Bridge Meadows: My Home Sweet Home

My dragon story and story friends

I haven’t written about my community Bridge Meadows in a while.  They’ve made a new video about it and I thought I’d share it with you.  It’s posted on their Facebook page, but it’s a public page so you should be able to get to it without being a member of Facebook.  There’s a shot of me reading the very funny picture book Socksquath by Frank Dormer, which represents what I do in the community.  I read stories to and with kids.  I also do a lot of drawing and encouraging their creative sides.  Everyone here knows there’s no such thing as a bad drawing.  Yesterday, one of the girls here told me, “There’s no such thing as a bad child.”  Amen to that!  The kids in our community have been through a lot in their young years, but each one of them is a treasure and full of the potential that every human is born with.  Here’s the link to the video:

We have a great community space where all the buildings and houses open up to a courtyard.  My husband and I live in a small apartment that is frequently visited by children of all ages.  One of the great things is that the kids here are used to being around people with disabilities.  My walker is a popular item.

We all get to have fun with crayons, paints and our imaginations.
I’ve made great friends with people of all ages and some of the elders even like my children’s stories.  Nita, my 89 year old neighbor, just joined me in a challenge to write a poem every day in June.  And if I’m every blue, my young friends always know what to do:
photo by J.E. Underwood

If you want more information on Bridge Meadows, just ask.  And thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

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