I think I mentioned a few months ago that Kari was chosen to be part of a very special event this year. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2012 campaign for their Light The Night walk will be led by Kari! We have been asked to be part of some luncheons, meetings, and other events that recruit funding for LLS. This past thursday, we were invited to a breakfast meeting at THE DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON HILTON HOTEL. I mean, seriously.
Three things about this:
1. I teach my children manners and such and they remember the majority of them most of the time. Sometimes they don't. I don't like to test such things at places like the HILTON with executives and big wigs of all types present. Kari usually does very well at things like that while Malachi tends to not know the difference in the HILTON and the playground at the park.
2. I had to speak. As in get in front of these people and say stuff about our leukemia journey.
3. We had to be in Lexington ready to meet and greet and take pictures and all that by 7:00. Which meant I had to leave my house by 5:30 AM.
I found my way downtown and into the hotel where I was totally intimidated by the "uppity-ness" of it all. When we arrived, they presented Malachi and Kari with gifts and seated us at the beautifully decorated tables where Malachi proceeded to cover himself up with the linen tablecloth and say, "Mommy, I'm seepy. I wanna go to seep" and almost pulled the tablecloth off the table.
However, after they brought plates of eggs, bacon, biscuits, and hashbrowns, Malachi was perfectly content. Kari sat in her seat with her hands folded in her lap and a smile on her face the entire time. The perfect princess, if you will. When the photographer asked her to take pictures with various people that were attending the event, she would smile and go stand beside them and smile her "cinderella" smile. I was so proud of her! When it was our turn to speak, someone sat with Malachi and Kari stood with me in front of the podium. The crowd responded well to us and I hope we get lots of support in terms of corporate funding for LLS!
I walked away a proud mommy that day! My courageous daughter and my son who decided to behave nicely for a few hours! :)
I started this blog to document the story of my kids as they grow up. However...July 8, 2011 changed that slightly when Kari was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) . We invite you to share our journey as we walk through it with the Lord's help!