Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Special Olympics-Bowling

Today we arrived at the bowling alley at 9:30. Opening ceremonies began around 10:00and then the real fun started. We had "practiced" on Friday using the ramp. Well, today we got there and found out we had to "roll" the balls ourselves. Why couldn't they have told us that on Friday, surely the people at the bowling alley knew that! Well, we survived and in fact we did very well! The kids all had so much fun. To watch a bowling alley full of special needs kids having such a good time was GREAT! They would all walk around talking to you, or in some cases, just smiling at you and it would just make you feel good all over! This was my first time to see the Special Olympics and I loved it! I would encourage everyone to find out when it is in your area and volunteer or at least go watch!!!! Suddenly where the stock market is doesn't really matter...there are so many things so much more important! If you have healthy children-thank God and if you are like me and have a child with special needs-thank God, too. We have all been so blessed and sometimes we just need to be thankful for the blessing that we have! Jessica has blessed our home in so many ways and I am thankful that I was able to be apart of her first Special Olympics today! We will be participating in Basketball on Thursday...that ought to be an experience, too!

7 comments:

Bev said...

Way to go, Jessica! When is the next event? My little girl from LMS was so proud that she was going! I will have to ask her tomorrow how she did.

Bev said...

By the way Bev=Amy today.

The Dawkins said...

Looks like you did good Jess!!!

LaurieR said...

what does the red ribbon mean? never mind, i'm just going to assume it's first place! way to go jess! i REALLY wish that i could have been there! ily!

Bev said...

Ginny, this really is Bev and the next time Jessica goes to bowl, maybe Anna and I could go? Let me kow when she'll go again. I am sure she had fun and she is a doll baby! XO Steve&Bev

Louise said...

I loved the pictures and can't wait to hear how basketball goes!! Love you!!

Lindsay and Willis said...

We had the greatest time helping these kids! It was such a great experience for my kids and they are already asking for when the next event is! It was such a happy place, where everything else just went away! I totally agree with you about the atmosphere! and p.s. you should'a been down there with us b/c we DID have the fancy ramp thing! Jess did great though!