Day 40

Greg and Matthew

May 5th, 2010

Matthew just might be the nicest high school freshman on the planet. After Greg said I could camp out on their lawn, Matthew asked if I wanted him to go fetch my cart, which I had left down at the end of the driveway. And later, when I was setting up my tent, he came over to see if I wanted him to make me some chicken nuggets. I certainly wasn't that thoughtful when I was his age! The three of us sat and talked for a while as I was eating, and there was a wonderful positivity and peacefulness to these guys. Plus they had really good-smelling soap in the shower (I'm clean, Mom!).


  1. Doris says:

    Hi, Greg and Matthew

    Sounds like Matt was very impressed with Matthew. To tell you the truth, I don’t think I was as thoughtful as Matthew was either when I was young. We really do live in a wonderful world. I too, had the pleasure to spend some time with Matt. I found him to be a positive and strong willed man. And that smile can take him anywhere he wants to go! I know he will finish his walk. I could see it in his eyes.

  2. Greg says:

    Matthew and I really enjoyed our brief time with Matt. What an interesting young man. The life experiences he is going to have on this trip will be a great memory for the rest of his life. Maybe he will write a book when he is finished.

  3. jaime monsivais says:

    wish we had more persons like them in todays world, life would be more peacefull. god bless them…

  4. Shannon says:

    Just when you think the world is filled with unkind and ignorant people, you encounter people like this. A thoughtful teenager – what a wonderful way to be. God Bless.

  5. Krystal :0) says:

    I wish there was a “like” button like on facebook! *likes*

  6. Bob Huskey says:

    Do you think God may be trying to tell you something?

    Walk (ROCK) on.


  7. Liz says:

    To Matthew that offered the chicken nuggets. My son, also named Matthew, would love that shirt! WTG on being a fine young man!

  8. Barb V says:

    Jesus = Prince of Peace. Might explain the peacefulness you sensed with these men.

  9. Christopher says:

    Kindness and how to properly wear your baseball cap is how young Matthew rolls…

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