Saturday, March 21, 2009

Miracle League

This morning, bright and early this morning, Baby Gurl, The Boy and I went with Baby Gurl's Girl Scout Troop to help with the Miracle League. I'm sure all of you reading this have a Miracle League in your community, even if it goes by a different name. Miracle League is a baseball league for the physically and mentally disabled.

The three of us acted as buddies to two of the players (Baby Gurl, being so small, tag-teamed with mama to help).

It was an awesome experience! For those who don't know, I work as a paraprofessional (teacher's aid) in a self-contained extreme and profound handicapped classroom. My life has been blessed by the four people in my class. I am thankful that my children are exposed to those who are less fortunate than they.

Helping out people who are less fortunate - either by lack of income, physically or mentally - is a great way to take the focus off yourself. Today, Baby Gurl's and my mantra became: It's not about me.

I feel blessed to work with such special people. I am thankful that my kids are exposed to these wonderful people and get to know them as they truly are: people just like them with special needs.

I urge y'all to get involved. It starts out as an opportunity to help others. But what you end up walking away with a blessing and an understanding bigger than you ever thought possible.

Until next time...