In recent months I have had time to reflect on the importance of family. Family can be many things to different people. For some of us our family is the bloodline into which we are born; for some it is our blended families which come into our lives through marriage; for some it is our colleagues whom we see daily, often times more than we see our immediate family members. I have also been reminded recently by a Special Olympics Louisiana athlete, who has no immediate family, that he views the volunteers, coaches and staff of SOLA to be his family. It is great to be a part of an organization which connects so strongly with the individuals we serve. What does your family mean to you?
Pat Carpenter Bourgeois