CS Lewis once said that "grief is like the sky, it covers everything." In recent weeks, our family has found that this is so very true. It seems that there is no right or wrong way to travel this path of grief. I have created this blog in hopes that some day we will be able to look back on our journey and see written proof that our great God never leaves us. God is good all the time.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Dear Friends and Family,
It is, once again, time for
the St Jude Run.Last year Karol and
Jamee joined a team of runners in the first Tremont to Peoria run.This year Jade will be joining our team.The three of us are teaming together to raise
funds for St Jude.100% of every dollar
raised will go toward the research and treatment of childhood cancer, and for
the care of children who fight this deadly disease.
Childhood cancer first left
an impact on Jamee’s life when, in kindergarten, her little friend, Nicholaus, lost
his battle. Since then there have been
several children in our community who have fought against cancer.Lexi, lost her battle several years ago.Brock
a student in the class ahead of Jade, has also battled and survived this mighty
disease.Most recently, Jada, the
daughter of our church youth pastor was diagnosed of Clear Cell Sarcoma of the
Kidne.As the three of us run, we will
do so with these three in mind, remembering their fight, their courage and
their valiant spirits. Running from Tremont to Peoria is no small task but it
is nothing compared to the fight that so many children have against
The death of our beautiful daughter and
sister, Jalayne, nearly three years ago, has made us painfully aware of the
unspeakable sorrow of saying goodbye to a child far too soon.We cannot prevent all childhood accidents and
death but we are determined to do our part in joining in the fight against
The three of us are looking
forward to joining the many other St Jude runners in the race against cancer on
Saturday, July 21st.We will begin
running in Tremont and will run the back roads to downtown Peoria.We will run in memory of Nicholaus and Lexi
and in honor of Brock and Jada, knowing in our hearts that our sweet Jalayne
will be cheering us on from heaven.
We understand that not
everyone can donate monetarily. Still, we ask that you remember us and all of
the runners on this day. Most importantly, remember and pray for the little
warriors, those who have lost, won, or are still fighting against childhood
cancer.It is for them that we run.