Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Well...our first fundraiser (other than the cook book) is official as of tonight. I am so nervous that I will pour my heart and soul into it and nobody will show up. I have no idea how to plan an event so we'll see how it goes.

On August 1st, please join in our Family 5K to remember our son who would have been celebrating his first birthday on August 2nd. We are asking everyone to come walk and then stay and share some coffee and snacks together. This year is a small event as we are just starting out, so we hope everyone can pitch in and bring a snack to share. All ages are welcome! Please come join us as we remember the little boy who changed our lives.

Saturday, August 1, 2009
9:00am - 12:00pm
Dussen Park
12303 Sonnier Street
Houston, TX

I owe many thanks to my friend Kim for taking care of the details and knowing what to do to make it happen.

I have been blessed with so many amazing friends down here in Texas. For years I cried to Jason about my lack of friends; I always felt so alone here. Now I have many friends who are all working so hard to keep Eli's memory and spirit alive.

How? Here's an example: Tonight I talked to Kim on the phone about the walk. I sent out the Evite and Sara then asks if she can invite more people in the area. After that, I checked my email and Robin had sent me an update that she's been working on the federal application for Through Eli's Eyes. Another email arrived shortly after that from Megan with some pictures of the website she's working on for TEE.

How lucky am I? I will go to bed in a happy mood tonight knowing that people do remember Eli and are willing to devote their time to help us keep on remembering and doing good things in his memory.

1 comment:

Lucy and Ethel said...

So excited to hear about the fundraiser - I don't think you'll have to worry about no one's showing up!

Or about folks forgetting Eli :)