Kylee, Kaylee and DeeKay. (photo submitted)

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My hopes and dreams in your hands

Published 11:24am Friday, June 8, 2012

To have so many people support your dreams and desires is an experience so humbling there isn’t any way I could truly express it.  The gala for my kids was a rousing success and the look of pure joy and love on all the attendees faces kept me fighting back tears all evening.  There are far too many to thank individually, but I will make an attempt to thank you all collectively.  First and foremost, my amazing and courageous kids whose stories inspire you all.
There were so many wonderful items to auction that so many selflessly gave to support the cause.
All those who graciously gave up their time to assist in making things run smoothly.
All attendees and those who could not attend but contributed none the less.  Each time another animal is helped or saved, your faces flash before my eyes.
As I stated in my prayer at the Gala, I am certain that the Good Lord smiles upon you all as we attempt to honor His wishes and do what we can for the least of these.
After the fundraiser I had a busy Memorial Day.  I was scheduled for work but made my customary stop at Memorial Park for a few prayers of thanks before my shift.  After work I rushed back to thank all the old veterans that make up the honor guard. With a quick trip to Columbus in the evening, most of the afternoon and evening was used to write some thank you letters.

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