Mike is doing well adjusting to his half handicap…but here is a question: Is it more difficult for a person to become handicapped later on in life, or to be born that way and never know the difference?
We dropped Heather off with time for her to go pick Kaelyn up from school. Later, Mike and I went back to Langley with our son Nathan and his daughter Leah to take Heather, Frank and Kaelyn out for birthday dinner. Frank is a bike expert…sales, service etc. He took Mike’s bike last week to make a few adjustments. Well, when we showed up for dinner, Frank had Mike’s bike ready for him. He switched the brakes, so now the back brake is on the left handlebar – Mike’s strong side. He also put on new tires, tuned it up and presented Mike with a brand new helmet. Wow, gifts for Mike on Heather’s birthday. We are pretty sure Heather’s mom, Pat (Mike’s sister – see Big Sisters) who lives in Toronto, made sure a helmet was included in the return of the bike.
As I observe my one and a half handicapped passengers, I am humbled and realize that I need to be more patient with others less capable and more thankful for my capabilities.
Heather the birthday girl, Kaelyn and Frank