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The Relay and Spark

Friday, April 27, 2012

Today started our local Relay For Life. Bob and I were to attend this evening so I could be in the Survivors Lap and dinner. It wasn't to be. I am still so sore from Wed's fall and lack of sleep. I am still queesy and it isn't a lot of fun. I feel cheated in a way. Last year I couldn't make it because of being in tratment for the second time and now this year too. I have gone through so much and will continue to for my lifetime and I really deserved to be able to be acknowleged for this. After all, everything I have been through will add to research to help others in the future. I honor those who came before who helped my diagnosis to not be immediate death sentences as they were not that long ago. Those couragous people did what they could for research that in turned helped me. I am so proud of them for being so selfless. I want my life to be a tribute to their sacrafices.

This is short, for sure. But with it on my mind and in my thoughts, I wanted to get it expressed. It is rather like SP. I keep thinking had all this info been available when I was young and females were getting daily exercising and encouraged to do so, how much easier things might have been. I love that I have taken control of healthy living for myself. And I applaud those who worked so diligently to get these things into schools, the military, etc. And how couragous of Chris to get the information to all Sparkers and to see it remained free for our use as much and as often as we need.

So this has been my Friday and my thoughts all day long. I feel so fortunate to have a place to share with all of you. Thanks again, Chris!

I may not be able to dance as I used to for real, but no one can "cut a rug" as I do in my thoughts and dreams!! Right now I'm doing a fine Irish jig!!

Blessings my friends. Enjoy your weekend.

Love and peace to you all!

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    sorry you didn't make it to relay. ours was this past friday/saturday. i didn't get to go either.
    you'll go next year for sure.
    hope you feel better.
    2141 days ago
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    2148 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon. You have had some busy days and need a chance to relax and regroup.
    2149 days ago
    emoticon I hope you can make it for the Survivor Lap and dinner.

    Our relay is in the fall; last year they had a pig roast dinner for us.
    2150 days ago
    You are an inspiration,a survivor,and a winner to me! emoticon
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    2150 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your fall. Thank God, nothing was broken. I do not look for human confirmation anymore, but just my family's and our heavenly Father's. I have always been a people pleaser, but as I age and my activities are more limited, I use my energies more wisely. Know you are appreciated more that than we say. Have a great weekend and feel better soon. emoticon
    2150 days ago
    While circumstances prevent you being at the Relay for Life events, you are still inspiring so many people Ev, and your life and what you share with others has so much meaning. Look after yourself and I hope you recover from the after effects of Wednesday soon!

    Hugs, Nattacia

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    2150 days ago
    Positive energy and warm hugs to you. In my mind I see you dance that survivors' lap, and are the most beautiful person at the dinner. We all have our challenges, and many of us wilt under the weight, but you are an inspiration to us to keep our chins up, keep smiling, and keep dancing! After all, when reality doesn't provide us with all we want, that's precisely when our dreams step up and we can be whatever and whoever we dare to dream to be.

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    2150 days ago
    Ev with every blog and every kindness you do you give back.In my opinion my world would have been a lesser place had I not met you and I only met you after your bout with cancer .You are amazing and your courage and determination gives new hope to us all whether you were at a Survivors Lap or not you are a true survivor and you give so much to us all just by your presence .I admire you and I am so glad you are here ,recuperate from your fall and know your friends think you are selfless and your thoughtfulness is a tribute to all those who gave to the research so you could go on .For they blessed us with the special gift of Ev. I for one thank them.
    2150 days ago
    You're a trooper . . . and nothing will change who you are. Praise be to God that you have been instrumental in providing the research folks with valuable information to possibly save countless lives.

    Part of me wishes you could have come up with a solution that would benefit your personal desire a little more. Had you been well enough, perhaps even a wheel chair or scooter lap might be appropriate, or able to be in the sidelines while announcements were made.

    You're incredible, Ev, with or without this particular walk. If only we could let go of the "feelings" and work off the facts.
    2150 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/28/2012 12:59:15 AM
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