Friends

I have been feeling extremely blessed to have a great group of friends.  More than friends even, they are like extended family.    I have people I can count on, more so than most of my family even.  God has placed my son and I in a church where we have found the most wonderful group of people who love us and take care of us.  I just wanted to take a moment to express how grateful I am to have such a wonderful group of people in  my life.

Relay for Life 2010

Last night 35 registered teams 638 pre-registered participants (along with other friends, families and supporters) gathered together at Tate High School to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.     The event ended very early due to bad weather but, we Celebrated our Survivors with a Survivor lap.   Cheering on the Survivors as they take the first lap around the track is an awesome experience.   It’s a little bittersweet as you think of all they have endured and those you wish could be walking that lap too come to mind, but seeing the victory is truly sweet.    We did have time to Remember the luminaria may have not been lit but we saw the names of those being Remembered, we shared the stories of those dear people we had lost.  And boy oh boy did we fight back.   Funds were raised.  We fought the elements.   Our clothes and stuff may have been dampened but our spirit and determination were not.    We will continue to raise funds and look forward to Relaying next year.  Relay for Life is an overnight event because Cancer never sleeps.   Cancer also doesn’t stop for rain and neither will our efforts.   We already have a plan to begin fundraising for Relay 2011 using the leftover food and goodies from last night.   To all my St. Luke Relay Family,  I love you all, God has blessed us more than I can tell you and each of you is very special to me and Wesley.

FRIENDS

What would we do without them?  When we’re down they are there to pick us up literally sometimes.  I went with friends to see Lynyrd Skynyrd Friday night.  What a treat that was.  I spent Saturday morning writing with new friends I met through NaNoWrimo.   I get to work with people I like and consider friends.   Then the internet has made the world such a smaller place and has allowed me to reconnect with many of my friends from back as far as elementary school.  Friends are truly blessings in so many ways.  I am thankful for my friends.

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