We have many things to update this week... So sorry that it took awhile!
First off, from what I hear, things at the concert went very well! Those of you who attended may be aware that we had to take A.J. to the doctor at the last minute. I know everyone was terribly worried about him and I am truly sorry. He is back to himself now. We just cannot be too careful.
However, everyone I spoke to seemed very moved and just positive about the whole concert experience. Of the many highlights of the evening, the one I most wish I hadn’t missed was my grandmother picking “Wildwood Flower”—Joshua’s favorite! The silent auction also went very well. We couldn’t be more thrilled that we hosted events for two consecutive weekends, had a blast doing it, and simultaneously raised over $13,000 to establish a fund that will benefit a local student. Now that is “HOPE”-ful!
And speaking of “positive and encouraging,” those of you who know me well know what an advocate I am for my fave radio station, K-LOVE (106.7 in our area, but they broadcast nationwide). Wherever you are, I hope you will check out their website, www.klove.com, this week and listen to a podcast entitled, “Kids Leave Cancer Legacy in Floyd.” While putting together the slideshows for the games and concerts, I emailed the Samefight story to K-LOVE, who seemed to think the story was worth sharing. I hope listeners think so too… As I explained to the reporter, Julia Zaher, I believe that God has big things in store for the little town of Floyd.
Thanks again to each of the many who have touched our lives with your kindness.