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KlatooBNikto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 06:04 AM
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62. After experiencing the power of love in all its glory from my son's life
and the authenticity of his feelings and actions, I have realized the importance of unconditional love in all our lives, the type of love our mothers give us. In fact, I have come to believe that it is the lack of love in many historic figures that make them hate others and launch wars.I would put people like Hitler in this category.In another post, someone has remarked how the rejection by Hannah Arendt embittered Leo Strauss to the detriment of many people.

My son, with all his handicaps, has managed to find love in his young life with Katie, his schoolmate who is quadriplegic.He lights up when Katie comes and I can see a smile cross Katie's face when she sees him. He makes it a point to feed her as he did on his birthday with his cake. He knows that she likes the attention and he is more than willing to give it to her. These two youngsters have ennobled my life and that of many others in our circle.To think of them as handicapped would be blasphemous, IMO.
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  -Tonight, I want to say a few words about my son. He turned 17 today. KlatooBNikto  Feb-24-05 07:24 PM   #0 
  - Tell him happy birthday for me!  antigone382   Feb-24-05 07:28 PM   #1 
  - Happy Birthday Christopher. It sounds as if he and you are equally  ignatius 2   Feb-24-05 07:29 PM   #2 
  - God smiled on you.  Padraig18   Feb-24-05 07:31 PM   #3 
  - Happy Birthday to a  jrthin   Feb-24-05 07:31 PM   #4 
  - Sometimes  catbert836   Feb-24-05 07:32 PM   #5 
  - Happy Birthday, Christopher  pox_americana   Feb-24-05 07:32 PM   #6 
  - Inspiring.  IMModerate   Feb-24-05 07:33 PM   #7 
  - Your entire family is blessed....  jandrok   Feb-24-05 07:33 PM   #8 
  - What a beautiful tribute to your son -- and  Eloriel   Feb-24-05 07:33 PM   #9 
  - Happy Birthday to you, Eloriel! Christopher says Hi too!  KlatooBNikto   Feb-24-05 07:36 PM   #14 
  - Thanks very much, Klatoo -- and Christopher too  Eloriel   Feb-24-05 08:12 PM   #27 
  - Happy Birthday to Christopher and Eloriel  ohio_liberal   Feb-24-05 07:36 PM   #15 
  - Happy Birthday to your wonderful son!....Happy Birthday to you  Auntie Bush   Feb-24-05 07:43 PM   #17 
  - Happy Birthday Eloriel.  mzmolly   Feb-24-05 08:12 PM   #26 
  - Happy Birthday Christopher!  BigBearJohn   Feb-24-05 07:34 PM   #10 
  - Isn't that the way it always is? Happy birthday to your son!  CindyDale   Feb-24-05 07:35 PM   #11 
  - My throat is tight and my eyes are watery. Allergies must be kicking in..  Rowdyboy   Feb-24-05 07:35 PM   #12 
  - You too, eh?  dolo amber   Feb-24-05 07:53 PM   #23 
  - You are one lucky parent. I think you have one very lucky kid  Bucky   Feb-24-05 07:36 PM   #13 
  - wow - thanks for sharing that  bpilgrim   Feb-24-05 07:38 PM   #16 
  - Happy Birthday, Christopher and Eloriel  sfexpat2000   Feb-24-05 07:48 PM   #18 
  - Sped kids really are special :^) Happ b-day, sweetie!  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-24-05 07:48 PM   #19 
  - The real deal, God and life on his terms. . . not ours  jeanarrett   Feb-24-05 07:49 PM   #20 
  - Happy birthday Christopher!  PA Democrat   Feb-24-05 07:50 PM   #21 
  - In my town in Indiana, I am now known as Christopher's dad! LOL!  KlatooBNikto   Feb-24-05 07:53 PM   #24 
     - LOL! We have the same experience  PA Democrat   Feb-24-05 08:13 PM   #29 
        - What a great tribute to your daughter! You may wish to read  KlatooBNikto   Feb-24-05 08:21 PM   #32 
  - Happy Birthday for Christopher  Dez   Feb-24-05 07:50 PM   #22 
  - Have you written about him?  SmokingJacket   Feb-24-05 08:04 PM   #25 
  - You are now making me blush! I never thought we were special or I had  KlatooBNikto   Feb-24-05 08:18 PM   #30 
  - That was the most beautiful thing I've ever read here.  mzmolly   Feb-24-05 08:13 PM   #28 
  - Very sweet story  FreedomAngel82   Feb-24-05 08:18 PM   #31 
  - What a lovely tribute for your son.  Cleita   Feb-24-05 08:22 PM   #33 
  - Tonight, I want to say a few words about KlatooBNikto  Steve_DeShazer   Feb-24-05 08:42 PM   #34 
  - How lucky are you???  Midlodemocrat   Feb-24-05 08:46 PM   #35 
  - The crosses that we bear are blessings  Donailin   Feb-24-05 08:46 PM   #36 
  - Happy Birthday Christopher!  paineinthearse   Feb-24-05 08:49 PM   #37 
  - Happy Birthday to Christopher!!  bloom   Feb-24-05 08:51 PM   #38 
  - My daughter turns 17 tomorrow!  SmileMaker   Feb-24-05 08:55 PM   #39 
  - You are loved in the "Book of Life." No doubt about it. (n/t) Beautiful  jeanarrett   Feb-24-05 08:58 PM   #40 
  - That is so sad  bloom   Feb-24-05 09:56 PM   #46 
  - I am saddened to hear about your daughter and your dad. As you say,  KlatooBNikto   Feb-24-05 10:06 PM   #48 
  - Birthday Grettings From Kalamazoo, MI for Christopher!  KzooDem   Feb-24-05 09:10 PM   #41 
  - Even though we have moved to Carmel, Indiana, Kalamazoo will  KlatooBNikto   Feb-24-05 09:40 PM   #44 
  - Happy Birthday to your wonderful and special child, a teacher  Ilsa   Feb-24-05 09:13 PM   #42 
  - For Christopher, bless you and your wonderful family.  MissMarple   Feb-24-05 09:18 PM   #43 
  - Happy Birthday Christopher!  salin   Feb-24-05 09:45 PM   #45 
  - Thank you  Schweeney   Feb-24-05 09:58 PM   #47 
  - Happy Birthday, Christopher!  PleadTheFirst   Feb-24-05 10:08 PM   #49 
  - Before we turn in for the night, Christopher and I want to thank all of  KlatooBNikto   Feb-24-05 10:30 PM   #50 
  - Happy Birthday to your son  Dookus   Feb-24-05 10:36 PM   #51 
  - Happy Birthday Christopher  AnotherMother4Peace   Feb-24-05 10:36 PM   #52 
  - Happy Birthday Christopher!  G_j   Feb-24-05 10:44 PM   #53 
  - Happy birthday, Christopher!  Matilda   Feb-24-05 10:48 PM   #54 
  - Happy birthday Christopher!!!!!!!!!!!!!  4 more pretzels   Feb-24-05 10:55 PM   #55 
  - He's a gift that keeps on giving.  amerikat   Feb-24-05 11:09 PM   #56 
  - what a beautiful post!  thinkingwoman   Feb-24-05 11:26 PM   #57 
  - Thank you and Happy Birthday to your son!  flygal   Feb-25-05 02:29 AM   #58 
  - Happy Belated Birthday Christopher!!!  Behind the Aegis   Feb-25-05 02:42 AM   #59 
  - Wish him a very happy birthday  fujiyama   Feb-25-05 04:06 AM   #60 
  - Happy Birthday, Christopher!  Octafish   Feb-25-05 04:42 AM   #61 
  - After experiencing the power of love in all its glory from my son's life  KlatooBNikto   Feb-25-05 06:04 AM   #62 
  - Beautiful. I'm in tears. Thank you for sharing this.  blondeatlast   Feb-25-05 07:49 AM   #63 
  - Wow, thanks for that, it was beautiful  meganmonkey   Feb-25-05 12:27 PM   #64 
  - Happy Birthday Christopher!!!  In Truth We Trust   Feb-25-05 01:29 PM   #65 
  - Happy Birthday to him and hugs and love to you all. What a great  roguevalley   Feb-25-05 05:45 PM   #66 
  - What a remarkable boy! Thanks, KBN, for sharing his story...  KrazyKat   Feb-25-05 06:10 PM   #67 
  - Happy birthday to your son!  NC_Nurse   Feb-25-05 06:16 PM   #68 

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