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Gerry Moors - an incredible person, an example of giving

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As the 2nd Annual Gerry Moors Golf Outing is fast approaching - June 18th to be exact - I was looking through my notes from last year's inaugural event.  I came across a note Maryalice had written me that gave insight into the heart of her father, Gerry.  It so impressed me to again see the tenaciousness, perseverence and generosity of her father...

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Top-Rated

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When I consider purchasing something new whether it be a camera, television, car minivan, or refrigerator I find myself asking everyone I know for their opinion.  I also have been know to search online for reviews and comments to help me make my decision. This also applies to services like carpet cleaners, lawn maintenance, house painters, etc.

In this day and age it is as easy as a click of the mouse to get thousands of opinions on these things and more.

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2nd Annual Gerry Moors Golf Outing

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The 2nd Annual Gerry Moors Golf Outing benefiting Inheritance of Hope will take place on June 18, 2011 at the Winding Hills Golf Course in Montgomery, NY.  Registration is open to all interested and can be completed on the Inheritance of Hope website by clicking on this link: www.InheritanceOfHope.org/golf

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Most Likely to Succeed

So...listen to this conversation from the backseat of my minivan the other day.  DSC_0087

Elizabeth: "Do I have any money in the bank?"

Me: "Yes, it is for college."

Elizabeth: "I plan on working really hard at the piano and soccer so I can get a scholarship for college. Then what happens to that money?"

Me: "You can use it for something else, like a car."

Elizabeth: (with wide eyes and big dreams) "Cael, what are you going to work hard at so you can get a scholarship for college?"

Cael: (with very little hesitation) "I don't really feel like working that hard at anything....I'll just use the money in the bank."

Are you kidding me?!?! Guess I'm going to have to keep working on that one.

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Half Century Club

This past week, I celebrated my 50th birthday, and to my amazement it was quite exciting...

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Stay-at-Home Mom

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I am proud to be a stay at home mom.  Over the past 9+ years in this role, I can honestly say I have kept very busy managing my home and raising my kids.  The past year and a half have been different with both kids in school all day, but I still manage to keep my days very full (grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, volunteer work, and IOH work).

My husband, Adam, told me when he was tucking Elizabeth into bed the other night she said, "Dad, I want to marry someone just like you."

Wow...what a wonderful thing to say!!! Adam was very honored and humbled...until she added, "then I can stay home like mom all day and just shop and stuff."

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A word from a Team IOH runner

DSC_0067Today we will hear from Grace Gerdin.  Grace has run with Team Inheritance of Hope in two events – the 2010 NYC Half Marathon and the 2011 NYC Half Marathon.  This year, Grace was the top fundraiser for the NYC Half Team – raising over $3,700.  As you will read, not only has Grace blessed families by raising funds for IOH, but she has also received a personal blessing by increasing her personal fitness level – which, in turn, has been inspirational to her children.

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Giving Life

I value life greatly.  Hopefully, you do too.  There is no question the life we have here on earth is often times far too short whether it is 40 years or 99.

It seems like, more often then not, we spend more time contemplating what we are going to make for dinner or what our next big purchase is going to be then we do on teaching our kids or loving our "neighbors".

Life is too short.

We need to be intentional about taking a moment to teach our kids about loving others.  Or, for that matter, intentionally looking for ways to love others.

We need to literally stop and smell the roses...or at least notice that they are there and that they are all unique and beautiful. Can you believe each one of us is also unique and beautiful? Yes, you!

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Cheerleader

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I actually have said, "One thing I will NEVER do in my life is a marathon....I have no desire!" I do, however, have several friends who have committed to running marathons for Inheritance of Hope and I woke up at 3 am and stood in freezing conditions for hours to cheer them on during their route.DSC_0022

 God created me to be a cheerleader.  I like to stand on the sidelines and cheer (LOUDLY and EXCITEDLY) for people.  So, why am I now signed up and training to run (walk) 26.2 miles???  Two reasons:

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The Passing of a Legend

No one has won the NYC Full Marathon as many times as Grete Waitz.  Waitz, 57, died this past Tuesday in Oslo, Norway.

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