"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.
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.
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.
"God provides the ingredients for our daily bread
but expects us to the baking. With our own hands!"
Blessings to you as you begin your week!
What a wonderful thing to take part in. You are rightfully proud of your son - looks like he did great!ReplyDelete
You raised a good one, my friend! I hope you guys made lots of money to use to fight that horrible disease.ReplyDelete
I am happy to see all this goodness.ReplyDelete
Proud of you for stepping up to a plate that takes a significant amount of energy. Your heart is obviously open and serving.ReplyDelete