One cool evening on board our exhibition ship berthed in The Waterfront at Cape Town, a family was exploring the Book Fair. One of the youngsters was in a wheel chair and had challenges with co-ordination but was so cheerful and friendly. I enquired if the father would like to have a tour, even with his son for part of the inside of the vessel. The father felt he would rather stay on the upper deck and care for his son, warmly wrapped in a blanket, while I took his daughter and family friends on a tour.
This was a classic example of caring, generous patience. The son’s excitement to see all the family back again and the father’s appreciation were wonderful blessings to us. It is a memory-photo that I will treasure.
28 July 2008