This year I set a goal of 36 things to do for my 36th year. Some are meaningful, some are mundane, some are silly. Follow along as I check things off my list.
19. Run for my Mom - This year I want to participate in a run in honor of my mom. I know participating in a run won't cure cancer, but it will feel like I'm doing something in the fight to end cancer.
"Relay for Life". It's a 24 hour walk that raises funds for Cancer Research and Patient Services. My family volunteered to take the "Stars Wars Lap" and walked for an hour and then passed the baton to other members of our team who took over. We dressed in costume and it was a great thing to involve the kids in.
Those are the words I needed to hear, and the words I miss most. I used to call my mom and say, "Oh, Mr. Boy is driving me bonkers right now, he won't listen to me." Or "Ugh! Who invented toddlers?" I called my mom for reassurance and encouragement and I miss that. This walk made me remember that there is a whole host of people that surround me and give me love and encouragement. I am not alone and I am doing okay, and this was a great way to be reminded of that.