Saturday, October 21, 2006

As I listen to "our" Huskies give California a big surprise in the first half of today's game I am reminded that we are so blessed to be aided by such honorable and hard working young men in this effort to provide families with a gift of kindness. The Dawgs aren't the only honorable young sportsmen helping us out as today we received a check from the Bishop Blanchet girls soccer team for their efforts in selling the Husky Nation discs. Alex Mercier's sister has been one of the young players involved in the sales. Alex and I are thankful to Christine Horsman for her efforts in writing an article about Husky Nation and Soulumination for an upcoming issue of Blanchet's Miter. Also, our own intern, Brenna Fallon has brought in yet another nice amount of funds with her efforts in selling the discs. Brenna is a member of Seattle Prep's volleyball team. I send special hugs to Stacia and her daughter Sophia for their amazing efforts and to Tina Lappano for her support as well.
I will share with you today photos of a dear little girl that I met thru my friend, Julie who is a social worker at Children's Hospital. Hailey is one spunky and dear little girl. She brought such spirit to my studio and really rocked me with her joyful effervescence and incredible spirit. This amazing person brought her new baby sister and it was a day to remember. Keep Hailey in your heart as she is going through treatment for a second cancer in her young life.
Tomorrow is the memorial service for our new friend Blake, a day that I hope will have that lovely sense of peace that Blake brought into my courtyard. The family will show the beautiful video that was the first effort of our friend and volunteer Greg Johnson. Greg's video captures this family in a most loving way. I am so thankful for friends that continue to amaze me with their generosity and talent. Blake, you moved us all and you will be missed by so many people.
Blake's service is on the one year anniv
ersary of a loss that also wrenches my heart. Many of you know that one of the two babies that I dedicate this work to is Janus Reijnen. His lovely aunt's life was brutally taken one year ago and I send his dad Derek my love as he deals with the anniversary of the loss of his beautiful sister. I will spend Monday with Derek's wife Joan and my sister in law Sally, two of my best friends and women that have both lost a treasured child. I close as always in love and peace, but with tears and sadness as I realize the loss of Blake reminds me of all the lovely Soul children that have gone before. Their beauty and spirit will move me to do all I can to answer each request with honor. Lynette