Sunday, December 16, 2007

Help make a wish come true...

Busy weekend. But aren't' they all? I had a wonderful morning on Saturday fundraising and playing with Janeen, then last night we went to Rick's cousin Gary and his wife Julie's house for a holiday celebration. Besides the amazing food and conversation, we laughed liked little kids the majority of the night. We borrowed my parents van and rode with Mel, Jessie, Eric, Joe, Tom and his girlfriend. My stomach is still hurting from all the laughter.

I was given some advice the other day from a friend who said now that I've mastered the art of giving, I should start working on the receiving part. Isn't it funny how most of us are like this? We love to give, but when someone wants to give us something, we don't know how to accept it. I hope you all know that the love, gifts, advice and friendship I've received from you will be forever embedded in my heart.

A dear friend Garry Carlson, who lost his beautiful son Davis to cancer on Christmas day 2 years ago, has a wish. This summer he traveled for 23 days on a bicycle from Davis Slough on Camano Island to Davis, South Dakota in honor of his son. He made us all very proud to be his friend. Now, I want to pay a little something forward. Attached is a memo how we can help him...let's work together to make this dream come true. You know how I feel about dreams...

Golf Digest is offering a chance for 1 player to play in the US Open

Gary would really like an opportunity to do this and help out our
community with the publicity this might generate. If you would like to help
him out with your nomination, here is the link.

He wrote that he might shoot 98, and that he is currently trying to raise
money for our community to build a community center.
If you feel you could help, please submit my Garry Carlson's name and let's hope for the
"Strength in Numbers".

The Schmitt's are getting ready for a holiday of a lifetime. We'll be bringing the laptop and our digital cameras so we can share our moments with you. It will take me days to get ready so I'd better sign off and get started packing. We've got our house sitters arranged, our passports in order, and our itineraries all scheduled.

Rick and I are feeling great. He'll be done taking his chemo pills tomorrow for a couple of weeks. We're just hoping for a healthy, happy, holiday....

Dreaming Big,


Anonymous said...

I clicked on the link but I get an error message.

CFCina said...

Can't wait to read all about your holiday adventure! Safe travels and have a wonderful Christmas & New Years!

~ Kathy C.
A friend in Hillsboro, OR

PS -- Happy Blog entry #501 (since I missed commenting on entry #500 the day you posted it)!