Probably my favorite picture from the trip... Tim and I walking in Central Park. (Neither one of us knew she was taking it. I think it turned out really neat) Myself, Tim and Matt Kelley in Central Park.
This makes me so sad, no one should ever have to go through this. Keep the Chapman family in your prayers.
NASHVILLE, TN...5/21/08... At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.
Brittney, Tim and myself are all going to New York City this week! We are flying up early Thursday morning and Britt and I will fly home Friday night. Tim is staying in the city for a few extra days. I am really excited about this trip. In the past, we have just gone for a day trip but this time we are staying overnight with our friend John, who just moved to NYC at the beginning of May. I will be sure to post pictures and a recap when I get home!
This Friday night I am excited to say that I will be participating in Relay for Life! It is a fund raiser done by the American Cancer Society and I am really looking forward to it. I am on a relay team with Maria, Mark, Laurette (Maria's mom) and some of Maria's coworkers. We are scheduled to walk our part at 10:30pm. Maria explained to me that the walk is through the night to represent the way cancer affects your life. You go from the dark and gloom of night, to hopefully the sun of morning! I will be walking in honor of my Aunt Cissy, who passed away just over two years ago from ovarian cancer, and Maria's grandma, who I am happy to report is cancer free after a battle with squamous cell cancer. Both amazing women! I will try and take some pictures of the night and post them this weekend. Until then...have a happy Tuesday!
PS: You can find more info on Relay For Life here.