Monday, May 4, 2009

Turning up the Volume on Ovarian Cancer

(Photo: Anja {ace photographer} and Yours Truly @ Zeal for Teal - May 2/09. Check out Anja's fancy- schmancy nails!)

I think it is safe to say that our Zeal for Teal fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Canada, was a rousing success. We had an amazing, relaxing time and being in the company of so many sisters was wonderful and heart-warming for me, to say the least. We've had a some feedback already and I am very pleased to announce that it looks like we might have to do this again next year but in a bigger venue! We hardly advertised this time around for we were a little timid about getting too many and having to turn bodies away. Yikes! But most people we spoke to said they will spread the word and that they will tell others what a wonderful day it was.

Amanda, my darling daughter was the driving force behind this great day of scrapbooking and card-making. Her enthusiasm was contagious and I am going to have to give her an A+ for creativity. My little girl did her momma' proud as she conducted the day in such an organized manner. She put her scatter chemo-brained mother to shame! :)

I am thinking that God was smiling down on us on Saturday as we celebrated with lots of laughter, a few tears, a spirit of fellowship and a roomful of beautiful women. Just the night before I had received an uplifting e-mail from my heart sister, Frannie, in Florida. She was wishing us well for the day. Some of her tender and thoughtful words still resonate in my soul:

"Tomorrow is a special day....a day of personal rejoicing at the goodness of God in your life...tomorrow will be one year, one week and one day of moving forward, up and out and beyond the hopelessness of your initial diagnosis. He was there for you, every step of the way, holding you up and helping you walk through. There is a song..."Where would I be, You only know" -that is so true. And my dear friend, He knew EXACTLY where you were, what you needed at every can we ever thank Him enough for His loving care. We serve a good, good God!"

How blessed am I to be surrounded and encouraged by so many?

On behalf of our Sunflower Seeds Team {Darlene, Janice, Amanda (Jr) Amanda and me}...thanks to everyone who joined with us Saturday, whether in heart, body, prayer, thoughts...your support helps make this world a better place. We love you. x


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Tracey said...

Sounds like you had a fun time.. x

for such a good cause too.Go girl xx

WhiteStone said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I linked back to you and read through much of your last year. An encouragement to me! Thanks.