Friends of ours who went to live overseas, said to those of us sending them off, that we were the ones holding the line on the other end for them. I loved that thought! And, as an artist, the idea that I hold one end of the drawn line as they “draw” the lines of their journey, fascinates, inspires, and touches me deeply.
This is what I envisioned this past Saturday, as we Walked for a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes with our daughter Maddie. ALL of these people, the long ribbon of folks ahead of and behind us, hold the line for her and for every Type 1 child and adult who lives with this disease. We were ALL connected that day. All of us joined together by one single line… a HOPE for a cure for juvenile diabetes.
I thought how, for me, this line begins with my daughter and connects to me, my husband (the one carrying the young girls’ jackets:), Maddie’s cousin Zoe, our friend Anna, and all of you! You who have sent donations (over $500!) and well-wishes and cheers of support for our girl.
Thank you for holding the line for my Maddie! Randy and I are deeply grateful to all of you! Merci.