In case you couldn’t tell, I’m back home to The Best Place On Earth.
Mes vacances sont terminÃ©es
I’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!
I’m literally counting the days until I can go back; seriously, there’s a wall and a marker involved.
Meanwhile life goes on…
Yesterday, my siblings and I joined our mom for the CIBC Run for the Cure.
Frankly, I’m growing a little tired of these runs/walks for the ‘cure’
I think we’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.
As I look around at the crowd, I realize that maybe I’m a little optimistic too.
How can I give up, there are so many of us – 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.
We’re a family; we’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 weren’t expecting rain – it was supposed to be sunny.
We got a little wet, we weren’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 I’m hopeful.
I’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 she’s still a survivor.