A Spe­cial Some­one

Our Canada - - News - Elaine Law­ton, Fort Assini­boine, Alta.

Thank you so much to the Mack­eigans for shar­ing their story “Liv­ing the Beauty of Down Syn­drome” about their daugh­ter Jor­dan Grace (April- May 2017). We, too, had a very spe­cial per­son in our lives. My brother-in-law Alan Ran­dal Law­ton was born April 12, 1955. He loved chil­dren, an­i­mals of all sorts—and burg­ers with fries and gravy! Randy had a gen­tle spirit and a quiet in­ner strength. When he was a young man, his abil­ity to re­mem­ber fam­ily mem­bers’ birth­days was amaz­ing. Al­though he may not have been en­tirely sure what day of the week it was, he al­ways knew if it was some­one’s birth­day. Shortly af­ter meet­ing Randy, I had the mis­for­tune of also meet­ing a Welch pony named Night. You could try all day to catch her for a ride, with no luck. Soon, along would come Randy; he’d walk right out into the field, talk­ing to Night all the while, wrap his arms around her neck, slip her bri­dle on, swing up on her back and off they’d fly! I know in my heart that when Randy got to Heaven, the first thing he did was catch that black pony and ride like the wind.

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