"When you cry be sure to dry your eyes 'cause better days are sure to come And when you smile be sure to smile wide don't let them know that they have won
And when you walk, walk with pride don't show the hurt inside because the pain will soon be gone And when you dream, dream big as big as the ocean blue 'cause when you dream it might come true When you dream, dream big When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud 'cause it will carry all your cares away And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself and it'll help you feel okay And when you pray, pray for strength to help you carry on when the troubles come your way And when you dream, dream big as big as the ocean blue 'Cause when you dream it might come true When you dream, dream big"
Today this was so true of me. I felt all of these things today. But the one bright thing about today was that I went with a good friend with her daughter Lindsey to a special night to see her cheer and dance at the Albert P. Dance night with a bunch of her friends. It was quite delightful and fun to see these girls in their glory to perform in front of their friends and relatives. I was thinking on my way home that our own children play in many sporting events and different things and maybe these children never get to do some of these things. What a wonderful thing for them. All of the girls have down syndrome. They were so proud and innocent and had so much fun dancing and cheering. What a neat evening. I am thankful for everything that I have and the wonderful gifts that God gave each of those parents. Lindsey is a very special girl and I am glad that I went.