Anybody remember Aimee Copeland that I did a post about last year? Aimee lost her limbs to a flesh eating bacteria. She is one amazing young woman with such a great joy of life that she could have a career as a motivational speaker. Look at her now! If you watch that video, you will see her sign her name with her brand new bionic hands, and her handwriting is MUCH better than my own! (Even the man in charge of teaching Aimee to use her new hands seemed amazed at her quick progress with them!)
I also did a post about Kyle Maynard last year. Kyle was born with stumps for hands and his legs end at his knees. Kyle also has a very positive outlook on life and he IS an inspirational speaker. He is also a very fine athlete who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro last year! (He trained on Stone Mountain, and I so WISH I could have met him there!) Both Aimee and Kyle are from Georgia and in fact live very close to each other. I wondered if it was possible that they had ever met. Well, they DID meet! I just found a video where they attended the same dinner and I have it here for you. (It is at the top of this post, just click on that link.). They are both so good-looking! And don't they just seem so darn nice that you want to meet them and be friends with them?
We keep this plant in the garage over the winter and bring it out when the danger of frost is over. This Gaillardia comes back beautifully every year, bringing this wonderful color into the world.
Life tries so hard. Isn't it wonderful?