"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, October 25, 2012

We Shall Overcome!

Last night Nathan and I had the privilege of attending a homecoming type basketball game for the local special needs community.  The event was sponsored by Real Life Ministries AND North Idaho College.  This evening was all about the participants!  They were out there on the gym floor as bright shining stars!  Each person had a grin from ear to ear as they hustled across the basketball court playing and giving the game and their teams their all.

As many of you know my son, Nathan, has Down syndrome and has only recently come out of his shell.  Loud noises, auditoriums, crowds and over stimulating events would keep him at home in the safety of his room.  With much hard work, practice going out in public and dedication, he has developed much greater tolerance for such events.

Many hours were spent into getting this event put together.  There was a high school band, cheer leaders, precision drummers, dim lights .. a tunnel of blue smoke the athletes ran through to start the game.  Any single one of these is a triumph .. put them together and we have VICTORY!

Go Nathan!


12 comments:

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Diane said...

Hooray for Nathan! What an inspiration he is! And, what a great Mom he has!

Kathryn said...

Yay! Good job for you both! :)

Jada's Gigi said...

Way to go Nathan!!! and congrats to mom too. ;)

Deb said...

What a huge smile on Nathan's face!! I never cease to be amazed at where God has brought him...especially after hearing more of his story when you shared your speech with us. God sure knew what He was doing when He chose you to be Nathan's Mom. Hugs all around!

Pat said...

"O deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome someday".
This wonderful young man is a living example of what "to overcome" means. I'm so proud of him.

Trish said...

Awesome!!! Love the smile on his adorable face!!! Good job Mama, you are an inspiration!

Terry said...

oh great for the little gift...we, his scarf aunties have seen him come a long way, so why in tarnation when something else is accomplished by this special guy, why do we still cry about it??...happy, happy tears...love terry

Maggie Ann said...

How inspiring he is...I'm so glad for your happy basketball game. I bet that meant the world to him and you.

Amrita said...

Nate 's smile speaks volumes.

Mrs.N said...

Firstly- long time so see. I'm sorry! Secondly- what a blessing!!!! I'm so happy to read this!! God is so Good!!

janzi said...

what a fabulous smile he has... well done Nathan, great to see your blog, looking forward to seeing more... will check out the others too.. hugs from across the pond,Janzi