Archive for Acts of Kindness

I love you, Hubs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 8, 2009 by ltycks

Hubs is pretty amazing.  He does so much for me, that I cannot do – and it never breaks him down.  When we bought our house the master bathroom was a nightmare.  Imagine a privacy wall between the toilet and vanity, only worse.  Much worse.  It was a floor to ceiling wall, complete with a door.  Honestly I’m not even sure if your average (or slightly larger than average) nondisabled person could easily maneuver through there.  Hubs redid the entire bathroom: air tub for water therapy, ADA toilet, Euro lav sink for easy rinsing, you name it, Hubs did it.

Halloween (and otherwise) Handy Man

Halloween (and otherwise) Handy Man

He asks that I do what I can, what I am physically able to do, and he does the rest.  And this keeps him happy.  I can begin to see this helping attitude in Dubs, who tries to be just like his Daddy.  And that makes me smile.

His Daddy's "Jeans"

His Daddy's "Jeans"

Hubs isn’t a social worker.  He isn’t a counselor.  Far from that he’s a researcher.  But he keeps me feeling empowered on a daily basis.

A kid in a playground…and by kid I mean a grown up kid, and by playground…I mean (accessible!) playground (!!!)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 30, 2009 by ltycks

*Woot* *Woot* there is this one public park that has THE  greatest playground I have ever laid eyes, and motorized wheelchair, on.  The sand box is elevatod so kids I mean moms and dads who are disabled can be seated whilst engaging in sand castle building and overall digging merriment.  The slides are all on ramps rather than steps so that those of all physical abilities can cruise around.  Even the bridge is wheelchair friendly.  No people I am not dreaming this up.  It is here in Midwesternville.  I have been there. Twice with Dubs.  On a rare, warm day off I may just go frolicking by myself.

I.never.had.this.growing.up.

I’m just glad HE does.

Acts of Kindness

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 18, 2009 by ltycks

IMG_1286One of the things that I’d like to devote some of this blog to are random (or not so random) acts of kindness. I think whenever we receive this type of validation it is worth remembering and passing on.  And I’m not just saying this as a disabled person -it’s more meant as a reflection of the era that we live in, where in spite of calamities, greed, violence, etc. there can be moments that help us “keep faith.”   If you’re reading this please comment with similar stories as tenacity is obviously a huge inspiration for me and this blog.

So by now you might be wondering what that photo at the top of my blog is in reference to.  On a recent trip to Chicago, which is incidentally one of my FAVORITE places to go, I saw something that I have never seen before.  An entire parking lot of accessible spaces, with zebras in between every space.  And of course, there was an attendant at the entrance to the lot checking for handicap placards/plates.  How sweet is that?  For my van there has to be a zebra on the right side as I have a ramp that deploys off that side, but obviously there are those who require that the additional space be on the left side, and all are equally deserving of the additional space.  Now with this particular parking lot all parties are accomodated.

So I get that this isn’t exactly a “random act of kindness” but it made me so happy to see this type of dream parking lot.