Thursday, January 31, 2008

This made me cry happy tears.

Our youngest Alison is at Whistler (Canada) all the way from Melbourne. I know that most of you won't get to the end of this as all she does is slowly snowbaord, but what is so wonderful is that this brave kid spent most of her 20's chroniclly ill and much of the time only able to do what she had to do, in between needing to sleep many times a day.

Now look at her. Don would be smiling so broadly to see this. Its so wonderful to see Alison able to do this... Don wrote not too long before he died about Alison, all he wanted for her, was for her to be well again. Thats all. She still has a way to go but the path is clearer and we know what was wrong...she is responding...


I admit I had a good cry when I saw this... she looks like a big kid... and no doubt her mind would have been ticking over 100 mph. She hadn't seen snow till a few years ago...like many Aussies... and has her own delightful style (hahah)

Its these things which make me smile... a triumph. And as said her lovely dad would be beaming to see this... and thats another thing which makes me smile, because I know he knows...

8 comments:

Cazzie!!! said...

How wonderful and awesome!

Middle Child said...

Cazzie... its just so beautiful to see this... and although all you see is the helmet and coat I see the face in my mind's eye and she is grinning from ear to ear.

Sling said...

*Holds up placard*
10!..I notice she began to out distance the photographer there at the end..SWEET!

Bwca said...

I think unseen forces might be propelling her to achieve.
Go Ally!

Citymouse said...

:) it made me smile too

Middle Child said...

Sling - I think so

Bwca - Its strange how her recovery seemed to speed up

City Mouse - there are good things to smile about

more cowbell said...

That's beautiful - I can't imagine how that must make you feel, as a mom. Snowboarding isn't as easy as it looks, either. I went skiing for the first time in my 30s, did pretty well! The next year I tried snowboarding. I was black and blue and sore all over the next day. Good for your daughter, that's terrific.

Middle Child said...

More Cowbell - ahem, read my post called "Home happy..." she's a bit sorer than when I wrote this