The Word Among Us

Jan/Feb 2015 Issue

Stumbling toward Heaven

My daughter taught me how to love.

By: Hazel Roeder

Stumbling toward Heaven: My daughter taught me how to love. by Hazel Roeder

Her name is Gabrielle, but everybody calls her Gabby. She is fifty years old, and her favorite things are The Muppet Show, nursery rhymes, infant musical toys, and playing patty-cake.

She’s legally blind, uses a wheelchair, is unable to speak, and has severe mental handicaps. She is also my daughter, the third of six...

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