Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clapping While the Heroes Go By

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. 
--Will Rogers

Today we celebrated the heroes that don't always get noticed.  We celebrated the ones who so often are willing to let the rest of us shine while they quietly take the backstage.  And we were honored to sit on the curb and clap for some real accomplishments: for hard work, for persistence, for patience, for showing us how to take time to watch the butterflies, for all the things that really matter.

CSRA Buddy Walk 2011

Visit with Horsefeathers the Clown

Castle to decorate

Crafts to paint

Beautiful wreaths made by Lori Bell, a young adult with Down syndrome

We met friends old and new.

It was a perfect day with beautiful weather and over 700 people coming out to join us.

Our little buddy Wade started the walk on his own two feet,

but ended it on David's shoulders.

A kind lady gave Wade a huge dog.  Doesn't it look real?
"The dog's name," said Wade, "is Murphy!"

Good-night, Murphy!  It's been a good day!


Anonymous said...

Murphy....wonder where that came from? U. Ken's will be honored. :)

Uncle Ken said...

We are indeed honored; and also impressed with Wade's memory. I don't think our Murphy has grasped the significance. :-)