“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.”
Sunday, November 21, 2010
every week at P.T. we see R and A (mom and daughter) who have the appointment just prior to ours. when we first met almost a year ago, she mentioned that A played soccer (in her wheelchair) each Friday, and that they would love to have us. Friday's have never been great for us due to the timing of the games, but we found out that there would be adaptive tennis today and immediately decided to go. E, being painfully shy, opened up within a matter of minutes (okay, 30 or so) and was playful, squealing, and generally being herself. coach J (seen in his wheelchair) played olympic level basketball, tennis and some other sports i believe i've forgotten. what started as volleying the ball ended in throwing it at one another, face-offs, and a lot of chasing each other around the court interrupting everyone else's game. the volunteers were absolutely amazing and great with the kids. really engaging and accepting of the fact that no matter how many times they asked with "please", E was not handing out any high 5's on her first day playing tennis. we're working on it. she is most definitely an "everything i do is on my terms" kind of girl when it comes to any kind of socializing.
we all had a blast.
(and will be purchasing an appropriate tennis racket for future games)!