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35 Y/O wife to Tim and mom to Emma,Noah,Caleb, Stella and 2 babies in Heaven.Trying to walk in the path of the Lord and carrying my family with me. I love our 1902 home we purchased more 10 years ago. It is constantly evolving and goes through whatever changes my little heart desires. I love vintage treasures and I'm always on the hunt for them! My hope is that this blog will be a constant scrapbook for my family and home,a place to make new friends and just somewhere to lay out my thoughts,even if they aren't beautiful or inspiring. XoXo-Nikki

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A most amazing weekend

Em and Jul's relaying for Katherine.

on what was a most horrible anniversary. Saturday was one month since I had lost little love. But I didn't have much time dance in my pity party. Saturday was Relay for Life.

Relay for Life was one of the most amazing things I have ever been a part of. I can't gush about it enough! Raising money for a cure to cancer is so important to me and my family. Tim and I have both lost our maternal grandmothers to it.(Watching your mommy lose their mommy is without a doubt once of life's worst moments.Puts things in a perspective you don't want to think about.)We've also lost our cousin Scott and my best friend's mom. Emma relayed in honor of her friend Katherine who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in the beginning of this year.

My friend Jill put our team together only 2 weeks before. We managed to raise nearly $2,000 and place 2nd out of 40 teams!! We had a lot of team spirit so I think that helped. I'm already so,so excited about next year.

I had my daughter and my best friend there with me. Next year I already have so many people that want to join us. I can only imagine the impact that will come out of a years planning.

Not only was the event fun, it was moving. The Luminaria ceremony was so emotional.There is nothing like it.

It's not too late to donate to RFL. If you are interested you can do so HERE

God made sure I did not forget my baby. 'Praise You in this Storm' really got me through some tough moments last month. It was sung at the church service the next morning before closing ceremonies. I won't lie. I lost it.

Despite a very cold night I was not prepared for and a toothache of epic proportions I can honestly rank this as one of life's best experiences ever.


Dr. Crapp said...

how very cool! Congratulations on Relay! And congrats on LIAM!

Nikki said...

Thanks Carri!!I know I totally forgot to post about little Liam. What a horrible Aunt I am!

Fredmyn said...

"I won't lie. I lost it."

I've been there before! We have to remember to praise Him through the good times and the bad. Hang in there!