Monday, April 27, 2009

Life before my children.





In my 36 years of life before having my children I did many special and fun things.
I travelled a lot and I worked in many different areas.
Of all I did volunteering at the Special Olympic Summer Games in 1999 was the most amazing accomplishment before my children were born.
I was assigned to the Brazilian Swim Team as an interpreter/guide/facilitator.
I went in hoping to help these athletes and little did I know I was the one who was helped.
To get to know these amazing people was something that changes my life. I treasure every minute of those long, long days.
Even after growing up with a cousin that has Down Syndrome and is an amazing person I still had so much to learn.
I keep in touch with some of the people from back them specially one athlete that I fell in love with: Elizete. This girl was always smiling and ready to love everyone.
I wish I could give back to them what they gave to me. I do not have words to describe it.
Just live your life to the fullest under any circumstance and be joyful of every little thing that comes your way. Laugh, live and love.

2 comments:

Heather's Moving Castle said...

That is awesome :O)

I think about ways I will volunteer again when my kids are grown and when they are a little older.

Love the photos!!!!

Sissie said...

Beautiful....
thanks.