Posted by Cynthia
on May 15, 2000 at 03:00:06:
In Reply to: Re: HOW DO I TELL MY BEST FRIEND HOW IMPORT HE IS 14 yr old posted by amy on May 02, 2000 at 17:16:45:
: : : hi my name is amy I am 14 in the 8th grade and I have CP and I have always found it kind of hard to make friends well at the beining of the school year I met a boy and he has been the only one that has been there for me when I need him my mom passed away when I was 11 and I often get very down about it and it seems like when I am sad he always finds a way to make me laugh or smile and he is very helpful see I love to play basketball but never thought I could play because part of the time I am in a wheeelchair and he showed me that I can he took the time we recently took a field trip to St. luis to see the arch and when he could have been hanging out with his friends he was there beside me helping me see I have an A-B average but he is not a very good student so teachers tell me not hang around him but I do anyways because he is always there for me but how do you thank you to a person that means so much
: : Amy,
: : Offer to help him with his school work. Just because he is not a good student does not mean that he is not a good person. But when you help him be careful not to do it all for him. Make sure he's making some effort to learn. Because in the end you can't take the tests for him.
: : Robyn
: thank you for the advice i will remember that
Continue to be his friend. We don't have to pick our friend out by who has the same grade point average, the same color of hair, the same race. We pick out our friends because they are special people. We connect. I would even go as far as suggesting the next time your teachers say something to you about hanging out with this boy that you remind them that he should be judged by who is his, not what his grades are. God wants us all to love one another as we love ourselves. Enjoy your friendship, it sounds like you have a special one there.