Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ellie's Girls

It was a rainy day as my Sister and I prepared to run in The Race For the Cure 5K this past Saturday.
Ellie's Girls is what our shirts say and that's who we are. We are Ellie's Girls! My Grandma Ellie. She is one of the most special people in my life and the most caring, considerate and warm & gentle souls...I could go on and on about how much I adore and love my Grandma.

It was terrible news to find out that she was also diagnosed with having breast cancer this past April. Since then she has had surgery and over 30 radiation treatments. Monday was her last treatment and she is doing very well.
It was an emotional race on many levels. Seeing the cancer survivors cross the finish line with a look of determination and strength in them brought tears to my eyes. A man in front of me was running for his loved one as his shirt read "in celebration of my wife." That made me cry. There were lots of shirts that said "In memory of..." Those made my heart ache.
Grandma Ellie was happy to know her girls ran the race for her. She giggled (she has the BEST giggle) when I told her about it and showed her the pictures. I know it boosted her spirit and made her happy and that's just what my sister and I had intended to do.

14 comments:

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aw, this was so sweet to read! How great that you ran the race in your Grandma's honor! My own grandma is my favorite person, and my daughter Gracie is named for her. I'm glad you grandma is feeling better and was able to giggle with you!

Jaimee said...

What a wonderful Granddaughter you are and what a great cause. So glad your Grandma is recovering well!

I posted about the Walk in our area a few days ago too. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware it was coming to our town...how could I miss it?!?! I KNOW!!!

Debra said...

What a great post. What a way to make your Grandmother happy.
Hope she is well.

esque said...

So nice of you and what a great way to honor your grandmother!

AmandaMay said...

congratulations! I am sure your grandma was so proud of you and your sister! What a wonderful way to honor her.

Julia said...

Aw man, hun, I'm crying! Oi! What a beautiful tribute to your Grandma's strength and bravery! What a memorable race for you and your sister.

Have a wonderful weekend, and send heaps of love from this little otter!

Dragonfly fine designs said...

What a great story, very inspiring. I did the 2008 Making Stride Against Breast Cancer, just last weekend in honor of my Aunt. It was such a great experience. I blogged about it as well. Sending your Grandmother lot's of bravery and strength.

Lois/Bag Lady Bags said...

Great inspirational story. It gave me the lift I needed during a difficult time. Thanks.

shells said...

That is too sweet - reading that bought tears to my eyes <3

Andrea said...

What a beautiful post. I'm so glad to hear that your Grandma is doing good. What a wonderful thing to do for her.

Ritch in Love said...

I'm so impressed with how cute you look after a race! I am a mess after 20 min on the treadmill!

AmandaMay said...

I hope things are ok with you - haven't heard from you in a while! Best wishes, Amanda

Genevieve said...

Oh, I love Ellie's girls! This post made me tear up a bit-warm wishes to your Grandmother!

paula said...

yeah for you! your grandmother has the most lovely name;) my grandmother was a survivor and my mom is one.