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Friday, April 13, 2007

The Special Olympics

Unfortuanely this is the only picture that came out because all the others were way too light....bummer. Here Griffin is running on the track because he had so much fun running a few minutes earlier that he wanted to do it again. He especially loved the tennis ball throw, he laughed and laughed and just kept throwing them over and over. He did the bean bag toss several times too. It was great because Griffin didn't seem to mind the huge crowd and all the comotion going on, there were so many children there and older kids too. It was such an amazing experience to be surrounded by so many smiling faces and to hear all the laughter was something I will never forget. Griffin's teacher explained that Anderson county was the only county in the state that had developmental games for children under the age of 8 yrs. and for that I am grateful because I think that it was a great experience for Griffin and it's exciting that he will be able to go back next time too. Another thing that was really cool is that Griffin recognized and named all of his classmates who were there, although he showed no interest in interacting with them I think it was cool that he did remember them by name. If you ever get the chance to go to the Special Olympics please go because it is such a wonderful and heartwarming experience. I actually got a lump in my throat several times just because I felt a connection with the kids there and was so proud that my little fella was participating in a very honorable and prestigious event.

4 comments:

K.C.'s Blog said...

That is so cool Lora! I wish they had the Special Olympics for kiddos under 8 here but they don't :( My little brother was on a Bowling Team once for the Special Olympics. Griffin sure looks happy! I can't wait to be able to take K.C. to the Special Olympics! Way to go Griffin, you are one awesome dude!

MileMasterSarah said...

that sounds like so much fun! I would love to do that with Sandis and Gracie.

Sam I Am said...

Super fun!!! I think this is great for Griffin. I can't wait for Sam to participate, but our local chapter requires that he be 8. Griffin is on super cool dude!

Melissa H said...

I just LOVE that picture!! Thanks so much for sharing the story with us. I feel like I was there. Heartwarming. :-)