Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sometimes ya just gotta trust

 Last week we took the Silver Creek Leadership Academy to the CU Challenge Ropes Course at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  It was amazing to see the kids working together, reaching out to help each other and trusting each other.  Too often in this world we think we have to make it on our own, or that we need to put others down to make ourselves feel better.  Wonder why it took hanging from a string 40 feet in the air to feel differently?

Wouldn't it be great if we all took care of each other?  What if I was strong when you were weak?  You were smart when I was dumb?  And we all just managed to cut each other some slack and treat each other with love and respect? 

I look forward to when we just reach out our hands to help each other. I don't care if you are my best friend, or someone I hardly know.  If you need help- I want to be that person.  

And when life seems unstable- or I am a little unsure of myself- you will be there for me. 

Because we all make a difference
one random woman (person) at a time!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

We lost a couple of great ones-


 "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." - Pericles 

Recently we lost two great people- Marie Drummond was a teacher at Silver Creek High School in Longmont CO. She did some amazing work with my son, TJ.  She helped him through some tough times in high school, and was his advocate in many ways.  She did that for so many students along the way in her 30 year career in teaching.   She personifies what is right with public education, and the kind of people who spend hours every day with our children.  Thank you Marie, for your impact on the world.



Brenda Bane amazed us all with her will power, her strength, and her faith.  After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, Brenda defied all odds, and lived an amazing 22 months.  Brenda, to me, will most be remembered for two things- her amazing faith and positive attitude, and her devotion to her two boys.  My favorite memory of Brenda is sitting at a basketball tournament in Denver that lasted all day and well into the night.  Our two oldest boys were playing, and our two younger boys were bored silly.  Brenda and I laughed at how similar boys were.  


Both women have left a mark on the Silver Creek High School community, and in the hearts of so many.  Heaven is a little cooler of a place to be with these amazing women there.  



Thank you......... We will miss you.....Thanks for teaching us that we can make a difference- one random woman at a time!