Wednesday, March 05, 2014


It's time again for Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."  This week we are studying the letter "P" as in PARALYMPICS.

I spent a lot of time in front of the TV last month watching the Sochi Olympics.  NBC and NBCSN had hours and hours of Olympic coverage.  During that coverage I learned that they would also be broadcasting the PARALYMPICS from Sochi in March.  It's only 50 hours of coverage, but more than they've ever broadcast before.  You can read all about the athletes and events at the Team USA PARALMPICS website.

I'm looking forward to the coverage.  Unfortunately, most events seem to be broadcast live in the middle of the night and not rebroadcast later during prime time like the regular Olympics.  So, I'll have to make sure I record the events I want to see.  However, the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live at 11:00 AM on Friday morning.  You can find the complete schedule at the Team USA site by clicking here and then clicking on the Media guide link on the left hand side.  It will bring up a schedule to download.

I heard someone say on television that these athletes train just as hard (if not harder) as the regular Olympic Athletes.  I'm looking forward to the Sled Hockey.  I've never seen it before and I think it's going to be pretty exciting to watch.  Will you join me in Sochi from March 7th through the 16th?  I think it's going to be very inspiring and lots of fun.  I'm glad that these athletes are finally getting some television exposure.

"P" is also for PRAYERS for Jenny Matlock.  I hope and PRAY her doctors are able to get some answers and find a suitable treatment so she'll be back with us soon.  In case you missed her post you can read it here.  If you would like to send her a card I have her snail mail address. Just let me know if you need it.

Jenny is a very special person.  She's been so supportive to us as my son has battled cancer.  When he had his first stem cell transplant she wrote about it on her blog and people from all over the country sent him cards.  She remembers both of us on every holiday.  I'm sure other people have similar Jenny stories.  That's just the kind of person she is.  Now Jenny needs our support and PRAYERS.

Please head over to Jenny's blog so you can see the list of other Alphabe-Thursday participants and join in the Alphabe-Thursday fun.


  1. Did you hear that Derek Hough is dancing with one gal who competed in those - missing both legs. I know they sure must work hard!!!

  2. All the Olympic athletes work hard at their training, but my guess is the Paralymics have to work twice as hard. (life & sport)

    Jenny is one special lady, that's for sure!

  3. I am looking forward to them. I just hope things settle down in Russia.

  4. Great post for O ~ quite event ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol

  5. I echo your prayers for Jenny.

  6. I'm glad you posted the links -- I'll definitely have a look!
    Ditto about Jenny -- I think it's so great of her to want to keep up with Alphabe-Thursday. She strikes me as a strong woman with great faith.

  7. Great P post - great event too!

  8. My youngest son works with a fellow who participated in the summer Olympics. He's a weightlifter who had polio and has a withered leg.

  9. I never watch Olympic games but I admire these people ! What a strength of character they have !

  10. Prayers for everyone! <3

  11. I'm going to try and watch some of it...

    Sending all the good mojo I have to Jenny. She's such a good person.

  12. I like your thoughts here. Jenny is wonderful. She is always so gracious to all of us. As for prayer please keep Kat in them. She lost her four month old baby last night to SIDS and Jennifer who had a failed cornea transplant is waiting for another. Life is cruel, Pray hard. Love and Hugs, Anne

  13. Can you send Jenny's address to me, Betty? I'd love to send her a card. Thanks!


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