How is it possible that today is only Saturday? Last night was the beginning of the Stanwood-Camano Island American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and for many of us that means that our calves are sore from walking, our eyes are tired from staying up all night and our feeling of HOPE is at it's peak. Just as we have done for the last 3 years, our friends and family met at the Stanwood High School track for an over-night camping experience that included walking laps, sharing stories and showering my parents with love and support. We want to thank those of you that turned out to walk with us and show your support. At the Closing Ceremony this morning it was announced that our event raised roughly $190,000 and there was still more money being counted!
As if Relay for Life weekend would not keep us busy enough, today is also Dor's 51st birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! For most of us celebrating our birthday on a Saturday would mean a big party or a plan to celebrate in a big way, but not Mom. She is sound asleep in bed right now recovering from last night. We are planning to celebrate her birthday tomorrow at Pam's house by the lake. We should all be recovered by then.
I have included a few pictures from the relay and added one of mom opening a birthday present (family photo of the 5 of us).
Hopeful and happy,