spidey sense

Over dinner last weekend, my friends Beth and Matt showed me a cell-phone photo that brought a rush of emotion.  It’s the one above–where window-washers in England dressed as Spiderman (Spidermen?) to bring a web of wonder to patients of a pediatric hospital.

I’ve had the privilege of writing for The Children’s Hospital here in Denver, and I’ve interviewed family members sitting patiently, day after day, while their little ones received vitally needed care. I’ve also become friends with the staff members (yeah, you, Jackie Brown-Griggs and our much-missed Jordis Ruhl 😉 and know the time and energy devoted to helping create a healing environment with a bit of fun on the side.

Then, just today, I found a similar super-hero story here in the U.S. Click here for some really cool pix.


What caught me most with these images, however, was the instant connection to my own granddaughter and her parents. They would have been the ones at the windows, watching, thanking.

How blessed we who have healthy children and grandchildren are.

May we have the spidey sense to share our gifts with those who aren’t.


2 Responses to “spidey sense”

  1. Our youngest daughter works in children’s hospitals; she has been a “traveler” for over 11 years. She just recently accepted a full-time position at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, part of Stanford Univeristy, in Palo Alto, CA. It is amazing the little things that can bring a spark of joy into the patient’s eyes and hearts.

    • I didn’t know that, Dottie. What a gift that kind of caring is. Send her a hug! (And congratulations on being part of the Stanford careplex…several St. A. docs trained there.) C.

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