Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:4-8
September is ovarian cancer awareness month so please join in and paint your toenails teal in memory of my sister, Kim Miller Peck and countless other women who have lost their battle to ovarian cancer or who are presently fighting this terrible disease. Painting your toenails teal, the ovarian cancer color, will start the conversation about the signs of the whispering killer. Each year in the United States more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 15,000 women will die of the disease. Please spread the word to others about the symptoms, which include: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency). For further information please visit www.peckoutcancer.webs.com and then click on links.
Please join us in wearing the color teal on Friday, September 3, 2010 which is national wear teal day! Let’s make it a teal world and show our support to women and their families that are effected by ovarian caner.
Please also mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 28th. Peck Out Cancer will be hosting a fundraising event at Luna’s Mexican Restaurant (in Baytown) to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research. Luna’s has once again generously agreed to give us proceeds from the days receipts (dine-in only) to our organization, Peck Out Cancer. Please come enjoy delicious food, great friendships, and most importantly to help a good cause. We hope to see you and your teal teal toes there!
I am not very good at this blogging thing. There isn't much exciting happening around here other than the things the kids do and I know that isn't of much interest to others. I will tell you that they turn four next week and I think that this might be my favorite age if the last few weeks are any indication of what is to come. They are becoming wonderful helpers and so responsible, they impress me everyday.
Cody and I decided about a month ago that we are going to homeschool them through elementary school. I taught school for six years so I hope that I can give them a good strong foundation and a love for learning. We are going to try schooling year-round so that when we have the opportunity to travel with Cody we can go and see new things. We have started "pre-school" work about an hour a couple of days a week. It is very casual right now. They are also working on learning the books of the old testament. They do really good saying and looking up the books of the new testament in their little Bibles.
We are looking forward to our trip to Disney World this fall with my family. Cody made our hotel reservations yesterday. The kids are really excited about seeing all of their Disney friends.
I don't know if anyone will read this since it has been awhile since I last posted. If you are still out there let me know what is going on with you and your family.
After Kim's passing last year our family and friends started working together to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer. This year we formed a non-profit organization. Please take a look at our website for upcoming events, pictures from past events and links to more information on ovarian cancer.
With Awareness There is Hope!