Editor's Note: This story was submitted by Shelly, who is a resident of Imagine!'s Charles Family SmartHome in Longmont, Colorado.
.. the day started early, I got up, got dressed, ate my breakfast and sipped my coffee in a hurry. I was ecstatic about the adventure that awaited me a few hours from now. After Pramila and Kristin loaded me in the van, along with Sarah and Wesley, we set out on the road towards our destination.
Just the word “SKIING” makes me jump with excitement. Yes, we were off to go down the snowy hills of The Winter Park, go skiing. Priyanka and I had gone a few days back to go get my ski pants, down jacket, gloves and a warm hat. I have been looking forward to this trip for what seemed like forever.
We reached there and parked in an empty parking lot. No one there ?? I saw Kristin call someone and then we were driving again, wrong parking lot, I smiled. When we finally reached the correct parking lot there were 15 volunteers there to welcome us. They were all smiles and so was I. They started fitting me into the ski gear, it was very exciting to experience the warmth of everyone's care and how comfortable they made me feel throughout the fitting process. We then had lunch and after lunch we got back into our ski gear and there we were --- READY, SET, Wheeee!!! Down the hill we went, my heartbeat was racing, the thrill and excitement was amazing!! We then went down a second time and I raced my roommate Sarah. I WON!! I can't say How thankful I am for this incredible experience and hope to do it again!!