Hey there little Sammy,
It's been awhile since I've posted on your blog. This is why...
We've been working like crazy lately. We recently decided that for sure we were taking you to Now I Can. Once the word got out, we got fundraisers like crazy going on. We did a restaurant fundraiser at Chevy's. It was a hit. Diane Black started researching, and then creating, a 5K for you scheduled for May 21 (the day after my birthday). I can't think of anything I'd rather do to celebrate my birthday than run for you. Sweatin' for Sammy. I like the ring of it. I came up with it after Daddy said he wanted something fun and with alliteration. That was the first thing that came to my mind -- after Sauntering for Sammy, but I wasn't really serious about that one. Don't worry.
Scott Emert -- you don't know him but Uncle Ted played soccer with him for years and so, I know him too, is putting a fundraiser together for you while we're in Michigan this June. He, Jason Emerine, Scott Wickham (who I had a crush on back in the day -- and now he's doing this for me...strange really) and some other guys are putting a silent auction together. It's pretty incredible. Their new goal is to earn enough money to get you to Now I Can TWO times.
I've been overwhelmed with the ourpouring of love.
On Thursday, when I dropped you off at Scribbles and Giggles, Ann (manager) said, "She must bring you all so much joy. Look at her." And you know what? You do. You bring us so much joy. And what I have discovered is that what I thought I knew -- that you bring joy to others around you -- is actually true. People want to do so much for you because you do so much for them, in your little way. You are great, Samantha. And sometimes I stand in awe that you are mine.
I love you.