Then we got there. It was pitch dark on the football field and I couldn’t find her, but they were starting a silent walk around the football field in honor of the families and friends who had experience with cancer. There were luminaries lining the field, and there were groups of high school kids walking around the field in silence. It was a pretty spiritual and awe inspiring sight. I grabbed my husbands hand and we joined them in silence, walking the field, just experiencing the silence and the solidarity with the kids. I was so moved.
At the end of the walk, I spotted my daughter and ran up to her and we hugged and hugged and then her friend whose mom also had breast cancer ran up to me and said “Oh Mrs. T, I bought a luminary in your honor,” and I started crying but in such a good way. It was very, very special and very, very moving and all so unexpected. I love my daughter so much for bringing the moment into my life.