I know Beau- I am proud to say that I not only know Beau, but have an outstanding relationship with him. One of the best moments of my day is when he recognizes me, and I see the joy on his face making me feel like I made his day just by coming. Some people have life-changing situations or go to life-changing places, but I know Beau, who is a life changer, even if he doesn’t know it.
I can barely remember life before Beau, but I suppose it was just like going to any friend’s house. It was Ms. Amy, Mr. Ben, and Lillie and Emma. A lot of my friends’ families were like this. I was absolutely thrilled when I heard Ms. Amy was pregnant with Beau. After Beau was born, I knew he was different (only because Lillie told me) but I didn’t see how he was. I loved him like he was my own little brother, and every time I made him laugh, I felt so accomplished. I admired the way he lived life without any stress.
Beau is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Sure, he has his bad days, but who doesn’t? “Caroline!” He shouts, and he comes over to me, grin on his face. Sometimes people act like you aren’t worth their time, almost like they are above you somehow, but Beau makes me worth his time by acting like there is no one else he’d rather see.
Some people may shy away from Beau because he has Down Syndrome, but I hope someday they will accept these differences and become his friend. I think having a relationship with Beau is one of the best things that has happened to me, and I thank Ms. Amy and Mr. Ben for allowing me to.