A number of our friends are participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life across the country. It's customary to decorate luminarias to honor, or in memory of, a loved one who is your inspiration for participating. A couple of friends have put Katie's name on their luminarias, and I can't put into words how moved I was when I first learned about this.
One dear mom, Ann Vossekuil, included a whole group of kids who have passed away when she made luminarias to honor her daughter, Taylor (www.caringbridge.org/visit/taylorvossekuil). I met Ann through CaringBridge, and we have corresponded for a while. We live half a country away from each other, have never seen each other in the flesh, but here is what Ann has done:
Isn't that a lovely gift and memorial?
Love is a powerful thing.