Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Be A Fan

Special Olympics is my passion. Special Olympics is my vocation. (How lucky am I!) I believe will all that I am that people with intellectual disabilities have value. I believe they have value to their famly, their school, their place of employment, their neighborhood and their community. I was blessed many years ago to have been told that I had to attend a Special Olympics practice as part of a college club that I belonged to. It forever changed my path. Today, I work for Special Olympics. I volunteer for Special Olympics. I call many people with intellectual disabilities my friends. I am lucky to be guardain of Max, a wonderful man with Down Syndrome. Elizabeth LOVES her Uncle Max without any regard to his differences. To her, he laughs, he can carve a great pumpkin and can make some really good dinner!! We will continue to make Special Olympics athletes a normal and regular part of her life. I hope she will be part of a new generation who will understand that words hurt. They hurt of they are said on a playground or on the Jay Leno show. Join me today to help eliminate the R-Word. Click www.r-word.org to make sign a pledge to stop using the R-word. Encourage your kids and the community around you to do the same. It is important to some very special people!!!

Special Olympics is changing attitudes where lessons of ability, acceptance and inclusion are taught on the fields of competition by our greatest teachers – the athletes

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just Beautiful

Last summer Elizabeth and her friend Fin (and mommy's friend, Leslie - Fin's mommy) were enjoying a little treat at Sonic after a fun day of play at the Botanical Gardens. They had a sweet hug goodbye and this is the result....

A wonderful painter by the name of Julia Stein saw this photo on Fin's Blog and she asked if she could paint the girls picture. Oh, I just love it!!!! It will have a special place in our home!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Poppy!!! We love you like crazy cakes. Thanks for being the best dad and the best Poppy that a girl could ask for. We wish we could be there for your special day. Hopefully the postman delievered a little love your way today!