How many people in your life do you meet and honestly think this person makes me want to be a better human being... I have talked about my friend Stillar... But now I am going to share his courageous story and ask for your help....
Jason was this cool kid... Always friendly, always funny and devastatingly handsome. (He can pay the $5 bucks later for the last comment) I personally can't remember not knowing him. Small town Ontario. Practical joker, friend, stand up guy. Now, this beautiful creature took a liking to him, and it all makes sense now but at the time it probably didn't, kidding. His future bride Stacey... Sweet, charming, positive.... And much the same as Jason, I can not remember not knowing her either... Once again small town Ontario. The two got married began their life, and their beautiful boy Hunter came along. Two year later devastating news, Stacey was diagnosed with cancer. There wasn't anything Jason wouldn't do to try and make his wife better. Their positive attitude and love for one anothergot them through these tough times. Sadly, Stacey lost her battle on my birthday in December. Jason and Hunter's life changes dramatically.
With Stacey's memorial fund, Jason came up with the idea to build a splash pad in Lions Park in the
town of Sundridge, our home town. He has worked tirelessly to get this accomplished, town counsel approval, silent auctions, fundraising, canvassing, etc. Doing all of this while working full time job, looking after his home, and raising an equally devastatingly handsome young boy...
So here is my super huge favor! If your reading this, clearly your are on my facebook. If you notice there are a bunch of posting that say Splash for Stacey-Kraft celebration tour 2013. Please go there and like the page :) This could be a huge cash flow into such a wonderfully thought out project...
And Jason, we have been friends for a long time, gone down some rough roads and supported each other through out... You, my friend have me in complete awe.... Stacey would be so touched by everything you have done and continue to do... Xxoo
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This taking on my job, I have come to realize I have always been a goal settler... One of goals I had attempted to continue with was running... Last spring, I made an effort to run every week day and honestly I felt great doing it! With the events of last year, illnesses and deaths, I lost my way... So my work has added some physically challenges to fundraising... Patrick Brown and I, as well as several others, are doing the scotia bank marathon in October, I am going to be a member of the Pirates of Epilepseas for Dragon boat and I will participating in Fighters for Fighting, through Results 360... Guess who had to start training... May 1st is the cut off, and this girl will be attending morning boot camp Monday-Thursday at 6 am every morning.. My friends Tiny and Gary are going to whip me into shape and teach me how to fight! Who would have thought this 360lb girl from downtown Sundridge would have ever made it this far? Inspiration goes such a long way, what will you do with yours today?
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Over the past year I have heard everyone's opinion about how life should proceed... I ask this, who are we go give these opinions? Really... I can remember early in my marriage having a discussion with my husband about death and if after death... My responses were simple, if I go first cremate me and put my urn in the dining room so he and his new 22 year old wife can have dinner with me every night , and then when he goes bury me with you. The biggest thing, was please move on and live. His message was the same. Don't wallow and sit around and wait for me to come back because I am not.. The only stipulation we both had was move forward and be happy. I think that when tragedy happens people have a preconceived notion about how to move on and time frame. There is no right or wrong when it comes to moving on. Did I love him, yes... Do I miss him, yes... Is he coming back, no... Is there room in my heart for someone else, yes... No one should judge anyone else, they don't know what your going through because they haven't walked a mile in your shoes..