It’s been a long thirty days. Today is the last day of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I understood going into September that this national, annual campaign is an opportunity to capitalize on people’s attentiveness. To educate, to advocate, and to fundraise for research. This was true last September as well, and during the Septembers when… Continue Reading September
Michael and I couldn’t sleep last night. We both reverted to hourly wake-ups. The first pot of coffee was brewed this morning at 5am. We’ll get used to this, and it will eventually morph into some kind of healthy pattern, I’m sure. We vacillate between intense pain and a strange kind of numbness. Even though… Continue Reading A Day of Love, and an Announcement.
I woke up well rested and with a full heart after yesterday’s success, only to learn within moments of the tragedy that struck my childhood town last night. My first reaction was intense anger. I had been so proud of the 33 units of blood we collected yesterday to help cancer families–and this morning, every ounce… Continue Reading Day 528
My cheeks hurt from smiling. My heart is so full. The 2nd Annual Sarasota Alex’s Lemonade Stand was a huge success. I was out of the house this morning before anyone else woke up. Car loaded, fully caffeinated, ready to make a difference in another family’s life the way our village made a difference for us… Continue Reading Day 527
Tomorrow is the lemonade stand, and I feel eerily prepared (I wonder what we are forgetting?). I just have a great feeling that we will make a big difference tomorrow. It has been a joy to plan this event with my friend Jade, who worked so hard to put it together for us last year.… Continue Reading Day 526
Today was a Lemonade Stand whirlwind. There are silent auction items covering my dining room table and handmade posters on the floor. My ears are ringing from being on the phone so much. I have lists upon lists piling up everywhere. And I have on the horizon the satisfaction of paying it forward; of handing to Miaya’s… Continue Reading Day 525