The not-by-sight journey

In the few spare minutes I’ve had today between appointments, my mind’s been wandering in a few directions which, after more thought, seem to be related.

One part of me is still relishing an appointment with a student I got to know a few years ago, not long after her near fatal accident which left her with significant brain damage. I could rightly nickname her “Smile Girl” because that’s all I’ve ever seen on her face, despite the pain, set backs and struggles she’s gone through. And she’s put that smile to good use when she’s gone back to the hospital to encourage and mentor other accident victims. “College? Sure!” she tells them. “It just might take a little bit longer.” Who would have thought that Smile Girl herself would now be a senior looking towards graduation?

Posted by Bonnie Speyers on 10/28 at 12:09 PM
  1. I had so much faith in becoming a professional Civil Engineer. Now i’m doing an IDIS in Business/Engineering. Living my life in the here and now has taught me to focus less on the future, and more on the one who holds it. Is there a better reason for me to smile? I completely realize that where i wanted to be in the start seems so hard to get now. But I am more than happy with a humble beginning.

    Posted by John Eigege  on  11/01  at  10:06 PM
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