Both Rachel and Janneke left for the Niagara Children's Centre School this morning. All four girls were in the capable hands of others for a few hours today, and I was left to enjoy some space of my own. Rachel continues with full day program, and Janneke will join her for a morning program, starting on Monday.
Seeing the girls loading up into their small yellow bus, I was reminded of an incident that happened many years ago. A trusted adult asked me if I knew what the word DARTS stood for on the small yellow school buses belonging to the DARTS company. I said I wasn't sure. I was informed that it meant Drive All Retards To School - and told it was a "joke."
No one is perfect - we've all spoken foolishly. Perhaps this person has regretted or repented of this moment in time, but words live longer than people. Words have power to change people -for better or worse. How we respond to people and experiences that stretch our definition of normal or comfortable - or stretch our patience - says a lot about character, maturity, discipline and heart.
thankful for grace which covers our shortcomings, loving this short bus, and wishing you peace,