Special Olympics Joy II

I am headed off to Special Olympics today at Hermon Mountain. This will be a new location for the snowshoeing event and I am happy about that, as it has some shelter while waiting for the events to be organized. It will be interesting to see how this event goes in a new place. I hope they're selling hot chocolate!

Here's a recap from last year -
I love the picture of my son's face at the end of the race.

Just before my son raced in the snowshoeing event this past Tuesday at Special Olympics he said, "Stopping is not an option, right?" I thought it was such a fitting question. I always get emotional at Special Olympics when I see kids who usually walk with walkers strap on snowshoes or kids in wheelchairs get into a pool and swim laps. Yay for students and teachers and parents of kids with special needs! And yay for all the big-hearted people who volunteer at Special Olympics!


Anonymous said...

Dixie, I love the pictures of your son with the Sun in his eyes. Yah! for the kids. Mary Goddard.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Dix, I'm emotional just lookin' at these pics. You can't see me but I'm smilin' ear to ear! Thank you.
:> )

Suzanne said...

What a sweet smile, and I'm sure you must have been wearing one too!
We are having the Special Olympics in our neck of the woods this week, and the excitement is in the air!

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden