Everybody’s Rodeo Cup of Tea

This is rodeo night for Circle of Friends, a time when everyone does everything with the help of Stripes the Clown, Miss Moo and Howdy. Everyone will wear a bandana, and many students will come in chaps and cowboy hats. I’m going to take a wranglers rope looped over the handles of my wheelchair. Can’t wear a cowboy hat since my headrest knocks it off, but I do have boots and jeans. There will be bean bag toss, face painting, cookie decorating, dancing, a petting table for the rabbits, and did I say dancing the Macarena? At the end we come up with the world’s largest prayer circle of about 90 plus with pure, heartfelt requests and celebrations. One big prayer I expect is a thankfulness for the good health report of our director of caring who is very special to everyone plus a blessing on her future with slower doses of chemotherapy. ¬†Our student’s prayers have the thirty-nine leaders and the additional rodeo volunteers going home with similes on their faces. Our students “get it.”

About Naomi

I am a writer and Christian educator who works in several genres with a specialty in materials for persons with disabilities. The Long Road Home Romance Collection includes one of my books (11/14), and I just finished the first draft of a Quick Look handbook to help persons who teach an inclusive classroom. I love playing and listening to classical music, fishing, doing family things, and, in spite of my non-interest in identifying birds, have come to name them because of my bird watching husband, Bob. My children and grandchildren, because of their expertise in different fields, have broadened my lens for looking at the world.

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