Becky's trip to New York City is going to be quite an adventure! She is going with a small group of people with special needs. No mama, none of her daily caregivers, no boyfriend. She said she wanted to be on her own as much as possible...independent! Families who have a special needs person in their lives will understand why this makes me so very proud; and makes me tear up with gratitude every time we get a step closer to making it happen!
Last night, I went to Las Cruces to visit with Becky. We talked about the people who have been visiting this blog. I want to share Becky's reactions with the kind, generous people who have donated to help Becky in her efforts to go to New York City.
I read the blog entries to Becky and then got on Facebook to read to her some of the responses to the blog, the auction and phone calls I've received. She was soooooo excited! Now, if you know Becky, you know the volume and pitch of her squeals of excitement. If you are just getting to know Becky through this blog, let me try to describe it.
When Becky is happy, she lets loose with a high pitched squeal. It sort of sounds like a noon whistle at a factory...or some kind of exotic bird in the jungles of the Amazon.
It is the sound of pure, unadulterated, uninhibited joy.
We are always blessed and filled with our own joy when we hear it!
I let Becky know that because of the generosity of people who care about her, people who respect her character & determination, we have raised $900 of the $3000 she will need in order to achieve her dream trip. Again, she squealed! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!