LEARNING FROM LEW: Poem – “Enough”

LEARNING FROM LEW: Poem – “Enough”

I have a son who has severe physical and mental disabilities and whose life is worth living. It is worth enriching and cherishing. Someone asked me: “When do you know when you have done enough?” I wonder: Would he ask the same question about his own child? He implied,...

LEARNING FROM LEW: Poem – “Dreams”

THE DREAMS PARENTS HAVE FOR THEIR CHILDREN WHO HAVE DISABILITIES ARE DIFFERENT AS THOSE PARENTS AND THOSE CHILDREN. ONE SAID TO ME: “I WANT MORE FOR MY CHILD THAN THE 4 “Fs” : FOOD FLOWERS FILTH FETCH.” ANOTHER TOLD ME, WITH BURSTING PRIDE OF HER CHILD’S TASK, WELL...
LEARNING FROM LEW: An Emmaus Walk Vision

LEARNING FROM LEW: An Emmaus Walk Vision

On this day in 1987 I don’t know very much about the Emmaus Walk movement but I know and trust my sponsors, Chet and Martha Cramer. They are retired United Methodist home missionaries. Martha is going to be at the event so off I go to Elizabethtown, Kentucky,...
LEARNING FROM LEW: Moving to Hattiesburg

LEARNING FROM LEW: Moving to Hattiesburg

Lew is five years old and it is the first time that I shake my fists in anger at God. On a Thursday in the early spring of 1987 Jeannette Osborne tells us about a workshop that is going to be held in Somerset, Kentucky on Friday and Saturday. She doesn’t know much...
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