Thursday, April 22, 2010


I am in Nashville.
My old stomping grounds.
To run this race in memory of my mother.
Who left us all too soon.
Leukemia and Lymphoma know no bounds.Link
Insidious diseases.

I am blown away by the following bloggers who have given to my cause:

And my dear friends and family:
(sans blogs)

Sal and Martha
Patty and Jimmy
Al & Kim
Jen and Steve
Sharon and Craig
Melissaaaaah and Petey
Candy and Bob
Jane (Winetipper)

The Cocktail CornerLink

My brothers and their families:
David, Tyler, Betsey, Dudley,
Elliot, Alex, Russell, Johnny
Lathram, Rieves and Mary Dudley.
And, of course, The Bird and Augie..

My mother would so love all your devotion and drive to this endeavor.
And I love and thank each and every one of you for it.

I could never do her justice.


joanne said...

awwww, MPM, Best Wishes and thank you...;p

abb said...


Unknown said...

You go girl. Your Mother has to be smiling a huge smile of pride as you honor her.

I don't know how I missed your fundraising, consider it done... better late than never...because you know LLS is the charity that has my heart and soul.

I Am Woody said...

I have a feeling she will be running alongside you!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Your mother would be so proud of you. Good luck in the run today, I agree she'll be running right along side of you.

Diane said...

Go Mama! I don't know how I missed your fundraising either.

Your mom raised a fantastic daughter. I'm so moved by your efforts.


Anonymous said...

I'm proud of you Mama. TNT and LLS are great organizations to be involved with, and they help SO many people in this world. I did a TNT half-marathon back in 2008. It was awesome!! Good luck out there on the trails. You're gonna do great!! GO TEAM!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

We love you and are so very proud of you!!! You go Mama!!!

Caution/Lisa said...

I have been awed by your desire to do something so worthwhile in honor of your mom.

Trisha said...

You are doing such a wonderful thing. Your mother would be so proud of you.

Tammy said...

Good luck! Sending you successful race thoughts.

Daryl said...

Oh but you do ... each and every day you are a tribute to her .. your involvement in the church and how you've raised Augie and The Bird .. your big heart .. all a tribute to her .. and we are all proud to support you in this ... xo

Keetha said...

What a fine tribute you are to your mother.

Decadent Housewife said...

Run mama run.

Snooty Primadona said...

You go girl! I know you can do it...

Magpie said...

I just now donated, because I put it it off before, which one should never do. Run well, and cheers!

Delora said...

She was singular -- an amazing woman that I really loved. Have a great race for a great cause!

How did I miss the sign up sheet? Love to contribute. XO

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You make us and your mama proud! Go girl. I'll be rooting for you!

noble pig said...

So awesome!!! Hugs!

Shelley Jaffe said...

Best of luck, Mama. You rock.

Maria said...

I don't know how I missed your fundraising either...but I am working on raising money for the LLS too. I volunteered to help with the LLS Neighborhood Drive in memory of a very talented co-worker who passed away unexpectedly from leukemia last year. Best wishes and good luck with your race. xox :-)

Sassy said...

What a tribute.........she knows I am sure of it...........feeling bad I sent you nothing.....I am guessing I didn't realize what you were doing or something.....I AM SO SORRY....but CONGRATS on doing this on her behalf!