Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our First Buddy Walk and the 31 for 21 Blog Challenge

Today was our first Buddy Walk.  It was a beautiful location, in a small park, overlooking the Atlantic ocean.  Unfortunately, it was in the 50's and rainy.  The weather could definitely have been nicer.  However, the spirit of the walk's purpose was undeniable. Tents were set up to keep tables (and people) protected from the rain.  Posters of individuals (Josiah included) were carefully displayed around the park.  People were energetic, happy, and enjoying themselves despite Mother Nature.  Even Elmo and a fire truck showed up to keep the young ones entertained.  The rain stopped no-one from walking. 

Eventually, the rain gave way to sun.  The children played.  The adults socialized.  The rain returned.  We decided to call it a day.  We had stayed for 3 hours.  We were wet, tired, and getting cold.  The kids felt the same way we did.  We packed up and headed home.  We are grateful for the Buddy Walk, it's hosts, it's participants, and to all whom it's meant to benefit.  Now, we will look forward to next year and hope that the weather cooperates with us.

Tomorrow is Monday.  The big boys return to school; one has a field trip.  EI appointments resume.  All in all, it is shaping up to be a relatively mellow week.  We have no 'extra' stuff going on.  Perhaps, I'll be able to catch up on some much needed chores and cleaning.

Of greater importance, tomorrow is October 1st.  It is the first day of October.  October is DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH.  So, I am joining the 31 for 21 blog challenge.  That means every day, during the month of October, I shall make an entry in this blog.  I will do my best to keep them interesting and informative.

Until tomorrow my friends :)

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