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Not On My Watch!!!!

Monday, May 06, 2013

This was the weekend of the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, the plan was to have about 30 or so sparkers from all over the country attending the event. Many of us have known each other for a few years from JASR events in Pittsburgh, we looked forward to seeing each other again and getting to know some of the new sparkers that would make the journey to Cincy.

We always have a great time when we are together but this weekend marred when we learned Saturday afternoon that Trish’s husband passed away after a battle with cancer. As we gathered in the lobby of the hotel that evening there were many tears of joy to see each other again and tears of sadness for our friend. Trish’s husband Don was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has been in our prayers the past two years while he battled cancer, he lost his fight on Saturday leaving behind Trish and their two young children. Trish is strong but a few prayers for the family would not hurt.

Anyhow, Sunday morning our crew gathered in the hotel lobby to say a prayer for the family then made their way down to the starting line of the marathon and half marathon just as the race started this was the view in the sky.

Some thought that the rainbow was Trish but I believe that the rainbow represented Don, it was his way of looking down over all these wonderful people that have been praying for him and his family, it was his way to say thank you and to protect us from the likes of the event that took place in Boston. Don, one last time he stood tall as a RMCP and said “not on my watch” shall harm come to these wonderful people.

We love you Trish and we are all here for you!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RACING4ME 6/12/2013 2:33AM

    Man Bobby, everytime I read this I am in tears!!

Love you!

PS, I can't do the destination stuff anymore, but will try to hang with you via facebook for all events.

Comment edited on: 6/12/2013 2:36:03 AM

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GAYEMC 5/29/2013 4:59PM

    Well said Bobby! What a great tribute to Don. I just heard about his passing last weekend, so sad for Trish and the kidletts.

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PHDMAMA06 5/12/2013 8:58PM

    Beautiful! That rainbow was a sign from God, undoubtedly. One of the most emotional, beautiful moments I've experienced in a very, very long time!


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MIAMIA7 5/12/2013 6:01PM

    Tears! That rainbow had all of us in our "pigpen" just stunned! It somehow made me feel very calm. Not sure why but I too felt Gods presence. Great blog honey!

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    Oh-Bobby~~~ tears.... wish I could have been there but I was with ya'll and Trish in spirit...

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DEEJ4FITNESS 5/8/2013 12:12PM

    Nothing here but tears emoticon ... that's absolutely beautiful!!

Love you, Bobby!! THANK YOU! ...and THANK YOU Don!!

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CARILOUIE 5/8/2013 11:06AM

    Bobby this is so beautiful. It was wonderful to see you as always!

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SHIRAZSOLLY 5/7/2013 7:12PM

    I don't see a single flying "pig" there... some flying Sparkers... who are proud to no longer be pigs, who look mighty fine.
And apparently some very big-hearted people, too. What a wonderful blog.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/7/2013 9:32AM

    Lovely blog! emoticon

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DDHEART 5/7/2013 9:22AM

    Lovely thoughts Bobby. Sad news but a great way to turn something sad into a more positive message.

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CMERUN29 5/7/2013 9:17AM

    Very well said, Bobby. Thank you.

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JEM0622 5/6/2013 10:37PM

    Wonderful. Thanks Bobby! emoticon

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ACTIVE_AT_60 5/6/2013 8:17PM

    How awesome is that!

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LYNNANN43 5/6/2013 2:53PM

    I may have missed that start line rainbow (while waiting at Leg 2), but Don, Trish and her family were never far from my thoughts...

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BOBBYD31 5/6/2013 12:40PM

    yes bill, fun and easy

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BILLALEX70 5/6/2013 10:16AM

    Glad we had Roo duty together!

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CASSIOEPIA 5/6/2013 8:36AM

    What a sweet tribute.

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DREBENEZER 5/6/2013 8:19AM

    Great thoughts, Bob!

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HAPPYMENOW58 5/6/2013 3:34AM

    Thank you...Very nice pictures...Loved the rainbow.

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ZRIE014 5/6/2013 1:17AM

  sound like good time

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RACING4ME 5/6/2013 1:08AM

    OHMYGOSH Bobby, thank you sooooooo much!!! Love you guys!!!!

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