I am selfish with my time….

October 14, 2008

I want to tell you about a hero and teacher of mine.  He has taught me more about Joy than anyone in my entire life.  I have learned so much from him that it would be impossible to repay him.

As I said earlier, I am back in Tampa.  This means that I got to visit my hero and teacher.  His name is Bobby and he is one of my youth kids at the Church I helped out with at my undergrad.  Bobby is one of my favorite people in the world and I could tell when he stepped out of the car and walked up to church he was just as excited as I was, but then it hit me…..

I haven’t talked to Bobby in a long time.  He called me a couple of months ago, but I never called back.  I must have been too busy…..ugh.

Bobby and I used to talk all the time and he never failed to make my day.  You see, Bobby has Aspergers Disorder (a mild form of Autism), but that never has been what makes Bobby special. 

What makes Bobby special is the Joy he has.  His Joy has been the light of my life for so long and somehow I just stopped caring because I didn’t have any time to call him and see how he was doing.

Of course, Bobby didn’t care.  He still gave me a smile, a laugh, a powerful handshake and a big hug.  Then went on to destroy me in super smash brothers on N64.  Bobby loves me no matter what.  What a humbling thing to realize.

How selfish am I with my time…….

This has to change.


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