In case you couldnâ€™t tell, Iâ€™m back home to The Best Place On Earth.
Mes vacances sont terminÃ©es
Iâ€™m also back to looking out longingly to the mountains somehow convinced my utopian life lies beyond those mountains.
I must say that this was by far my best vacation ever!
Iâ€™m literally counting the days until I can go back; seriously, thereâ€™s a wall and a marker involved.
Meanwhile life goes onâ€¦
Yesterday, my siblings and I joined our mom for the CIBC Run for the Cure.
Frankly, Iâ€™m growing a little tired of these runs/walks for the â€˜cureâ€™
I think weâ€™re ready for that cure already!
I asked my sister if she thought there would ever be a cure in our lifetime, she smiled and said no.
This made me sad because my sister is an amazing optimist; she has faith in all sorts of hopeless causes.
My mom is hopeful, she says you canâ€™t give up on these things.
As I look around at the crowd, I realize that maybe Iâ€™m a little optimistic too.
How can I give up, there are so many of us â€“ so many stories, so many battles, so many struggles and so many victories.
So much hope.
It keeps on going, we keep on going and ultimately there has to be a cure.
Weâ€™re a family; weâ€™re survivors, caretakers, relatives, friends, loved ones and those who just care.
It rained the whole way through the walk yesterday.
It was a little miserable, especially since it we werenâ€™t expecting rain â€“ it was supposed to be sunny.
We got a little wet, we werenâ€™t our chirpy selves but we soldiered on to the finish line
The BC Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is working to find a cure, future without breast cancer by the year 2020.
Secretly Iâ€™m hopeful.
Iâ€™ve added a video of the VOC Soul Choir singing O Canada before the start of the Run.
My second year in Vancouver, I did the Run alone and got very emotional when they sang the national anthem.
I’ve written about this before…
These days whenever it gets to that part, I think about my running companion that day.
This video is for her, and I hope sheâ€™s still a survivor.