Wednesday December 9, 2009
I went to bed last night thinking about Anne. She is the young lady who has been crippled since she was about 13 years old. I think she is 19 or 20 now. The remarkable thing about her is that she doesn’t complain or ask for money. She has a grateful heart and smiles a lot. We have talked about getting her a new pair of crutches. The ones she has are made of steel and are very heavy with wooden arm rests that go under her arms. When I asked her if they were too heavy she said no, they are fine. That’s what I mean when I say grateful and not complaining. I would probably be complaining. We went shopping for new crutches and found some nice ones at the second shop we went to. They are aluminum but sturdy and cost all of about $40. We bought them and took them to her today. When we drove up to her little one room house she greeted us at the door, smiling big. When she saw the crutches she was speechless. We adjusted them for her on the lowest setting. She is about 4 foot 10. She loved that they would not rub under her arms. What a joy and privilege it is to make her life even just a little bit easier.