I am so excited to announce that I am now $309 closer to my fundraising goal. I just want to thank the generosity of my pastors, as well as my In-Laws for allowing me the opportunity to share this with our congregations.
I want to extend my sincerest thanks to the generosity of my friends Natasha & Diane who so unselfishly spent hours in the kitchen baking and then donated their treats to help support my cause. They are both so amazing to me for doing that. I thank God for them because even though we don’t have close relationships they were willing to step up and take a step with me because they believe in the message of the Overnight.
I am excited not only because of the money that was raised through sales and donations, but because of the opportunities that I am granted to speak about what is on my heart. I am participating in this walk because I believe in it, I believe in the help and the hope that this money will help to provide. I believe in the love and understanding it helps to offer to the lives hanging in the balance. And most of all I believe in the message: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
But, I am also participating in this walk for myself. I believe that talking about what I have struggled with and where I am now, is all part of the healing process. I may always struggle and it may not always be easy, but I know that I am being healed a little more each and every day. It heals me to see the love and support from my pastors and friends, who know how I have struggled first hand. It heals me to see the hope in the lives of the people I meet along the way. It heals me to see that there are thousands of people who are willing to take this journey to stand up for so many others who are hurting. I am thankful for the journey leading up to the event, and I know that the Overnight will be a life changing night for me and for so many others.
I want to say: Thank you to all those who are standing with me and behind me as I go through this process. You have no idea what an impact you are making in my own life, as well as the impact you are going to have on all the people who are going to be helped.