Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 15, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 18, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

They did it!

I believe

I believe that sometimes a sports team can embody the spirit of its people. That unknowingly, they can take on the characteristics of a nation, a city or in our case, even a special needs family.

That this collection of misfits, a ragtag group of introverts should win the 2013 World Series, is to me, an inspirational, and somewhat symbolic feat.

I believe that when you assemble a group of selfless individuals from all over the world who share a love for the game and a talent for baseball and provide these humble players with calm and assertive leadership (Farrell), an inspirational role model (Ortiz) and a pretty damn good reason to win (the Marathon bombing), you can achieve the Tao of baseball, a magical combination of elements that come together to inspire a people.

David Ortiz summed it up best when he said that this was not a team of superstars. Not unlike a special needs family, it is a team of ordinary human beings struggling with their own personal issues, a unique and quirky group of guys who personify the principle that when one man falls, another steps up in his place. They share a solidarity of spirit and grew beards to symbolize this unity. They are good men playing good ball for good reasons. In just one year, they went from last place finishers to World Series Champions.

When a team like this wins the World Series, it is truly something special.

Once again, I would like to devote this post to my father, a true Red Sox fan and devout follower who faithfully supported his team despite the 86 years of championship drought. He never got a chance to see his beloved team win a World Series title.

I love you Dad and hope you were watching!

And of course, let this victory be a healing tribute to all the victims of the Marathon bombing, a shining validation that there is no place in this world for hatred.

 Congratulations to the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Champions

A heart-felt thank you to the talented and classy St Louis Cardinals for a series filled with many memorable moments.

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