Monday, July 5, 2010


Well, the Relay For Life is over and was an amazing success. The experience is one I will never or want to forget. The outpouring of love and encouragement from my CreateCrochet Team was and is immeasurable. So many special crochet items were donated from all over the world and were a big hit at the RFL.
My wonderful son, BJ, designed and created an amazing Banner for us and my absolutely greatest blessing, my husband John, never left me the whole night. He helped put the pop-up in place, set up the tables, decorate our area with all the crochet treasures, do my walking for me and even sell some crochet items! 
And this is only a sample of all the beautiful crochet goodies we had displayed along with my Relay Wranglers' Team!

Seeing my Aunt Rosie walk the Survivor's Walk brought tears to my eyes, tears of joy knowing that we get to celebrate more birthdays with her and that the evil cancer did not win. I also cried tears of joy for my son BJ who is now
4 years free of the horrible evil known as melanoma. I pray that
he and Bridgett get to dance
on their 50th wedding anniversary full
of love, joy and good health! 

One other special experience was constantly felt, and that was of the presence of each and every member of my CreateCrochet Team Family. Without them, none of this could have happened. We sold so many items that we were able to make a significant donation along  with the Relay Wranglers to the Relay for Life Kingman 2010!  What was left over was joyfully donated to the Kingman Cancer Center at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Now, with all the hustle and bustle behind me, I plan to relax, crochet and create whatever comes from my hook and yarn in my hands.  This is the most wonderful, peaceful and relaxing thing I know.......and all is right with the world.

Of course I don't plan on being a recliner potato, I am also going to play with my 3 grandsons, something I haven't had much time to do lately.....and I need to change that......IT'S MANDATORY :0)

We also plan to go to Phoenix this month to see our son,
Brian, and future daughter-in-law,
Shelby, as they produce their first



Freeman Crafts & Fabrics said...

Sounds like no matter what you had a great time with relay for life and are feeling more energized that the after effects. At least you have more excited events coming up which should be fun for you. Enjoy it all!

Charlotte said...

Being a part of your relay for life experience was the highlight of my spring.

Looks like you've got a lot to look forward to this summer!

(BTW-I'm charlottelaughs, a/k/a salutationscrochet)

Stacey said...

Great job at the Relay for Life :) I wish I was even half as talented as you, Aunt Mair! Love you!

Mamta said...

RFL was a huge success. Thanks to you, Marianne.

I can't wait to know more about Brian and Shelby's play.

Taralee said...

You're such a superstar Marianne! Thanks!