Thursday, March 13, 2014

friday finds ... the 3.14 edition

"let me win ...
but if i can not win ...
let me be brave in the attempt"
~ the special olympic creed ~

I love Friday Finds with Kim Klassen ... "it is a place to gather and share ... a place to cherish life's simple pleasures" ... doesn't that sound like such an inviting place?

My find this week is happiness ... the wonderful pure kind of happiness of a Special Olympian.

Sunday was Michelle's day.  A day to compete ... a day to have fun ... a day to shine.  It was the regional gymnastic competition for Illinois Special Olympics.

She woke early ... ate a healthy breakfast ... put on her uniform with all its glitter ... french braided her hair ... checked her equipment ...  we were off to the competition.
We arrived with hundreds of other Olympians ... all with that feeling of excitement combined with those nervous butterflies.  

What a wonderful day ...  for both competitors and spectators.  It is such a joy to watch everyone perform their routines.  They may not have had that perfect 10.0  from the judges ... but the happiness that filled the gymnasium that day was absolutely contagious!!  

Michelle earned five medals ... three golds and two silver.  Now she has the opportunity to shine at the state games in June ... and spread some more happiness!  

If you have a few moments, be sure to click on Kim's adorable button that will lead you to more delightful friday finds! 
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Until next time...


  1. Well what a special time for you and your family. How wonderful to have a goal and achieve such greatness at her age. Just wonderful Nancy.

  2. How exciting for Michelle! Congratulations to here, and what a great opportunity to attend a "Special Olympic" event!

  3. How wonderful! I'm very happy for her!

  4. What an exciting day, NancyJean, congrats to Michelle !
    Have a nice weekend,

  5. Five medals! Wow! Congratulations and good luck in June!

  6. Kudos to your daughter! I know you were bursting with pride.

  7. Good for Michelle! What a wonderful day -- and all those medals! That day will be a memory to cherish the rest of your life.

  8. I just adore this girl with the big smile! Well done!

  9. Congratulations to Michelle! Such an exciting day to see her hard work result in medals!!

  10. congratulations to Michelle on job(s) :-) well done!


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