Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Concert for Cadence...

Was a success! We have a long way to go, but we raised about 5% of what we need to raise- which was several thousand dollars. Pretty good for a free event where you had to bring your own food and chairs :)



I made this poster (tri-fold board). I tried to keep the pictures from getting wet...I cried a lot when I was putting it together... couldn't help it. She is adorable.

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- Both old and young, came to have fun~



Thank you for thinking of us.

None of this is easy- and when I ponder what Cadence's life will be like long term...if there is a "long term" I know she is going to have one struggle after another.

But, "We have today"...and that is all ANY of us have. TODAY- Make it count. Tell someone you love them. Go for a walk and feel your blood pulsing through your viens.

Be AWAKE! Shake off the depression...enjoy the sunshine. Enjoy the loves in your life...we aren't promised tomorrow.

I'm off to go hug my kids now...even though I had a long walk today- and I haven't had my shower yet! :)

I'm such a good (stinky) mom! LOL :)



12 comments:

leelee said...

Looks like a great success Mayden....:-)

Nea said...

Life is certainly precious, each of us has no free pass for even one more tomorrow.......I have never had a depressed day in my life, because I realized very early in life, there is no time for that nonsense. Waking up is it's own reward...

Cadence is a sweetheart, her life is not going to be easy, but she certainly seems happy in spite of her troubles. Glad that your fund raiser was a success. I made a donation to Cota in her behalf. Since I couldn't make the fundraiser.

foam said...

i'm glad it was a success, cora.
but i knew it would be what with you being at the helm of this ship.

Mayden's Voyage said...

Leelee- It was- and I appreciate your thinking of me.

Nea- Thank you- so much...Wow. I don't have the words to tell you how much that means to me- but from the bottom of my heart- I am grateful.
And you are right- every day is a gift. When I gave birth to my 2nd child I had a desperate struggle with depression- and I just couldn't will it away- It was awful- it was deadly.
Thank you again for your care of Cadence- I thank you- and I know her family does too.

Foam- Thank you friend...your words mean a lot to me. One lady came up to me at the concert and had many nice things to say about the work I had done (the brochures, flyers, campaign letter, business cards, and other printed material I created)
and I said, "Thank you...but I'm just a mom"- and she looked at me and said, "Cora, don't say that."

She made me think of you~
Hugs :)

Libby said...

cora, it does look like everything went well...and i think everyone here, there, whereever, agrees with the fact that what counts is how you're feeling now, don't "borrow trouble" from the future! the future will be dealy with when it gets here...

The Phosgene Kid said...

Good start! Lots of love there...

Gardener Greg said...

I love you Cora for what you are doing for this special child. You are wonderful.

Greg

Mayden's Voyage said...

Libby- Hugs to you :) You are right...
"today has enough troubles of it's own"- a wonderful man once said- and He was right (of course!)

Phos- Yes- a regular love fest! It was wonderful to see everyone come together for this event. This is something very special I've found myself in the middle of.

Greg- thank you for saying that.
I appreciate your thoughts and your words. Hope you have a great week :)

she said...

mayden, you've done a great job. and her picture at the top is the best one yet. now you are due some down time and fun! yea!!

X. Dell said...

Congratulations. I'm wondering. If you had a chance to ask everyone in the US for a dollar, and had a 1% response rate, Cadence would have more than enough money for her medical care.

Just thinking.

boneman said...

Yup, it fer sure looks like everyone's enjoyin' themselves, and helping someone to boot!
Well.....
except fer that one gal, who fer all the world looks like she's about to moon the photographer.

Bone said...

I'm glad it was a success, Mayden.

And you're exactly right. All any of us have is today. I should think about life that way more often. Thanks for the reminder.

PS: 24 finale tonight!

*hgus*