Sunday, September 30, 2012

gratitude...the 9.29.12 edition

It is Sunday once again and time for me to reflect and be grateful.  
Some weeks it may be something big or it may seem small...
but either way...
it is important for me to give thanks.

This week was the Fox Valley Special Recreation Banquet. 
 It is held once a year to recognize both the participants and leaders
 that go above and beyond.  
This year we had a super surprise...

Our daughter, Michelle, won the Adult Participant of the Year award.  

Just look at her face when she heard her name announced...
Pure excitement...pure joy

We are so grateful to this special organization.  
They provide all kinds of wonderful recreational programs
 for special needs people in our area.  
Michelle has participated in gymnastics, lunch outings, theatre trips,
 cooking lessons, water aerobics, exercise classes,
 dinners and dancing and the list goes on an on...
Because of this group, my daughter's life has been so enriched.  

We are so thankful for this wonderful, dedicated group of people 
that put together such awesome programs
 and fill such a need in these special lives.  

We are so grateful...

Until next time...


  1. What a great photo of your daughter! You captured her joy and delight and pure beauty in that shot. Congratulations to her! And how wonderful that she and others have access to such fantastic programming.

  2. Congratualtions Michelle ~ How wonderful for you to have had such a great surprize!

  3. I LOVE the expression of JOY on her face :)

  4. I smiled at your daughter's expression. Love it!


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