Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver- Special Olympics


AP file photo


If you have visited my blog, you know that Special Olympics is near and dear to my heart.

As the mother of a child (now 26) that has both physical and intellectual disabilities,
Mrs Shriver made it O.K to be different.

She gave a voice to those that needed someone to speak on their behalf.
She gave them HOPE and I can tell you that this was desperately needed.

She made a difference in this world.
I am eternally grateful for all her hard work over the years.

I just wanted to say "thank you for helping to give our children the dignity and hope they deserve".

Everyone deserves those basic rights.

God Bless you.

8 comments:

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Barb!!!
We do have our problems,but we don't let them keep us down....Right?..Your Annika is just the prettest thang.I bet she is just as sweet and not spoiled a bit...HEHEHE.
Its ashame some of the greatest people are passing.Ms. Eunice did alot of good in this world.May God rest her soul.
Thank you dear for the comments.I'm trying to make Xmas stuff now,cause I', slow.LOL...I already sold that white tree,but I'm making another one .This one will be all clear ornaments.No color at all.
Which doll was like the one you had?Let me know.Barb you hang in there dear.I will too.Love ya
Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello my dear friend,
Yes, Mme Shriver most definitely made a way for our dear citizens who need and deserve all the support and love like anybody else. How is your dear son? I hope that each day he knows how much you love him so!!!! God bless, Anita

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

She was a lady and a humanatarian. She worked tirelessly and quietly never seeking attention for the work she did but for the work itself. Blessings to you and your family. Sea Witch.

Ana said...

She was truly an inspirational woman. She will be missed, but always remembered.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Please come visit again anytime.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Judy said...

It was a sad day wasn't it?

nanatrish said...

She did a wonderful work for so many thousands. If more of us would stand up more for those that are not able to stand we would be so much better off as a world. That was a sweet tribute.

Elizabethd said...

What a great lady she was.

Dawn said...

Me again, I stuck around to read some. I have two children who do special olympics and also did a post in honor of Mrs. Shriver. I've got to go make some afterschool snacks but I'll be back to visit.
Dawn

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