Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Special Olympics Grand Marshall

Riding in the Special Olympics parade and being the Grand Marshall means a lot to our family. When LaTrelle called to tell us that they wanted to recognize our family and do Special Olympics in honor of Mary Elizabeth and Abe the tears flowed. You know the gasping breaths where you get bits and pieces of sounds out that don't really make any sense. She knew how much it meant to us without us even saying anything. 

She as well as us was hoping we would all be back in time for it. Mike represented our family even though it was hard. I love that he is a person of detail and that he shared what went on and all the excitement from everyone. 

One of my favorite things was Christopher's excitement each time he saw Mike and giving him the peace sign. The other was the huge heart of LaTrelle and all the love she has for each one of the students. 

So thankful and blessed that our town remembered Mary Elizabeth and Abe in such a special way. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On the move!

As I pack up to move to our second "home" in CO I pray the next move is back to our HOME in GA. That would mean in 3 months some things really have to change. At first I think no way, then I think back on this past year to the handful of families, a strong little warrior, the mommy lobby, those precious daddies, the fearless leader, along with strong legislative supporters under the gold dome that did more in GA than I thought could happen. I think back to what we had to do to get to CO, who we lost in the planning stages, the man that was waiting to give Michala some liquid gold, the change the first dose made, the church family God provided us with, the GA friends He surrounded us with, the CO peeps we have fallen in love with and this beautiful state. Why put limits on God? I know if it's His will it can be done in 3 months. If not He will open the door for another place and He will continue to carry us on this journey.