Rachel prays on the way to school every morning. We started this when she was in preschool. It was a 20 minute drive and she prayed for every single child in her class and all her teachers. We also used it as a teaching method. She learned her classmates names by praying for them.
I’m headed to the state capitol this afternoon for a committee meeting regarding the Freedom from Unsafe Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Bill (HB 2534) that is before the Kansas Legislature. As a reminder, I went over the after school plans for who would be picking up and how she would get to dance. Tomorrow, I leave for DSAIA (Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action.) I was at the very first “AIA” ten years ago and presented and sat on panels those first few years. I’ve not been in a few years and I’m thrilled to be back. I told her that I would see Joe Meares. He is her former fiancé, but that is another story for another time. Rachel and Joe are buddies.
After her thank you for “my school and teachers and help me to do my best on my science test,” her prayer went something like this:
“Thank you that my mom is going to see Joe Meares. They will have so much fun talking. I know that he will miss me though. I love Joe but he and my mom will have fun. Help my mom to have fun in Topeka today. I hope she sees Erin Davis. Thank you that my mom gets to work for NDSS now. I love Sara Weir and they will have so much fun in Charlotte.I will miss my mom but she will have fun and she will miss me. I know she is doing her best at her job. Thank you for her job and that she is helping me to get a pink house.”