Sunday, June 30, 2013

These athletes are all champions

It was hot, really hot.  It was over 108 degrees.  It was a long weekend. They arrived Friday afternoon and were not done competing until Sunday afternoon.   They traveled from near and far.  They became quick friends.  They cheered each other on.  They are the athletes of Special Olympics.

This weekend, athletes from all over Northern California merged on the University of California at Davis arrived to swim, race, compete in tennis and boccie' ball.  But more so, these athletes inspire and amazed the  parents, friends, fans and volunteers who came to watch them.

I am very proud to say the Galt athletes were brave ran hard.  They made me proud.

The torch is arriving

Be gentle.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hug your child tonight

I am praying for peace for a family tonight.  This family is part of a special group of families.  Our family is also part of this group.  We met online and have "been there and done that" through so many events with our children together.  You see, this special group is for families that have twins, triplets, or more and/or have one or more children with Down Syndrome.  We all originally met on a yahoo group.  Gradually, we all found each other on Facebook and since have a page where we all keep up to date with our children.  We are there to support each other, give advice and just listen.

When our boys were born, I never felt like we really belonged to the "twin" group.  And it was so much different having twins and then having one with Down Syndrome.  One day, when the boys were about nine months old, I found the multiples group online and I finally felt like I had found other folk who could understand some of the challenges we were having as a family.  We have had a a long friendship.  I value that friendship. I love seeing the pictures of my friends children as they grow. We discuss things that work and don't work raising our children.   We even exchange Holiday Cards with pictures of our families every year.  We welcome other families into our group.  They feel accepted.

Yesterday, one of the families posted than Suzanne was going to go in for a procedure.  Later, this Mamma posted on Facebook that Suzanne had a problem under anesthesia.  Today, my friend posted....  "Pray for Suzanne, she is getting her wings.  Fly baby, fly HIGH!  We Love You, Mamma, Dadda and Lindsay!!!"

Hug your child tonight.

Be gentle.

Monday, June 3, 2013

A weekend adventure with Grandma and Grandpa to Jamestown

Will and Davey went on an adventure with Grandma and Grandpa to Jamestown this weekend.  They explored the train museum.  A great day was had by all.

Be gentle.