On December 5, 1998, my son, Jeffrey was in a serious auto accident. He
was left a quadrapalegic. From the moment he left ICU, he has shown
incredible strength of character and a spirit that has touched everyone
Part of his strength has been his determination to develop
the muscles that do work. His goals? Well, one of them is to hold his
little eight month old niece in his arms and the other is to hug his
darling four-year-old son. I am proud to say that a few weeks ago, with
the help of a mobile arm support, he held little Claire! In early August
his son Alex will be here and I just "know" that he will hug him.
So on this Father's Day, I would like to honor my son, Jeffrey, for his
spirit, his trust in God, and his love and devotion to his family. It
is my honor to have him in my home and help care for him -- he is a
tribute to what the human spirit is capable of when we trust in God.
Claire and Alex will be left a legacy of courage, laughter, prayer and
joy in the face of adverstiy -- what greater gifts can we give to our
children than these? They are truly blessed to have him in their young
lives and so are we!