Last Friday night, after a particularly whirlwind week fraught with lots of ups and downs and drama, my husband and I went out for dinner and then went to pick up my daughter afterwards at about 10:00PM, from her high school. She'd stayed after school to participate in a Relay For Life event and while I knew a little about it, I didn't really have too many expectations. Other than the fact that it was a walk/run for cancer I didn't really know too much about it.
Then we got there. It was pitch dark on the football field and I couldn't find her, but they were starting a silent walk around the football field in honor of the families and friends who had experience with cancer. There were luminaries lining the field, and there were groups of high school kids walking around the field in silence. It was a pretty spiritual and awe inspiring sight. I grabbed my husbands hand and we joined them in silence, walking the field, just experiencing the silence and the solidarity with the kids. I was so moved.
"Daughters are angels sent from above to fill our hearts with unending love." -- Unknown