Luis wished he could change Frank’s circumstances or make a larger impact, but when he would ask Ralph if he needed anything, Ralph would simply shake his head and say, “I just need visits.”
Their friendship should be based on caring, not care-taking. Creating a friendship is like having the freedom to be a member of the world of relationships.
As a loving and honorary member of the Janice and Chloe’s family, Chantel has been able to share the mental and emotional burden of planning for Chloe’s future.
The work of the Joshua Committee in joining with Judith demonstrates the way in which people can work together to be a life-changing force in each other's lives. A Circle of Support is a group that forms in order to help a person with a disability to achieve goals or to lend a hand when needed.
Knowing a person’s experiences – their joys, sorrows, and heart’s desires – is necessary to developing authentic relationships. You can identify with them as they relate to you their inner wishes.
Let us embrace the reality that shared human needs can be addressed in ways we are all familiar with. Remember, you are the expert in the ordinary things of life.