Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just a Quick Update

It's a cold and blustery March day here at my house - snow is raging north of us in Wyoming, and west of us in the mountains, but not a drop of rain or snow has hit our parched ground here in our neck of the woods. In fact, the wind is taking away the moisture that we've put there ourselves - vanity, vanity, all is vanity, as Solomon would say (can you tell I'm studying Ecclesiastes??)

I just wanted to share the last two t.v. news pieces about David's amazing feat (see previous post if you don't know what I'm talking about!) Last I heard, the pledges and cash had risen above $26,000. He plans to do this every year, no matter where he's stationed or whatever he's doing.

I have to say I shed a few tears as I heard the one gentleman say he set his alarm and came out at 3:00 AM when he heard that David predicted that would be the hardest time for him. Randy, my brother, who you will see being interviewed, said this,

We had never met or heard of the guy before. He and his wife were there at the start, left and returned at 3:00 am with hot coffee, fresh fruit, sandwiches, OJ, choc milk... (note - chocolate milk is David's favorite thing to consume in prep for his runs - this was covered on a previous news clip and this guy picked up on it - so neat).
When they left later that morning, they asked Carol what they could bring in the afternoon. Carol asked for a Canadian bacon Domino's pizza. They showed up around 3:00 pm with 15 Domino's pizzas! And there are so many other stories. The event brought out the goodness in so many hundreds of people."

I hope you enjoy these:




grammy said...

hi, i enjoyed reading some of your past blogs. So neat about your nephew. The girlies are so cute (I call mine that too:o) We are waiting for rain or snow too. Thanks for the invite.

Mary said...


Congratulations to David. Wow! He's an inspiration to us all and even though he has never served overseas, he is also a hero. God bless him for his efforts.

In other news, Canada lost four soldiers in Afghanistan this week. Please pray for their families. They were all quite young. One died on his birthday.

Tell David that I think what he's doing is awesome. Others will follow his example and take up the cause.


A Hint of Home said...

Hi Dawn,
No, I have never heard of that piece before. I would love for you to share it. Let me know when it's posted.
We loved listening to him and have a book of his, also.

PEA said...

Hello dear Dawn:-)

Gosh, it seems like ages since I've been able to visit everyone, I'm soooo behind! Please know that I have now read all of your posts that I had missed so I'm now caught up with your news:-)

I've also just watched the videos regarding David's run...omigosh, Dawn, it's no wonder you're so proud of him! Such a wonderful young man, wish we had more like him in this world of ours. Absolutely awesome that he was able to raise so much money and I was also glad to see so many people there supporting his cause.

I loved seeing new pictures of the girls, the twins sure are growing fast! Also loved Care Bears bunny drawing...she's going to be a writer and artist for sure when she grows up:-)

Wish I could say that Spring was here as well...the snow has started to melt but we still have lots of it. Tonight they're saying we're going to have a freezing rain winter storm...ugh! Your Spring flowers are really coming up, mine are still buried under snow! lol xoxo

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Susan said...

Some people truly go the extra mile. It's always wonderful to hear about people who do. We got 1/2" of very needed rain yesterday.

Hootin' Anni said...

I was seeing on the weather channel about all the storms....they said it was coming to Denver...but you say, nothing yet?


Congrats to David.

Kathleen Marie said...

Wow, your family has heroes that are now famous! That is so cool! We are all proud!

Seems the snow skipped you and dumped on us! Ha!

Hugs and I tagged your for a meme ☺

Laurie in Ca. said...

This is so great and shows the kindness in peoples hearts in a world where everything is getting so crazy. Shows me I must keep my focus on the good that is everywhere if we only look beyond the bad. I hope you are all feeling well again and all sickness is gone for you. I love you. "Go David, Wonderful Job."

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Mary said...


Just to let you know, I live about six hours from Pea. She is a lot further north than we are.

Maine Mom said...

That is so neat that a guy went out to support David at 3am. That is so great that David met his goal and raised more money than expected. Amazing!

I love seeing the pictures of your flowers. It will be awhile before we see flowers here.

How nice of you to buy tickets for Kristen and the older girls to see Disney on Ice. You are so awesome!

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Dawn...regarding the marshmallow Easter Peeps...you and me both! Why on earth would anyone...ANYone consume those, it's beyond me.

And yes...I must say I hear about those Spring Breakers who help the needy, and more power to them. I wish ALL of them would just take one day at the beach and then, in return for our welcoming them...clean up the city and help those elders who need house work done or something.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Dawn,
"THNANK YOU" for your prayers and birthday wishes for yesterday. That really meant alot to me. "PRAISE GOD" I came thru the procedure just fine and there were no blockages in my heart. I did put up a new post this morning. "CONGRATULATION'S" to David. GOD will bless him for his efforts in what he is doing. Take care my friend and have a great Thursday. May GOD BLess you and yours,
Karen H.

Sharon Lynne said...

You must be so proud! That is amazing! What a good heart your nephew has.

P.S. I enjoyed the Paul Harvey stories you posted in the next post!