I must be honest, it is quite a treat to have a few more bloggers throwing their comments my way. I do appreciate you stopping in. I know there are some that just stop in to read and others who take a few minnutes to comment and I appreciate both — that is what makes it fun to have a blog — regardless of of why you stopped in thank you for the interaction!
It is Sunday and the organization is celebrating our win over Buffalo this afternoon. We do not travel with the team, so today we were busy doing a little work of our own. I had a charity with Serita Archuleta this afternoon, a fellow cheerleader, off of Wadsworth at Clement park — The Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association. What an amazing way to spend my Sunday morning. Teams of friends, families and co-workers gathered to walk for those, close or distant, impacted by Down Syndrome. Events like this are incredibly rewarding because of the experience they leave you with–we welcomed and cheered for the teams as they passed the finish line, commending families on their accomplishment. We also signed posters for the second half. However, the afternoon had nothing to do with the tangible things we completed, like I said, the afternoon was that of an experience.
Mothers, daughters, fathers, uncles and friends walked to recognize someone specific. Some shirts had team names of who they walked for and others attended or volunteered because they believed in the cause. When people ask me what my favorite part is of being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader the first thing that comes into my mind and heart is the people that I meet and the events we are welcomed into. People all around the Denver community welcome us into their personal arena’s weekly and their lives are beautiful! I was just glad to be a part of the day.
I met my favorite great-great-grandmother today named Doris — she finished the race with her family by her side — she was 100 years young and truly the most beautiful woman. The theme of every person that I met today was complete joy — I could see Doris walking towards the finish line from a ways back, she just kept on walking and talking — the part about her that I loved though?? Her smile. She smiled the entire way. We got to take a picture with her and talk only for a moment, but it was really very special to me. In that brief moment I met a woman that represented so many of the attributes that I find grace and joy in–her heart, mind, family, knowledge, persistence, and determination. I met so many awesome and inspirational young kids today who brought light to our conversations simply by their smiles.
I got home just in time to catch the end of the fourth and the most significant 14 seconds of the game between Cutler, Walker and Elam to top it off with a win! I get the tipping suspicion that this season won’t just come and go without a few more suspenseful quarters to make a little history. Hey this is Broncos Country right?! Anything and everything can happen. The story continues next week with our first regular season home game against the Raiders!
Until then have a wonderful week!