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Monday, September 27, 2010

Light the Night

As Team Colombatto walked in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night I spent a good part of the night choking back tears. I always seem to keep hold of myself through the planning and the registration and all the high energy fuss that is everything leading up to the actual walking. As soon as my feet hit the path I feel like I just can’t see. My heart is full. I well up for the people both young and old who are visibly sick. I bite my lip for all the people carrying the gold balloons for the loved ones they are remembering. I snivel for the little man who is holding my hand, who without I would not be at this function. I shed a tear for all of the people who are walking right beside me, on my team, for a cause I am passionate about. Team Colombatto Consisted of 21 members this year. Some who I knew wouldn’t miss it and some I never thought in a million years would be there.


I am grateful. To each one of you. From the bottom of my heart.


  1. LOVE YOU!! We were so honored to be a part of your team! To see how brave you are as a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend amazes me everyday. You are a awesome person always putting others first, helping wherever and whenever you are needed and sometimes helping without even being asked. touching peoples lives you have never met and those lives who never thought someone would. I love you my friend and honored to be known by you.
    xxoo Kim

  2. Beautiful. I still haven't decided if I'm going to walk this year but you have me thinking.