Well, Halloween has come and gone for now. It is bitter sweet for this year many of the kids that come to our house is now getting too old. These kids are special kids. They are kids from the Miracle League, kids with all forms of handicaps.
As I watched one little girl make her way across my lawn with her leg braces on, I worried because of the low's and high's in some parts of it. But, she did it. And, as she reached the road with her candy sack in her hand, she turned and smiled and waved.
I blew her a kiss, but it didn't so much come from me, as I blew it for her from my husband who loved these kids more than I can tell.
These are his kids. The vans pulled up at 5:45, and I watched to see how many familar faces I would see. The little girl at the door, told me how cute my cats was and then, asked, to see the very tall man who lives here. As I have done in past years, I couldn't say he was gone, but, instead, he was in the bathroom and couldn't be called. She asked me to tell him, about her leg braces, she was now walking.
Life moves on, and I was glad to see improvement in most of the kids, but, sad to realize the reality of time moving on, too.
I gave them all, extra bags of chips, extra candy bars, and extra hugs.