Me and my sister

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY (New Version With Lyrics) : Don Moen



It took me 32 years to find Mark and he is the love of my life. 
I'm thankful for all my friends and family. 
May all those struggling find peace and patience.
God will find a way for you.
"God Will Make A Way"

Friday, March 15, 2013

Waiting For You


“If I could give you one thing in life. I would give you the opportunity to see yourself through my eye's. Only then would you realize how special you are to me.”

Waiting For You

As I wait for you
To have something more with you
I love taking to you every day
Can’t wait to talk again
Can’t wait to see you again
I want to tell you
Everything about me
I want to know
Everything about you
I can wait in till your ready
To have something more with me
However long you need
Best of all
I found you
When I wasn't expecting it
“You are the best thing I never know I needed”

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Once and a lifetime



Once and a lifetime comes along
A chance to meet that special someone
That when you get a hold of them
You can't let them go

You might be looking for them now
When you stop looking
You will find the one
You were meet to be with

It might take you
Your whole life
But pray to God
And, He will answer you
Not in the way
You would like
But He will give you little hints
You will find your way
Just wate and see

It did for me...

I always got crushes on guys it seemed at places I worked at ever time. I don't know what it was that made me do that. It seemed liked I could not control it. That it was controlling me unwilling. Then I read an article in Oprah. Simple: Write a list of what you want in a partner 1 - whatever and put it away somewhere where you will forget about it. And, let God take care of the rest.

Here's mine as an example for you. NOTE: underline came true for me


1.      I will meet him at Church, Special Olympics, or YMCA.
2.      I can say anything around him and not have to think about it.
3.      He will do almost everything that’s green (good for the earth).
4.      I can do anything, and be myself, and not afraid at all around him.
5.      I will not be afraid the first time I meet him.
6.      Brown eyes
7.      Brown hair
8.      M boned
9.      Like’s me for who I am.
10.  He is a christen like me.
11.  He’s in Special Olympics like me.
12.  He will do all things in Special Olympics with me.
13.  Willing to give me time in till I’m comfortable around him.
14.  He will want me to do new things that don’t make me scared.
15.  His wants are my wants.
16.  I would like for us to almost have all or the same things in common.
17.  Teach me new things.
18.  He has to have a passion for romance.
19.  Like to look at the stars.
20.  He has to wait to kiss me when I least expect it and other things like that.
21.  He has to understand I am still searching for what I want out of life.
22.  He has to understand my room is a mess because I have no idea how to improve my life.
23.  He will want me to change my life around (slowly).
24.  He will want me to clean my life up and move out someday (slowly).
25.  I want him to be a little smarter then me.  Like, the crushes I had in the past.
26.  I want him to be kind, considerate, passionate, sweet, sanative, and others.
27.  I want to be able to learn from him just as he learns form me.
28.  He knows how to handle money better then me.
29.  If there is marriage, he has to know it might take me a long time to change my ways.
30.  He will drive a hybrid (Green) car

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Being Born Special



We our each born special
In our own way
No matter who we are
We all need to abide by God’s law’s
By not judging others by who
Or, what we are or do

(not finished)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Time on the Bus- CityBus

CityBus


Two people wait
Hand and hand for the bus
It does not matter
How long they wait
They just want
To be together
As long as they can
And, it cheaper then gas

It might take an hour
To get to where they’re going
But they don’t care
They just want to be together
And, might find friends
Or others they can talk with

When they reach their stop
They ring the bell
And get off
It might take a wile
To get where they’re going
But they don’t care

Poem by Jennifer Hoover

NOTE: Katy ask us if we would do a story on both of us riding the bus for Transite travel for V-Day.

Mark can drive but can’t take passengers right now.
Riding the bus is a good way for us to get around when we can’t have rides.
We just like being together as much as we can.
I meet him in Special Olympics in 2009.
He was shy, so I had to ask him out.
We went skating on our first date.
As we wanted to do more things, we rode the bus.
We take each other out to eat on each other’s birthdays.
We are still thinking of new things to do.

I prayed to God that I might find someone. All it takes is time, like I found Mark. He started in Special Olympics swimming and said to him-self “I wonder if she will go out with me”. I got a crush on him at Special Olympics Vacation Club and it took me a few months to get up the courage to ask him out.

Jennifer is a sickle fritz; a cross between a bug-a-boo and a rumple-stick. She makes my live a room of content-being there when I vent. On the bus we figure out what we like, and what to do in our lives, we have fun on our rides.

By: Jennifer Hoover & Mark Schwieterman



Sunday, November 14, 2010

This Christmas: As Long As There's Christmas - End credit - Beauty and the Beast The Enchanted Christmas




"This is one I though up when watching this movie."


This Christmas
I don’t need any gift’s
All I need is you
You are the best thing
That ever happened to me

All the things I have
Everything that I want
Everything I achieve
Everything I do
I could do none of this
Without you

“The first time ever I saw your face”
I did not know who you were
But as we got to know each other
I knew you were the one
I would want
To spend the rest of my life with

God picked us for each other
And, I thank him for
All the gifts you have given me
You my own “Love Story”
My prince, my love
“You belong with me” forever

Being with you is the best thing you could give me

Friday, November 27, 2009

Mariah Carey - Endless Love

My Love

When you find someone so great
That you have to talk to them everyday
And, want to see them again
You can't stop what you are doing
And, look forward to see them again


Year's down the road
When you find a love that is so great
You want to be with them everyday
And, can’t stop


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Martina McBride - God's Will

God is everywhere you are
If you ever wonder, just pray
Everyone is a marecial

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chris Cagle - What A Beautiful Day

Happening

Could this really happen to me
I like taking to this guy and doing stuff with him
I never felt this way, as I do with him
I feel more alive then ever
I don't care how old he is

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - High School Musical

Liking a guy really does change you. "Thing's change when you don't expect them to" HSM. And, I didn't.

I'm glad I got up the nerve to ask him out.

I am tried of living in my past.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"The Perfect Fan" - Backstreet Boys

Parents

What do parents mean to you?
It's not good when you are closer to only one parent
It's only logic that girls are with their mothers
And boys are with there dad
But what will happen when one parent passes
And you aren't close to your other parent?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What To Do When Life Seems So Unfair: Sermon by Pastor Russell Hodgins of ICC

Why?

Why does life seem to be unfair?
Why do we need to have another person
To talk to and understand us?
Why do some hide their feelings for so long
That they don’t know how to talk to anyone anymore about it

Why can’t I just tell someone my feeling and or problems?
It’s not easy for me to get my feelings out
If I can ever tell someone all my feelings
I know they will be the one for me

Why does life have to revolve around liking a guy/girl
I act all crazy just to keep up
Like, I have two personalities
And, I don’t know how to act

Why does it take so long
To find out what love is?
“Your faith will lead love where it’s want’s to go.”

“Love will be the gift you give yourself.”

Music is in me
Music makes everything all better

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Firend's

"Friends are flowers that never fade"

To My Grandarghter... Grandma's Pearls of Wisdom

I've traveled paths you've yet to walk
Learned lessons old and new
And now this wisdom of my life
I'm blessed to share with you

Let kindness spread like sunshine
Embrace those who are sad
Respect their dignity, give them joy
And leave them feeling glad

Forgive those who might hurt you
And though you have your pride
Listen closely to their viewpoint
Try to see the other side

Walk softly when you'r angry
Try not to take offense
Invoke your sense of humor
Laughter's power is immense!

Express what you are feeling
Your beliefs you should uphold
Don't shy away from what is right
Be courageous and be bold

Keep hope right in your pocket
It will guide you day by day
Take it out when it is needed
When it's near, you'll find a way

Remember friends and family
Of which you are a precious part
Love deeply and love truly
Give freely from your heart

The world is far from perfect
There's conflict and there's strife
But you still can make a difference
By how you live your life

And so I'm very blessed to know
The wonders you will do
Because you are my granddaughter
And I believe in you

--I found this on Collectibles Today--

When I was a little girl (working on)

Life start’s out the same, but we just sometimes are different in good ways.
I did not walk in till I was two, ride a two-wheeler bike at 11, or drive a car at 20.

Telling someone my feeling might be easy for you. But for me it isn’t simple as you might think. As a kid I though I had to hide my feeling; because I didn’t want to show other kids I was hurting inside when they make fun of me. Writing is the only way I know how to get my feelings out. I would like to tell everyone my feelings when they ask me “How are you” and I always say “Fine”.

How did you get this way?
As a kid I though I had to hide my feeling; because I didn’t want to show other kids I was hurting inside when they make fun of me.

The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love (lyrics)

Amy Grant - Grown-Up Christmas List

Santa's Children

It's fine for children to believe in Santa
For I still do in a way
For they think what would Christmas be without Santa
Do children only think about giving or the present's
I am to blame for going down to open present's
And not knowing the true meaning of Christmas

Giving something away is the greatest gift of all
Christmas is time to spend time with family
You have not see in so long

We may not say the thing's we want in words
But giving something in return says a lot

Saturday, September 12, 2009

On Being Someone With An Disability

--"This is for my sisters youth group. They have some kids that are special and other kids don't like that as well"--

For me and everyone who has grown up with a disability was bad enough without others seeing us for who we are, not what we are. Starting in 1st grade is when kids started making fun of me, just because I could not do the things that they could. Ya, it's not fair; but I learned that being different is good.

Growing up with a disability is hard but you will get through the tough times that you face. Look at me, if their was not Special Olympics I would not be where I am today.

Find a way around your challenged's, so you can find what you love to do. Like, me being in the Special Olympics.

If you don't think different is good. Then come to Special Olympics game's or practice. Your find out that it does not matter who you are. If you can't be an athlete, you can be a partner or helper.

Next time you see someone that has a disability think about what would they do first. Not what would you do first.

God does not judge others just because their different, now why would you?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mulan - i'll make a man out of you

Athlete's

Some athlete's train had to get to where they need to go to archive their goals

Some athlete's don't care about training and still want a gold medal

Some athlete's train hard and wonder why they don't get a medal

Some train hard and get that medal

But, it all takes demarcation to that sport for many years
To win that gold medal

Most will fail along the way
But, can avenshly get their

Even someone like me train hard
And most of the time can't get a gold meal
But, if you try and improve on that sport
You might have a good time to win that gold medal

So, train hard every day
And set goals for yourself

Learn what you are doing wrong
So you can learn what to do right

And you will be a winner

Christina Aguilera - Reflection (Mulan)

"I think this song is true about me. I see a different person on the inside them on the outside."

Sometimes

Sometimes I wonder if I can do the impossible
Does God want me to stay where I'm at or do something else

Sometimes I wonder what to do
I don't know what to do
Is God just testing me
When I have a crush on a guy
Or does He want me to do something else

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever fall in love
Just not get a crush on a guy
I know if God wants me to fall in love
It will be when I least expect it
But I wonder how long I have to wait

I know God is already using me in His plans
He wants me to let others see that we are all the same in His eyes
It does not matter who you are
Or the way you were born in this world
As long as people RESPECT you
For who you are, not what you are

I am fine with who I am
As long as God has a plan for me
I just wish I could tell someone everything
That does not come easy for me to talk about

I felt like I had to hide my feelings starting in grade school
I could not stand up for myself
When kids would make fun of me

It's going to take many years to un-hide my feeling
But if I had someone to ask me the right question's I might know how to change

Thursday, September 3, 2009

If I Never Knew You (Disney Love)

Never Knew

You meet a lot of people along the way
But how do you know when the right one comes along
I believe God picks out who the other person will be
But some of us can be so stubborn
That we really don't know when it hit's us

I Won't Say I'm In Love Hercules (Lyrics In Description)

I Want To Be...

I want like you do
I want to fall in love
I want to know what it's like
It does not matter how old I am
I still feel like a young woman
And will alway feel like that
Even though I will be older

Ever sense I was a girl
I just wanted to be like everyone alas
I know I was born special
But I don't let that stop me
From doing the things God has me do
But one thing,
I am use to running away when I like a guy
I want that to stop
It is the hardert thing I will have to do
Sense I am use to hiding my feeling's

In till then the only thing the keeps me sane is listing to songs and writing poem's
I don't like feeling this way
But God is doing this for a reason
What? I don't know
But I hope to find out soon

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jessica Andrews - Who I Am

Who are we God
I know I am someone with an disability
In a good way, but what road do I go down

When I was little others made fun of me because I was different.
I can't tell other's my felling easily now because when I was little I thought I had to hide my feelings to show others I was not heart.

In life we are all the same in God's eye's.
My life started out the same, but I was born different.
At one my parent's found out that I was different.
I went to Wabash Center for per-school.

I remember in Kindergarten I had one friend that did not care that I was different.
Begging in Grade school I though I hide to hide my felling because of other making fun of me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Reba McEntire - Somebody: Album Version

Sometime's

Sometime's I wander if I can do the impossible
Does God want me to stay where I'm at
Or do something alas

Sometimes I wander what to do
I don't know what to do
Is God just testing me
When I have a crush on a guy
Or does He want me to do something alas

Sometime's I wonder if I will ever fall in love
Just not get a crush on a guy
I know if God want's me to fall in love
It will be when I least expect it
But I wander how long I have to wate

I know God is already using me in His plans
He want's me to let other's see that
We are all the same in His eye's
It does not matter who you are
Or the way you were born in this world
As long as people RESPECT you
For who you are, not what you are

I am fine with who I am
As long as God has a plan for me
I just wish I could tell someone everything
That does not come easy for me to talk about

I felt like I had to hide my feelings starting in grade school
I could not stand up for myself
When kids would make fun of me
It's going to take many years to un-hide my feeling
But if I had someone to ask me the right question's
I might know how to change


Friday, July 31, 2009

Belong

Do you belong in Special Olympics?
For me to belong in Special Olympics,
First I’m an athlete
Because I want Special Olympics
To be the best I can make it to be
And I also try to help other athletes as much as I can.

Do I belong in Special Olympics?
I belong in Special Olympics
Because I’m an athlete
And I’m in ALPs.

Do you belong in Special Olympics?
Just for the medals
Or for doing your best?

Do you belong in Special Olympics?
Just for being around your friends
Or do you just like the competition?

Do you belong in Special Olympics?
To get you’re swimming times down
Or do you just like the exercise it beings?

For me belonging in the Special Olympics
Means I can help myself to help other athletes.

Give Us a Chance

You need to give Mentally Challenged folks a chance.
If you don’t they won’t learn to dance.
If you pass us on the street
Say hi.
We will say hi back to you.
Some of us are shy to strangers.
But if you start the conversation
We just might say something back to you.

For, if you don’t give us a chance.
We won’t feel good about ourselves inside.
And not do the things we were met to do in life.

If no one encourages us to be the best we can be.
Or go beyond our boundaries of what we can do.
We won’t do anything to improve our lives.
Or won’t do things that keep us fit and active for our lives.

I Pray ...



I pray for all the lost souls that died that day.

I pray that we will not forget that terrible day.

I pray for all the policemen that did not come home that day.

I pray for all their families that will have faith for the rest of their days.

I pray for all the firefighters that risked their lives so that others might live another day.

I pray for all the souls to go to heaven and look down upon us every day for the rest of our lives.

I pray that we will all learn to cherish life to the fullest every day for the rest of our lives.

I pray for all the singles in this world to someday find someone to cherish for the rest of their lives.

I pray for all the married people in this world to cherish the one single love in their lives.

I pray for all the separated people in this world to find out that they just need to love each other.

I pray for all the divorced people in this world to try to find out why it happened in the first place.

I pray that my Grandma who has Depression will live out the rest of her life happy as when Grandpa was alive.

– Amen –

Be the Best You Can Be

Be the best you can be and even more.
You never know what tomorrow will bring.
You might just change the world.
For, if you don’t help out in this world
You will not know what you are missing.

Be the best you can be.
Showing others that Mentally Challenged people can do the same things as you
And maybe even more.
Because you are who God made you to be.
And no one else.

I am someone

I am someone who has a disability.
I can do most things you can do.
I am just Mentally Challenged.
Having a disability does not stop me
From doing things I was meant to do.

I am someone who likes to swim
For the fitness it brings.
But needs help with my strokes.

You can be someone too

Celine Dion - Beauty And The Beast [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

This is my favorite Disney movie out of all of them.
It takes time to see someone as they really are.
Those with disability’s get jugged for what they are not who they are.
It need’s to be the other way around.
If you think those with down syndrome can’t get married, think again.
We can all makes this world a better place for are kids.
By teaching them that everyone is the same, no matter the race or disability.
When you see someone that makes fun of someone, say something.
Because most with intellectual disabilities can’t defend themselves.

CĂ©line Dion - I'm Your Angel (Duet with R. Kelly)

Guardian Angel

I ask the question
Do we have Guardian Angels?
They are the ones that lesion to us
When we need someone the most
And tell us “You’ll be all right”

Guardian Angels are there
When we need them the most
Your faith will lead love where it has to go. –
Love will be the gift you give yourself. –
“Tell him” by Barbra Streisand (Duet with Celine Dion)

Believe

Believe you can do anything
You put your mind to.

Believe in yourself
Because you are made in His image
And He wants you to do your best at whatever you do.

Believe you can reach the stars when you’re jumping.

Believe you can swim the English Channel
When you’re swimming a 100 free.

Believe you can bounce to the top of the moon
While you are playing bocce ball.

Believe you can hit the volleyball to the sun.

Believe you can put the horseshoe to dust.

Believe you can throw the basketball to the moon.

But most of all believe in yourself,
Because you are who you make yourself to be.
If you believe in yourself,
Then you can do and accomplish anything.

Faults

Others tell me what I am doing wrong
But never tell me how I can improve on my faults

Don’t get down on yourself
Because others tell you
What you’re doing wrong

Don’t beat yourself up
Because others told you
You did this or that wrong

Instead of doing something back
Ask “How can I improve myself”

Winner

You are a winner just by being in the Special Olympics,
Because it does not matter if you are black or white
Green or yellow or how you act or whether you have a disability or not.

You are a winner, because of who you are,
Not what you are.
Don’t let others tell you any different.

You are a winner
No matter if you win or lose.
If you win that’s great;
If you lose, you just have to work harder to win.

For me winning means getting my Swimming times down.
Some Athletes just care if they get first, 2nd, or third places.
They don’t pay attention about their strokes.
They just like winning,
But not me.

You can be more than just a winner.
There’s ALPs which gives me a sense of accomplishments.
I am more then a winner in ALPs,
Because I help make Special Olympics better in my County
And, I like helping others.

I Want the World to Know

I want the world to see me as a person
Not as someone who has a disability.

I want the world to know me as a person
Who can do anything they can.

I want the to know
Those who are Mentally Challenged
Are just like you and me.

I want the world to know
Mentally Challenged people can do the same as anybody else
They’re just a little slower then you might be
And in different ways they may be better than you.

I want the world to know that
Every day after school I ask my mom “Why did God make me this way”.

I want the world to know that
God made each and every one of us who we are for a reason
And that reason might take you a lifetime to find out.
But you will find your reason why God made you who you are
And who you are to become
For He has a plan for everyone.

I want the world to know
I may not always understand why I write the things I write
But does God write through me
Or do I just think up this stuff out of the blue on my own?
Only time will tell
When I learn the truth.

You Can Be Someone like Me

I am someone who’s special.
Not because I have a handicap.
Not because I’m in the Special Olympics.
But because I try my hardest
To accomplish things in life.
By trying to help others the best way I can.
Buy helping the Special Olympics become better
For the athletes.
By helping my friends.
By being the best that I can be in life.
And more.

You can be someone like me
By trying to do the best you can be every day.
By helping others every day.
It does not matter what you do.
As long as you try and make this world a better place.

LIFE

Why does life seem to be unfair?
Why does life seem to be so hard?
Why can’t I do anything right sometimes?
Why can’t life be on the easy track?
Why did God make me the way I am?

God made life so hard
So we would learn from our mistakes.
He wants us to find our own way in the world.
Even if it takes us a lifetime to find our own way
In this world.

If you’re still searching for answers.
Weather it’s looking for a job you enjoy
And, or being happy at that job.
Finding that one true place
Where you belong in life.
Or, finding and sharing for that one person
That’s like you and or for you.

Whatever it is in life you’re searching for.
Let God know.
He will answer you when you’re ready to hear Him.
Even if that may take what seems like a lifetime.
Give Him a chance and He will hear you.

So when you are at your worse.
Talk to God.
You may never know what might happen next.

I might have a hard time believing that.
But I will learn someday.
And you will too.

Friendship

is
Being there for them
When they need you the most.

Friendship is
Hanging out with that person
Just for fun.

Friendship is
Knowing when to care
About that person
At the right time.

Friendship is
Knowing when to share
Your stuff with that person

Friendship is
Knowing that you’ll be there for them
At the right moment.

Friendship is
Knowing when to share your feelings.

Friendship is
Knowing when to give that person
The right advice to give

Love Is to Me





First, let me tell you I don’t know what love really is.
Because I never really experienced it myself.
But I will tell you what I think it means.

Love is

Love is to me trying to find the true meaning of love.

Going Places

As I am walking home
I look at the world anew
It is filled with wonderful colors

The weather changing,
Fall always makes a pretty picture
Leaves are changing

This also lets you see new things
That you have never seen before
Our lives get so busy
We don’t have the time
To just look at the stuff that we missed
We don’t take the time
To enjoy the things around us anymore

So, the next time your town
Has a Gallery Walk
Take the chance,
Enjoy the beauty

Time

Where does the time go?
I remember having the best time when I was little
After school some of the other kids
Would play around the block
Those were the good times
But where does all that time go

I really never wanted it to end
But we all grow up
Get jobs, start to have our own lives
Away from our parents
Others can’t leave
Because something is keeping them
From doing what they should do
They just need time and help
To find out what that is

What Life Wants

God wants me to be similar to everyone else
When I was a girl I didn’t understand
Why God made me with a disability
I just wanted to be like everyone else

I would come home from School,
Tell my mom
“Why did God make me this way”?

I understand now
That God wants me to teach
Others about Mentally Handicapped people
Like me, because they can’t

Yes, it takes me longer to learn
But I can learn
We all can learn
Some of us our just much slower than others

I would like people
To not judge others
Just because some are very different

I just needed some extra help starting out in life
I still do, just not as much
But others will need help
With simple everyday things for life

I long for a relationship
That I can share my feeling with
Which is hard for me to do
Because I lock my feelings up inside
When I was little,
I needed help to get them out
Writing is the only thing I can think of
And I’m a romantic at heart

Writing

Writing is the only way I can think of coping
From what I have been through
Writing my feelings down is all I can do

If you ask me how I was doing
I would say “I’m fine”
That’s the only way I know of to cope

People don’t know what it’s like
To be someone like me
To be made fun of
Just because you’re a little slower than them

Other kids have the same problems as me
They don’t like to show it
Buy they’re hurting like me

That’s why there’s Special Olympics
You can be who you are
And, not get made fun of
Only if more kids knew about Special Olympics
Then they would not get made fun of
They could just be who God made them to be

Writing is the only way
I know how to cope
For if not
I might go crazy
And, that’s the end of that

I Know…

I meet an old friend from High School and we got each others phone #. Boy that was a big mistake. We talked two times that day. Now he wants me to come over to his house. Not to be mean but I got scared and went swimming instead. And, I told him I might. I don't like being alone with any guy. My Special Olympics guy friends are different in a good way. I would rather meet a guy (if that's what God wants) by people I know already and not by myself. I would be more comfortable that way. I am just not comfortable with guys I don’t really know. So, today I found out I do not want to get married unless God has other plans for me.

I know what it’s like
To be
Of what you don’t want to do
Or of what you are not comfortable with
To go on with life
And be worried

I know what it’s like
To meet a guy
You have not seen
Since High School

You talk on the phone
You don’t like it
When he say’s he has kids
And he wants you to come over
To his house
You are not sure
And you get scared

He calls again and again
And you don’t answer
Because you are scared
Of being alone with him

We Are The World

We Owe the World

We owe the world
We owe the children
We owe the world to make a better life
For all the children

In this world we live in
Trying to save our own lives
Instead we should
Try to make a better world
For the children

We owe the children a future life
A world that’s clean
We owe them cars
That don’t run on gasoline

Quoting Martin L. King
“I have a dream that” Special Olympics
Will get the word out by
“Be a fan” campaign
Talking to all the schools,
With the kids, teachers,
And parents
Definitely the parents

We the athletes of Special Olympics
Need to go talk to the next generation of athletes
So we can keep Special Olympics going
On down the line
Cause if we don’t
We may lose our cause as being great
The way it is

Dad

Dad you mean the world to me
I know that you can’t see
But it’s there
And I don’t want to let it go

Dad I want to get closer to you
But I don’t know where to start
So help me please understand what you do

Dad I am getting better at life
Or, at least trying to
Even if you don’t see it

Dad, I am trying my best
To go through life without any stumbles or falls
But I am learning very slowly
I may take some time
So just give me time
And we will see

I don’t know where I’m going
Or what I’m doing
But I’m trying my best
I might need help along the way
But I am sure I will find where I’m going someday

Celine Dion - The Prayer

Heaven

When I Get To Heaven
I want to see my grandpa’s face
So, it can be like old times

When I Get To Heaven
I want to be a kid again

I want God to tell me
Why he makes people the way He does

When I Get To Heaven
I want there to be the thing I most desire

When I Get To Heaven
I want to meet everyone
Who had to do anything with me

Learn

(I made this for my sister for when she get's married.)

When we were little
We didn’t always get along
But I loved you anyway
And I always will
Even though I don’t say it
You became a Special Ed teacher because of me
I hope you teach your kids
The life skills they will need out of School
I know it’s hard at times
But you can do it
I believe in you
I know you want what everybody else has
And I do too
But it will all come upon you
In God’s time
But it will take me a long time
To get things together
And figure things out
I guess I don’t know where
To go with my life right now
But you do
And I’m proud of you for it
All of us kids will find someone someday
But it will take a long time yet
I believe we have to find ourselves first
Even if it takes us a lifetime
I know it will happen
For me writing is the only way
To express myself right now
That’s all I know


Your more then a “A Friend To Me” Garth Brooks: Sevens
You’re the best “Sister” Reba McEntire
You’re My Shining Star
“I Love You This Much” -- Jimmy Wayne--

Trying to Get Home

I’m on the road again,
Trying to get through the tough times in my life.
On the road to no-where.
Trying to get home.

I am in a hurry,
The road is wet,
So I go slow.
I’ve just came from the store,
Trying to get home.

I have a family waiting for me,
And I don’t want to crash.
Like I did before.
Trying to get home.

The drive is long.
It seems longer as I go.
I don’t want to stop,
For fear I won’t get home.

I dare don’t look over the edge,
For fear I might fall.
I don’t like it up here.
And just want to get home.

I wish I could get home,
By some sort of magic.
But it’s the real world,
And I know I can’t.

I know what I would do if I ever crashed.
Do you?
I just pray to God it never happens.
But if it did I would just pray,
I will be all right to live another day.

The New R-word is Respect

RESPECT

What does the word “RESPECT”
Mean to you?
To me, it mean’s
Don’t judge people
For what they are
But who they are inside
Because everyone deserves a chance
To be heard

But then there are those
That don’t RESPECT
Those with intellectual
By using the “R-WORD”.
I am not going to say it.
If you have watched “Tropic Thunder”
You will know what I mean

“Tropic Thunder” is out
And, “The Ringer” is in
Because Tropic Thunder
Makes fun of those with intellectual disabilities
No matter what Hollywood
Or, Ben Stiller says
They’re just in it for the money

Look at who the person is
Before you say anything
To that person
Because it just might be
Someone who will get you back
For what you say

“Sticks and stones
Won’t hurt my bones,
But words can be deadly”
If used wrong

World of Neglect

Different

You may not know it
But I am different
Different how you may ask
Because I don’t look it
And, some other people do

You see me every day
You may talk to me
But unless I told you
I have an intellectual disability
You will not know it

Some people You can tell right away
That they have an intellectual disability
They are just the same as you
Buy a little different

A lot of people
Still don’t want us in the world

Some still live in institutions across the world
Not given the chance to learn
They are misunderstood and mistreated
Just because they’re different

But given the chance
You will learn something uncommon
Then from most
That, you will just
Have to find it out for yourself
Ask yourself this one question
Why do people
Still use the word “retarded”?
That word to us is a hate word
Those who use it
Should use another word

People say the r-word does not hurt
Well think again
Did anyone ever say a word to you
You did not like
Now you know what it’s like
When those who say
The r-word

Who do you RESPECT?
The new r-word

Miley Cyrus - The Climb - Official Music Video (HQ)

This song by Miley Cyrus is a great song for Special Olympics athlete’s.

It takes most athlete’s years to get over that mountain.
Just to accomplish that one goal.
Then there are some that will never get to the goal the coach has set for them.
They just can’t be shown how to improve themselves.
But that does not matter to them. Those athlete’s just play sport’s for fun. They don’t care if they win or loose.
All athlete just want to have fun.

Some athlete’s or most will never get any better. But that does not matter to most.
All they care about is winning that 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place meddle.
Their’s some that cry when they don’t get one and get a ribbon.

Reba McEntire - Is There Life Out There

If you have ever heard the song “Is There Life Out There” by Reba McEntire (http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/reba-mcentire/is-there-life-out-there-16775.html) It is a song about a young woman who marries at twenty. And, she wonders if there’s life beyond her family and home. She wants something more in life besides her family. She search’s for a life she can be proud of, goes to college and graduates.

Do you ever feel lost?
That the world is going on without you?
That you are going on with your life.
But, you are not all there?

Are you searching for something?
But, don’t know what it is?
And you don’t know who to turn to.
Are you trying to find someone?
That you can easily talk to?

Like me, I just can’t tell someone my problems.
It’s got to come out when I’m not thinking about it.

Sometime I feel lost in this world
And I don’t know what to do
I know God will help me
Find my way back
To where I belong

It just might take a lifetime
I don’t like waiting
But, what can I do
Just wait and find out
Because who knows what will happen
A few years down the road

Saturday, July 4, 2009

What Does Independence Day Means To You?

Independence to me mean's celebrating the day we american's were set free from the bad.

Independence is about more then freedom. It's knowing you would not be where you are today without it.

Independence is about being set free to be who God made you to be.

Independence is having your own say in everything you do and hear.

Independence, can we say we all have it?

We all have it, but their are still those with some disability's that can't use it. Those that still live in institution's can think for them self's but aren't given the chance to.

Year's ago doctor's said for us to be put away, like we were some kind of disease. That's all they new how to do and did not know a lot about us. Doctor's learned a lot about us, but they still have a lot to learn. It's down right rued that they still have to use the r-word (retarded). I know it's still in the dictionary but come on; it's about time tray use something alas.

So, now can you say we all have independence; NO. If you don't have the answer. It's because those with intellectual disabilities are still like the 'black's' trying to get free.

Would I be writing this if I were dumb, stupid, or retarded? I think not! Unlike what 'Tropic Thunder' said; I might be much slower then you and can't spell to save my life, but I am just like you. In more way's then one.

How many people can give a speech without reading notes?
How many people can swim all four storks in swimming?
How many people can write poems?
How many people can write what they think?
How many people can be an athlete, volunteer, or coach?
How many people are born special just to let others learn from them?
How many people can do all these things?

Those with intellectual disabilities should have are own Independence Day.
That day will be when we can all live in the world and not have to live in institution's any more.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

HubPages

You can see more of my writings at http://hubpages.com/profile/jswim77. If you like to wirte than HubPages is for you. You can even get paied a little. But it's better then nothing, right?

About My Writing's and Poems



After 9/11 I wanted to do something. So, I looked at other things about 9/11 on the net. I came across some poems and wanted to write my own. That started me writing other poems. It is easer for me to type instead of free hand.


This is the first poem I did. It's called "I Pray".

I Pray ...

I pray for all the lost souls that died that day.

I pray that we will not forget that terrible day.

I pray for all the policemen that did not come home that day.

I pray for all their families that will have faith for the rest of their days.

I pray for all the firefighters that risked their lives so that others might live another day.

I pray for all the souls to go to heaven and look down upon us every day for the rest of our lives.

I pray that we will all learn to cherish life to the fullest every day for the rest of our lives.

I pray for all the singles in this world to someday find someone to cherish for the rest of their lives.

I pray for all the married people in this world to cherish the one single love in their lives.

I pray for all the separated people in this world to find out that they just need to love each other.

I pray for all the divorced people in this world to try to find out why it happened in the first place.

I pray that my Grandma who has Depression will live out the rest of her life happy as when Grandpa was alive.

- Amen -

By: Jennifer Hoover

Jennifer, is a Special Olympics athlete competing mostly in aquatics plus bowling and equestrian ~ sometimes golf. The above inspiration came to her after reading several other offerings on the Internet honoring 9-11-01. The words are ALL hers with editing help from family.

You can see this and more at http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~phoover2/tribute.htm