to hurt another human being in that way. It is because of my son that I choose LOVE and have hope for a better tomorrow, a future where people respect each other.I painted this today. It's a picture of me. I painted it to remind me
to choose LOVE the way my son does. Even when, especially when it is hard.