Saturday, October 2, 2010

lymphin' around

line by line, page by page, our story is written.

i have to say that tonight was one of the most beautiful chapters yet.

i don't feel like using capital letters right now. with a God as big and mighty as ours, i just feel itty bitty.

we are sitting here in our "walk with a lymph" t-shirts and pirate eye patches absolutely speechless. 72 people turned out tonight to cheer chris on as he crosses the kudzu finish line.
72 precious people sacrificed their time to spend a friday night in athens totin' around light up balloons.

72 people (and countless others) poured out their love and support, their hope and encouragement. 72 people (and countless others) reminded chris that he is not alone and that he can (and will) finish the good fight. and so tonight we raise 72 humble thank-yous. 72 grateful praises.

we are able to be strong because HE is strong, not because WE ourselves are strong. we are able to persevere because of people just like you. and we thank you from the very bottom of our itty bitty hearts.

"Be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you may go". Joshua 1:9


  1. Your post brought me to tears tonight...not only because your writing is remarkable, or because you are so strong or even what amazing friends and family you have surrounding you...mostly, because your strength and faith never cease to amaze me!! Chris is so lucky to have you by his side (and I know you feel lucky to have him by yours)...keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep keeping...CONGRATS to Chris, you and Cooper for finishing the horribly draining kudzu...sunny days are ahead!!

    SMILE and know you all done good!! XOXO