Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Special Olympics

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. " Special Olympics Athlete Oath Abraham and I attended the Wake County Track and Field Special Olympics today. My old students were participating, so we got to watch and cheer them on. One of the students from my school was even choosen to lead the athletes in the Special Olympics Oath during Opening Ceremonies. It was a little cold and windy, but luckily it didn't rain. We had a great time and I loved interacting with my students again. It always is so inspiring to watch an event such as this. You can see such pure happiness and enjoyment from the kids participating. They try their hearts out, but are just as willing to turn around and cheer for their competitor who might beat them. It always gives me a reality check for the things in my life that I complain about or get annoyed by. Maybe next time I'll just smile, be happy, and "be brave in the attempt".

8 comments:

Head Tuckers said...

looks like you had fun we missed you with us today.

Davis Family said...

That is cool that you were able to go see your old students.

josh and rach said...

I love that oath! And how neat that you got to be with your old students again!

Boyer Family said...

That is really nice you were able to go and that Abe had a good time. I'm glad the weather was nice for you!

Charlotte said...

That was really cool. I have always liked the idea of Special Olympics, I am glad you were able to see your students, too. I bet they loved seeing you as much as you loved seeing them.

The Nelson Family Smorgasbord said...

What a rewarding experience! We too love spending time out here with our Utah Special Olympic athletes! They are a reminder to us everyday of the way we should be living our own lives!..and if we ever fall...stand up, brush yourself off, and finish the race!

Aaron and Rachelle said...

I kind of am missing my association with people with disabilities. Wonderful that you are still involved. By the way...I tagged you. I hope you are not opposed to tags...if so please disregard.

Abs said...

Just seeing that sign brought back lots of memories for me. I stinkin' love S.O.!! How fun to go watch your old students! I bet there were so excited you were there. S.O. is really one of the best programs ever.