All I can say is that I am glad it is over. Really glad.
On Friday night I took the liberty to relax at my dear friend, Hannah's, house because I knew what was in store for me for the rest of the weekend. We watched the movie Something Borrowed. We enjoyed it, though at some points it was a tad sketchy, so, you can't say I didn't warn you. We then proceeded to walk to Ward Park and have a good 'ol girl talk:). My favorite kind of talk. Lol. And the next morning at 7:15 is when it all began.
First off, we departed our house at eight sharp to go and pick up Cassidy, Brenda, and Edie. They were kind enough to go and Walk to Cure Diabetes! For those of you that didn't know, I have been a type one diabetic since age 6. It will be eleven years in January. It's crazy to look back at all of the lows and highs (literally) and remeber all the people that have always been there for me through this disease. I know God gave me diabetes for a purpose and because He knew that with Him I could handle it. I'll admit it. I still struggle with the "whys" and woes of the disease, but I know that I have a purpose.
So, now that I had my soapbox moment, I'll continue on.
The JDRF ( Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) hosts several walks around the Dayton, Ohio area to help raise money to cure diabetes. JDRF is proud to be one of the only foundations that gives 80% of all it's money raised directly to research. Only 20% is used as overhead. That's crazy good.
This was my walk team this year. Every person on this team raised at least $100. I think we raised over $2000 this year as a team. The ladies adorning the pink and black are girls from my sister Danielle's sorority. They all walked with us and got some community service hours for it too. I appreciate it ladies!
Cassidy and I had just a tad too much fun at the tatoo table:).
Ha! So, funny story. Brenda, sweet dear Brenda, was getting her face painted and a little girl walks by with her mom and points at Brenda and says, "See mom! You're never too old to get your face painted!" Ha! Let's just say, Bren was not a happy camper nor was she a fan of that small child.
This is an example of a rather large walk team. All of these little girls were friends with a little girl with diabetes. This is why the JDRF does what it does. To help little girls and boys find a cure for diabetes. We can only hope to find a cure, and we need support from everyone to do that.
We have to remember to keep on walking, find a cure, and just pray. The best we can do is pray that the researchers will find that final step to the cure. Could you join me in praying for that?
Another way you can help is by donating. Though the walk is over, we take donations all year round that will go to research. Donate here under Berger's Brigade. Thank you for the prayers and support all these years!
This was only one of my adventures this weekend, more pictures and stories to come:).