My absolute, heartfelt congratulations to Tina (my psychic twin!), Marina, and Steve! Words cannot express how happy I am for you. And Tina, I'm doubly happy because now you get to give that speech!
And a huuuuuuuuuge thank you to Joni for shepherding us through this most difficult quarter. And to Dave for stepping up to the challenge under difficult circumstances.
As for myself and all you kind people who want to express condolences, I mean this from the bottom of my heart... My Mom survived cancer surgery two weeks ago and my brother survived 4 cardiac arrests, all within the span of 3 days. Don't feel sorry for me, 'cuz I already won in the ways that matter most to me.
But if you really do want to express condolences to me, here's what I would ask, if Brad can forgive a little threadjacking for a good cause: donate to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life
that I'm walking in later this month. Do it for my sister, diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Do it for my Mom, diagnosed with colon cancer two months ago. Do it for my sister-in-law, a five year survivor. Do it for that person in your life who matters to you, and who was struck by this miserable disease.
Do it in memory of K.D.
It doesn't have to be a lot. Every little bit helps. But here's a little something extra: for every $10 or better donation, I'll get a luminaria. You can dedicate it to K.D., or to someone important in your life. You just let me know who. I'll get them decorated with rockets and dragons and wild horses and all sorts of things in the spirit of K.D. and this community that she gave so much to. And after the relay, I'll post pictures of your tribute here.
This cause matters to me a lot. That's why I added it to my signature a few months back. That's why I'm highjacking The Thread That Never Ends. I hope you'll understand. And I hope you can spare a donation.
UPDATE: The link was broken. I fixed it. And you folks are awesome!
UPDATE 2: If you order a luminaria and you want a particular picture on it, you can send me an image file when I send my thank you email. I'll print them up and glue them on the bags.