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Accepting Each Other As We Are
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Accepting Each Other As We Are

Welcome to my new adventure in blogging. My name is Audrey and one of my best friends is Randy. He has Cerebral Palsy/CP. I will be sharing our journey together in my blogs. I met Randy about twenty years ago, when we worked together for about one year. Then I went to work someplace else, but we have stayed friends throughout the years. You should have seen us in the beginning. I had a real hard time understanding him when he talked. At first it made me nervous because I didn't want to hurt his feelings, having to ask him to repeat things over and over again, but he is the most patient man I have ever met.

He would repeat and repeat till I would finally get it. Then I discovered the idea of asking him to tell me one word at a time. Oh that helped. Aas time has gone by, I can understand him most of the time, but sometimes I'm way off, and we both get to laughing so hard because what he said and what I thought he said is so NOT even close. I like it when he laughs. Sometimes he gets to laughing and I don't know why he's laughing, but it's contagious and I get to laughing with him. Then I laugh even harder because I don't even know what we're laughing about.  I guess you'd have to be there.

When we first got to know eachother, there was a group of four of us that ate lunch together. I remember one of the first times, he was eating a piece of apple with his fork and his arm jerked and the apple piece came flying by my head. I ducked. I'm sure my face looked surprised. I wasn't sure why he was throwing apples at me. He apologized, but we got to laughing so hard about it. Then another time he sneezed while eating and (yep you got it), I got some on me. I asked him if he served a napkin with this dinner. We laughed again. We tease each other and have fun, and it's all good. We don't judge eachother. We just accept eachother as we are. When I look at him, I don't see a man with CP in a wheelchair (or in his case an "Amigo") I see a friend who I enjoy spending time with, and look forward to a longtime friendship.

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  1. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. What a touching blog. Don't forget to vote for yourself, by the way! You might be interested in my latest blog, Dances With Wheels!, and if you like it, please vote. :-)
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  2. Lil Nana
    Lil Nana
    Thank you Broken English, apparently I hit my limit for the day before I even realized it, lol...can't even vote for myself. I think when I went to vote for yours was when I realized I had hit my limit...will have to vote on it tomorrow...we can do that right?
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    1. Broken English
      Broken English
      Absolutely, you get 10 more votes tomorrow! You can vote for your own then as well.
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      1. Lil Nana
        Lil Nana
        Thanks!
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        1. Teresa Thomas
          Teresa Thomas
          Nice job. You are getting the hang of it. Just hang in there, and keep at it. Eventually, we will see more of you on here. Again, nice job.
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          1. Lil Nana
            Lil Nana
            Thanks for the encouragement Teresa!
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            1. Teresa Thomas
              Teresa Thomas
              You're so very welcome there Audrey....
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  3. cpguy48
    Thank you, Audrey. Audrey is one of my good firend. We always have fun togeter when we go out with our friends. She and her husband went on vacations togeter too. Again my name is Randy and I work at my job 23 years as an data clerk.
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thanks Randy!
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  4. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #5 Welcome to Rolling Without Limits Audrey. Nice blog. I added you to my bloggers. I invite you to look at my new blog The Importance of Good Writing Techniques and vote if you like. I think you will hit top posts with this vote or the next vote. Your close.
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thank you, I'll check it out!
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    2. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      How do you know when you hit top post?
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      1. Teresa Thomas
        Teresa Thomas
        Congratulations there. I can see, that two of yours already hit the home page. Good job there/! Keep it up. You're doing just fine.
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        1. Lil Nana
          Lil Nana
          Thanks Teresa
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  5. Still Rolling Along
    Audrey, that is a beautiful true-life story and I appreciated getting to know you a little more! God Bless! Your friend, Cindy
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thanks Cindy
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  6. Susan Keeping
    Susan Keeping
    Excellent post. I don't mean this as anyway as a criticism but can you divide your posts up into paragraphs. It's hard for me to read a block of text with no breaks. Many people might pass your blogs by if they find them hard to look at. Voted up
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    1. Broken English
      Broken English
      Actually I was thinking the same thing Susan! It does make it a lot easier to read with paragraphs. This is just meant as constructive feedback, Lil Nana!
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    2. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thanks for the tip, I hadn't even thought about it
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