Monday, October 24, 2011

Point + Shoot : Weep + Cry


 Celebrate - Remember - Fight Back - Hope

These pics were taken over the course of the 'Relay For Life' on the weekend.

I had the privilege of again participating in this amazing, inspiring event as a team member with my running group.
I also had the privilege of having a complete meltdown (as in ugly crying/hyperventilating/scary sobbing) in my team's tent when it all became too much.

I went all completely sooky-la-la this weekend, crying at the drop of a hat.
All. weekend. long.

Crying at the sight of my 'big boy' enjoying independent swimming lessons without me in the pool.
Crying when I finally had the guts to let go of something that has been getting me down on a regular basis.
Crying at the moving tributes to cancer survivors and particularly to those lost and so sorely missed.
Crying and absolutely losing my shizzle every time I ran with, or past, our friend who lost her beautiful daughter to that devastating cancer thief three months ago.
Crying at the commitment of this gorgeous man who completes the entire 24 hours solo in remembrance every year.
There's nothing wrong with being human every now and then.
My sore, red eyes are my reminder not to lose sight of what and who are truly important.
To live as though there's no tomorrow - because sometimes there isn't.
Northern Suburbs Running Group - winners of the 'most laps' award - yay!

Hope your weekend was a celebration of life too.

Linking with Lou @ Sunny + Scout's Point + Shoot

Shar :-)


danneromero said...

awesome! thanks for sharing....
i hope the crying helped you feel renewed....

Jane said...

Oh Shar. You are a star, my friend, for wearing your heart on your sleeve and doing something so positive about something so awful. My hat's off to you. my friend. J x

Michelle said...

I hope those tears have lightened the load and you are smiling now x

Me 'N My Monkeys said...

Awesome! Good for you.
Hoping a smile has replaced your tears! x

lisa said...

really enjoyed reading this post....thanks for sharing lisa

Alex aka WHOA MUMMA! said...

Aw - you just put a tear in my eye (it's contagious!). You are awesome!

dosweatthesmallstuff said...

Shar, this is a beautiful and heartfelt post! There's nothing wrong with crying those tears! They are out of love. Thank you for reminding me to celebrate life!

Miss Mandy said...

arrhh it bought a tear to my eye reading that.

Mama of 2 boys said...

Oh darlin, I would have given you a big hug, because you so deserve one. Some days are just like that and you were involved in a highly emotive fundraiser (I guess they all are). I'm attending my second pink ribbon girl's day/night in this weekend, held by a friend who's Mama has been battling cancer for 18 months. Evil mongrel of a thing touches everyone in some way.
Well done for your efforts Shar xo