Friday, April 24, 2009

Let the games begin!

It has been anticipated.

The excitement clearly there.

Training, sweat, and hard work.

They paraded in, proud to have a standing ovation.

All we needed was the torch to be lit and these words:
"Let the games begin!"

They scattered, taking all that energy and excitement
that they have been building up for months.

They competed, won, and cheered their peers on.

They received medals and were all smiles no matter the color.

I looked on with camera in hand and admired a fine group of
boys, girls, men, and women.

Each day I see them strive to be and do their very best.

Today I witnessed happiness.

Happiness just for being cheered on, to stand on the boxes
and receive a medal.

Today I realized they are in turn teaching me the values of life.

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
Special Olympics


Lisa said...

Did you help out with Special Olympics? I think that would be so neat.

Becky Bean said...

You are so awesome, Kimberly. Thanks for this post.

Wendi said...

Love. this. post.
And of course your photography.
That goes without saying.

Reed's Rat Race said...

You put us all to shame Kimmies.