Monday, September 24, 2012

Light the Night and Monday's Prayer

"Light the Night" for leukemia and lymphoma awareness and research
was held last Thursday night, September 20th in near-by Zanesville, Ohio.
It was held at Zane State.
I participated on the Cambridge, Ohio team
for the first time.

My son was chairman of the event
and a good friend, Amy Adams, was captain of the Cambridge team.
Amy is a 4-year survivor of lymphoma.

I participated in the memorial service where you go up to the mike
and say your loved one's name.
You get a flower and a gold balloon.
My mother Shirley Hilliard died of leukemia 13 years ago this past February.

All the balloons had lights in them. 
Red was for awareness;
gold was in memory;
and white signified a survivor.
Granddaughter Peyton was hoisted on her dad's shoulders to take this photo for me.

Psychedelic shot.

My son Doug addressed the crowd
as chairman of this chapter and event.

Here I am, tired but proud of my son and that I completed the walk.

Here I am with Amy Adams after our walk.

Grandchildren Dillon and Peyton watch their daddy speak.
All four Ohio grandchildren were there, even the 5-yr.-old Irish lass.

Monday's Prayer
Heavenly Father, I seek to be Your faithful servant.
When I am tired, give me strength.
When I become frustrated, give me patience.
When I lose sight of Your prupose for my life,
give me a passion for my daily responsibilities,
and when I have completed my work,
let all the honor and glory be Yours.
100 days of Grace for Women

"Be strong and courageous and do the work."
1 Chronicles 28:20

"For we are God's co-workers.
You are God's field, God's building.
Icorinthians 3:9

"God provides the ingredients for our daily bread
but expects us to the baking.  With our own hands!"
Barbara Johnson

Blessings to you as you begin your week!


  1. What a wonderful thing to take part in. You are rightfully proud of your son - looks like he did great!

  2. You raised a good one, my friend! I hope you guys made lots of money to use to fight that horrible disease.

  3. I am happy to see all this goodness.

  4. Proud of you for stepping up to a plate that takes a significant amount of energy. Your heart is obviously open and serving.


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