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Parsonally speaking: A true love story

Kurtis, the supermarket stock boy, was working when a new voice came over the intercom asking for help with a carry-out. Kurtis answered the call and, as he approached the register, noticed the new checkout girl was a beautiful "older" woman (she was 26; he was only 22). When his shift was over, he waited by the time clock to find out her name. She smiled softly at him, punched out, and left. He saw her card read "Brenda." He followed her out only to see she was already walking up the road.

The next day, he waited outside as she left work. He offered her a ride home, and she accepted. As he dropped her off, he asked her out. She said that was not possible, as she had two children and could not afford a babysitter; so he offered to pay for one. Reluctantly, she agreed to a date. But when he arrived on schedule, she told him that she could not go; the sitter had called and canceled. Kurtis suggested, "Let's take the kids with us." She said that was not an option, but he refused to take no for an answer.

Finally, Brenda brought him inside to meet her children. She had a cute older daughter and a younger son, who was confined to a wheelchair as a paraplegic with Down Syndrome. Kurtis said, "I still don't understand why the kids cannot come with us." Brenda was amazed, because she thought most men would run away from a woman with two children, especially one with disabilities, as her first husband (the father of her children) had. Needless to say, the kids instantly loved Kurtis.

That evening, Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the car and went out to dinner and a movie. When Brenda's son needed anything, Kurtis took care of him. When the boy needed to use the restroom, Kurtis picked him up out of his chair, took him, and brought him back. At the end of the evening, Brenda knew she wanted to marry this man and spend the rest of her life with him. A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children. Since then they have added five more. So what became of this family?

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