The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Monday, April 6, 2009

A sweet blogger friend and Relay For Life.....

Today I would like to thank a sweet blogger friend Joy @
You will have to check her blog out and leave her a comment! Over the past week she had asked her readers to share a story or memory of a loved one who had been through all the struggles of cancer and had passed away or even survived the illness. Which ever made her smile the most after all stories were shared she would then make a nice donation in that loved ones name to Relay for Life.

I debated about sharing my story and at the last minute I did. It was about my PawPaw. You can read my comment on her blog post title Im so glad I did and so touched that she would take the time to do this for someone who she doesnt even know. Today she posted who she chose and it was my story Read the others stories as well because there were some great ones shared. She is going to make a $100 donation to the relay for life in memory of my PawPaw William A. Butler. What a blessing to me and to someone else who that money will go to, help them in their time of sickness or in their need. Thank you so much Joy!! You touched me by doing this. When I shared it with my mom and MawMaw they both cried but were very touched as well! and I know my PawPaw is smiling down on you that you would do such a sweet thing in his name! Please let me know if there is any way I can help you with your Relay for Life team!!!! And anyone else out there I encourage you to be involved. I know I am!!

I love you and miss you PawPaw!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Joy is so sweet! Our husbands went to school together and I went to school with her brother in law. We have only met in real life a few times!

I never got a chance to comment on your school post. When I was in college I did some observations at Lynn Fanning- it is wonderful. I interviewd there but got offered the job at Madison Cross Roads first so I took it. I taught there for 4 years before we moved it is a great school also. I think Madison County schools are great. I went to Central (my mom taught there). My dad is a high school principal in Madison County. We lived right down the road from the church you were talking about and I have several friends who go there- I'm sure it will be good also. I loved teaching down there! I like it here- I just miss AL still. I'm sure he will love school no matter where he is!