On June 13th we did Relay for Life in Rushville. My sister Kim got our team together, and it was in memory of Alison. We had a lot of fun and had a great turn out. We miss some of the family and friends that couldn't make it. But thanks again too those that made a donation in Alison's memory. We all plan on doing Relay every year in Ali's memory, so I hope that you all will want to be a part of it.
My sister Kim and niece Christine are a part of the Luminaries. So I spent a big part of my day helping with that. Which is something that was hard but also it felt so good being able to make the luminaries bags in someones memory. The girls also made their own bag for Auntie Ali. They both were so good, I was glad that it wasn't too hot of a day out because it really help. Once it was time to go home neither of them wanted to leave. I hope that in a few years we can camp out for the whole night. It feels wonderful that I have two little girls that love being a part of something that means so much too me. And in time will know the real meaning of why we do Relay for Life. I will add the pictures to my slide show.
On the way home we stop by Ali's grave. It was the first time I had been there since August. Her plot has been there for a couple of months now. I'm not really for sure why I waited so long to go? My sister Kim had a flower arrangement made and it's beautiful. I held myself together, part of the reason was the girls were both still awake and I didn't want to upset them. Alyssa is so smart about all of this and also very curious. She tells me that she can't wait to go to Heaven to see Auntie Ali. And then she'll ask "Mommy do you want to go to Heaven and see Ali?" And I tell her..... "yes I can't wait."