Relay For Life

Last night I spent a little time up at the Relay For Life location.  I wanted to be there for the luminary lighting and also I wanted to say hello to some friends of mine that were participating.  The luminary ceremony started before I found my friends so I sat down on the hill surrounding the track and watched, and listened too.  The Pipe and drum band played while the HOPE luminaries were being lit

and then continued playing around the inside of the field where all the teams were encamped.  I went down to the track to walk around to where I would find one of my friends and found one of the others right there on the track beside me. 

It was an awesome experience for me.  I sat on the hill and thought about all the people near to me that have suffered from cancer.  Sometimes it is a hard fight that is continued right to the end.  Sometimes the fight is worth it and healing happens and a full and restored life is lived.  I guess that is what we hope for all our friends when we hear about their struggles with any disease but there is something about cancer that sets it apart in everyone’s minds.

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