I must admit......
I have a confession to make......I have become a [check the e-mail junkie] over the last week....checking to see if we got a letter from the National Down syndrome Society telling us if our photograph that we submitted, was chosen for the Times Square Video.
The addiction is so bad, that I have run to the computer four [make that five] times today.....click, click, click goes that mouse to 'receive mail' and then I eagerly await the inbox to fill up.....sadly it has not filled up the letter I have been wishing for, but with junk mail [why, oh, why do I get 8 e-mails a day selling me a 'real' Rolex watch or a way to increase my sexual power?].....and if anyone knows how to filter out said junk mail, that would be great.
So I confess....I am anxious. I know that over 2000 photographs were submitted,,,,and for me [this photography obsessed Momma] my focus has been on Emma Sage, but more importantly, on finding the best image I have captured to submit to this amazing video that radiates the spirit of my sweet little girl.
This is our fourth year of submitting.....we have been chosen once, and what a thrill it was. Watching my little girl in Times Square on the big screen was truly a magical day.....being surrounded by many of our family and friends made it even more of a special event. But the other year [last year we sadly missed the New York City Buddy Walk due to the death of my nephew, Griffin Patrick] but the years before that Emma Sage was not in the video were as special....because to me, every single picture brought such joy to my heart.
The biggest thing for me, if we are chosen, is the opportunity to alert all the local news media and get an article written on awareness.....that is the main reason I have submitted Emma Sage's photograph,,,,to have a lead-in to getting our local community papers to write a positive article on Down syndrome to raise community awareness.
So I confess........I am an e-mail checking junkie,,,,,,and if you happen to know if they already sent out the offical notice to those chosen, could you let me know, so I can finally kick this obsession I have suddenly developed! ;)
Family and friends walking through Central Park
Emma Sage fast asleep from our busy New York City Buddy Walk in 2004
Emma Sage perched up on her Uncle Mikey's shoulders, smack in the middle of Times Square wathcing the Buddy Walk video [and she was just so excited when she saw herself up on the big screen.]