Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Tears

I was familiar with Karen Gaffney before, but today I was compelled to see her story again. It was just one of those days that I wanted to feel some hope. Rather, I should say that I NEEDED to feel some hope. Quinn was giggling to herself today and I so loved seeing her do this - it melted my heart. I was just thinking about how beautiful she is, and then it got me thinking about her future (drat I hate those fears that come in at the most inappropriate moment). I just was drawn to Karen's story. I needed to see the positive today. Karen gave me that.

I unfortunately missed seeing Karen in person recently; she came to our area for a number of presentations. I hope one day I do have the honor of meeting her. I cried such happy tears watching these clips. Hopefully someday Quinn will bring other parents a similar hope that I feel from Karen's story. God bless you, Karen. You don't have any idea how much you helped me today.


  1. Karen was our spokesperson for our Buddy Walk last year. She is just as much of a joy in person. Hope you get to meet her too.

  2. I don't think I had ever heard of Karen before. I just went to her foundations website and it blew me away!!! What a wonderful role model for our little well as for us parents that worry about the "how far can my child go". Thanks for sharing!