Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunday Scribbling - What's Awesome About You?

This Saturday I did my first ALS walk. This event is a good way to show off my better attributes. I read this weeks prompt and was thrown for a loop. How do you write what's great about yourself without sounding like you're all that and a bag of chips? After this event I thought the timing for this prompt was perfect. I'm hoping it shows I'm lovable, a survivor and one lucky lady. The blog community, my friend's and family helped me to raise over $2000. This event made my heart soar! Who knew my journey, in my own words, could touch people all over the world. We received donations from Australia, France, Canada and all over the US. We did it WARRIORS!

Do you recognize this blogger? Annie and her family raised over $300. You can never convince me blog friends are not real friends.

How about this blogger? Amber and her family walked on my team. Blog friends are beautiful and I fell for Wyatt. What a great kid! Georgie was shy but shined up on her daddy's shoulders.


I walked for 5 minutes and then went to my wheelchair, but at least I gave it all I had. Tenacity!


These are my friend's and family who walked by my side. If you zoom in you can see my friend Pam. I walked for her, since ALS has not been kind to her this summer. (In photo on banner) I also walked in memory of my dear friend Helen, who lost her battle with ALS. (written in lower left corner). Hopefully they think of me as a loyal friend.
I'll get a full team shot and share when it comes out. I also have more fun shots for Wednesday. We had 25 walkers. ;)



42 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

you don't have to say your all that because we can see you all that by your loving family and friends surrounding you. Congrats on your tenacity and more...

B. Roan said...

Congratulations on your success. If anyone deserves to brag, you do. You are amazing. BJ

Lucy said...

HooorAAAYYY TamMY!
YOU make MY heart soar!
You ARE all that, the bag of chips AND the spicy bowl of Salsasito Mamma!
I love seeing you surrounded by all the love that you so deserve! Those who know you are truly the lucky ones!
raising $2000 and bringing more awareness to AlS is a phenomenal achievement!
'Awesome' is not a big enough prompt for you sweetie! HUGGs! xoxo

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

I've been thinking of you all day and you look so pretty and happy and I am so proud of you. Love you bunches!

Star said...

You truly are awesome, Tammy. Congratulations on the walk and for raising so much to help the cause.

Those are great pictures you shared--I love how Georgie's eyes are looking at you, and TK was there! It looks like the day was beautiful and made a wonderful backdrop for all that attended.

Looking forward to seeing the additional pics.

emmapeelDallas said...

I agree, you are one awesome, wonderful warrior, my friend! Congratulations, Tammy!

XO

Judi

Me Maw said...

Congratulations on the walk!

And yes...that is pretty awesome!

Blessings, peace and all that is good, Memaw

vintagehousewife said...

My heart is soaring for you!

Amber said...

You are all that and a bag-o-chips! The really good chips. ;)

We had fun! Thank you. We had a talk on the way home with Wyatt about how important it is to keep fighting when life gives you hard things, like your ALS...It was a great talk. An important "learning" moment, and you were a real life "hero" example. :)

oxox :)

Linda Jacobs said...

Way to go! This brought a lump to my throat!

Giggles said...

No one deserves bragging rights more than you do!! This is an amazing feat. My heart is soaring with the others, watching you be surrounded with so much love! What a joy having all that Blogger support! You truly are a hero.... pat yourself on the back for pushing through the pain to keep going!! You are a treasure my friend!! A real joy! Kudos to all who joined in, and to that extra special man at your side!! I love the photos Tammy they are so wonderful!

Love Sherrie

anthonynorth said...

Good for you! This is definitely worth bragging about.

paisley said...

thought about you all day... so thrilled you came right home and filled us in... sounds like everything came off without a hitch and a good time was had by all... congrats girl on pulling this all together,, and having a wonderful time as well!!!!!!

Nancy said...

Woo hoo!!! I'm so freakin' excited for you.

But ya know...

this ain't enough for me. I want more!! I want to hear more!

Love ya bunches,
Nancy

jone said...

You go, girl!! How exciting. Can I still contribute? It will need to be the end of the week when I get paid.

jone said...

You go, girl!! How exciting. Can I still contribute? It will need to be the end of the week when I get paid.

Annie said...

We had so much fun Tammy. What a blast. Even my quiet Don had something to say about the day. Once we were through the traffic and on the freeway heading home, Don said, "That was a really nice day." Mr. Spontaneous doesn't usually pop out with comments like that. LOL
Hugs,
Annie

Chris said...

You look great in the photos, Tammy. You seem so strong and vibrant, like the warrior you are!

kj said...

tammy, you look great!!!

this was a total joy to see and read! yay for you and the people who love you!!!!

:)

Rethabile said...

Blog friends are really real. This is a great post.

linda said...

Congratulations, Tammy! You should be so proud to have raised so much money for ALS AND being in the walk, wheeling or otherwise! I loved looking at you and all your friends, it was inspiring.

xo

Patrick Leer said...

You all remind me of the Verizon commercial with the "team" always behind the Verizon guy.

What is awesome about you? YOU share the credit with your TEAM!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick
http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/
http://patrickleer.blogspot.com/

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

I am sssoooo proud of you! You are all of that, and a bag of chips! I thought about Pam and Helen, too, and our Mel....

xoxo

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

PS THanks for carrying me in your pocket! I *heart* you lots!

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

PPS Your red bracelets look just like mine! (Now I'm done) ;-)

Granny Smith said...

This is truly something to brag about. What's even more awesome than your participation in the walk is your ability to win friends and influence all of us by your courage and dedication.

Love, Phyllis

forgetfulone said...

Tammy, you truly are awesome! Congrats on such a great ALS walk. And yes, blog friends are REAL friends, too!

Patois said...

I am so amazed at you and your abilities and your willingness to help others. Tell me how I can donate, please. I realize you've done the walk, but I'd still like to give something in your name.

turquoise cro said...

O Tammy!!! How SWEET and YOU had wonderful weather and a banner!!! Look at all the happy to be there! warriors!!! Wish I could have been there in person! Phew! What a heartwarming post!!! Congratulations! on raising all those$$$$$$$ for ALS research!!! sending my love and prayers, Cinda

danni said...

you are something else, kiddo --- i hope that when push comes to shove i am fortunate enough to have someone with a soul as sweet as fierce as yours for an advocate --- you've grown in my heart as a seed of pure inspiration, and i thank you for sharing that with me - my hat is off to you!!!!!

Devil Mood said...

Wow, this is such great news!
I'm really delighted for you and all the participants!

And you are all that and TWO bags of chips, okay? ;)

Pear tree cottage! said...

See Tammy the world is not that large when it is filled with bloggers.............I am so pleased you walked and had so many of your "Tammy's warriors" walk beside you. How proud you must have been of them all As they are equily as proud of you.

hugs always Lee-ann

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

Well done! You're amazing, what an achievement!

anno said...

HOORAY!!! (Throwing an enormous internet hug around you!) You are a remarkable woman... totally awesom!

Sky said...

yayyyyyyyyy! WAY TO GO, TAMMY!

great photos of you and your amazing team!

Rob Kistner said...

Bravo Tammy !! ;)

paris parfait said...

Dear Tammy,

Am thrilled to bits to see these great photos and read about your success! It's lovely to see my friend Amber there, too, as well as Annie. You inspire so many people every day, Tammy, with your strength, fighting spirit and heart of gold. BRAVO!!!! Love to you and the rest of the members of your team. xoxox

Tabor said...

Congratulations Tammy. Well deserved kudos to you and those who walked with you.

daisies said...

wooooo!! congratulations : )

Gill said...

Tammy, you beauty you!! Well done!! BTW I am loving your profile shot :-)

Geraldine said...

You are awesome in so many, many ways Tammy! Hugs, G

tinker said...

I know what you mean about feeling funny about writing about what's great about yourself, but you know what? You really ARE all that and a bag of chips, lady! And so are all your warriors who walked beside you - Go, Team Tammy!!!
xOx