Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Basketball, Behavior & Constitutional Rights
Nathan's day camp ended last week. He was getting a bit tired of going four times a week and is glad to be home. Yesterday I signed him up for a basketball tournament (3 on 3) scheduled for this coming weekend. A few local organizations are sponsoring a group of special needs teams to participate in the area event that includes athletes from many different towns. Nathan and his little (gal) friend are on a team with two college age girl basketball players. The kids will be rotated in and out during the three games. This event is 1) local and only for one weekend. 2) A sport he likes and has some degree of success .. making baskets is fairly easy for him as he has great hand-eye coordination.
Soon he will have a program developed to help further his life skills at home and assist me in letting go of over mothering him. A common trait in parents of kids that have been medically, mentally, and/or physically challenged as youngsters. I'm excited about this new endeavor if the result will be in his independence (from yours truly).
Jesus is still on the throne, regardless of what the front page of the local newspaper says. Exciting times/frustrating times politically in the USA.
I encourage everyone living stateside to read our Constitution to know what it says. Many steps are underway to weaken the very fabric of our democracy.
Live, pray, breath, and pray some more.