Friday, July 29, 2011

The Princess Guide: If You Need Inspiration

This time of year, I start to get a few emails from people who aren't going to walk after all -- for whatever reason. I think that's because there's this huge lag time between when you register in the spring and when we do the actual walk.

Life happens. Things get crazy.

And we kind of forget why we registered in the first place.

When you first sign up, you think you've got al the time in the world to raise $2300.

Then August and September come around and you begin to get nervous.

And we kind of forget why we registered in the first place.

This crazy chick who calls herself D'Lupe keeps sending you emails about fundraising and all that jazz. But it's 106 degrees in the shade -- and standing in line at the post office to buy stamps sounds anything but fun.

And we kind of forget why we registered in the first place.

Well....

Most of you didn't know my Mom. You don't walk because Sue Stephens passed away four years ago last Thursday. You don't walk because my girls have to grow up without their Granny. You don't walk because I can't call my Mom and tell her that Abbie started learning the change-up at her pitching lesson today, or that Kait had her first pitching lesson and LOVED it.

No, YOU have your own reason that you registered to walk in the first place.

It's still there.

If you need a bit of inspiration, if you need to be reminded of the absolute unfairness of this horrible disease, spend some time at http://toddlerplanet.wordpress.com 

You'll remember why you signed up to walk in the first place.

Big Hugs,
D'Lupe
 

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