On Friday night we attended the American Cancer Society's "Walk for Life" at Greenhill park. I can't possibly tell you what the evening meant to me. BJ has just finished her last treatment of chemotherapy. Elizabeth and I were talking about how oblivious we were this time last year to all she would be going through. I don't think anyone was suprised though by BJ's strength and good attitude through all that she has been through. She is an amazing person. It was so incredibly exciting to see BJ walk the "Survivor Lap." I really think the kids understood too... they cheered as loud as they could :)
At the same time we also celebrated and remembered my wonderful dad, "Grampie" on Friday night. It was one of the sweetest experiences of my life to see the kids excitement about showing off his name too on their shirts, even though they never met him. It really struck me the way they have completely embraced him as a grandparent and are so proud of him. They ask me alot of questions and soak everything in. They think it's really neat that their Grampie lives with Jesus, and love to ask me if he can see them :)
Now enough of the sentimental stuff... move over fellas Walk for Life had bouncy castles!!!!
Sam tried to be patient... ....
Look at the little Peanut waiting in line for the big obstacle course :)
We have SO MUCH to celebrate and to be thankful for.
I hope you'll forgive the sentiment of this post, but it's really amazing to look back at what the evening was a reminder of.
Believe it or not I double-blogged... be sure to check below. :)