|The Olympians coming into the arena! Amazing!|
Saturday, 13 July 2013
It's Saturday night and we are nearing the end of Matt's holidays. We've had such a great week with him home and were able to do so many things. As you know, we went to the Island and had a blast! On Thursday, we were fortunate enough to attend the opening ceremonies for Special Olympics as my brother was competing in them. To be honest, I didn't really want to go. I was tired and was quite content to just lay low at home after our Island trip. I knew it would mean a lot to my brother if we were there, so off we went and man, I am so glad we did!!! It was amazing! The event was held at a big arena and it was filled with people cheering the athletes on! As the athletes filed into the building, the crowd erupted and the competitors were thrilled! They were pumping their fists and waving their arms in excitement! It was a humbling experience to watch these thousands of athletes, all with some kind of intellectual disability and/or physical disability, walk in with their heads held high, full of anticipation and excitement! There were many high profile athletes in the building, but they paled in comparison to the Special Olympians! I left that building that night feeling very proud to have a special Olympian as a part of our family! Unfortunately, we weren't able to attend any of the events that my brother was competing in, but he did awesome! He swims and received three golds and two silvers! Pretty impressive!!! I am a proud sister!