Today was the Buddy Walk in St. Paul, MN. Now referred to as Step Up for Down Syndrome. We were so glad to see RR there handing out brochures. I made this guy give it back to her and re-hand it to her. She handed out tons of them!!! Yay! It is just too overwhelming being there with all of those cute people in one place!!! I met her son from Serbia. What a doll. This was Stas' first walk...even if we didn't walk and stay back to feed the two boys....oops...I just realized I forgot pictures of Stas and Ricky at the walk. That was foolish. Oh well!
When we were in Zap, you may recall we met Valentyna...let's call her Val because I am sure I mess up her name. I call her Valya too, but that is confusing with Halya.....
Val lives in Wisconsin, is from Zap. Her family lives in Zap. She is there through November giving/taking Medjugorie tours/pilgrimages. I am hoping my friend who is there gets to meet her since they will stay at the same place! Anyway, while we were over there, one day she was talking about her friend in Wisconsin who has this organization for Down syndrome awareness...Footprints...and talked about the symbol of the footprint and we knew just what she was talking about as we had these shirts with us in country for just that purpose! That was fun.
So today, we saw her friend at the walk. Here is a message for Val, Valya, Valentyna from her Wisconsin friends :-) I will have Fr. show it to her..... Goodbye for now!
I am the mom of 8...it just happened! When we felt as though our plate was full, God dished us up some dessert. You know...there is ALWAYS room for dessert....right? Along came Ricky, and nearly 4 years later Stas. I LOVE Down syndrome. If people knew what our family experiences with our kids with DS, they would envy us :-) Not bragging, just saying.