Monday, November 29, 2010

Bittersweet Happy Thansgiving..


Thanks to Slim Jims, Cheetos and Dramamine we survived the car ride to Atlanta. We had a great visit with lots of family and friends.

Bill, Cricket and I got up early Thanksgiving morning to run in the Atlanta Half Marathon and 5K. We weren't quite up for the 1/2, so we ran the 5K.

But it wasn't just any 5K, we ran in honor of Bill's nephew, Miller Nuesse, who died unexpectedly on September 20. (click on his name to read a great article that ran in The Atlanta Journal and Constitution)

It was such a special day and I was thrilled Cricket decided to run with us. By "us" I mean me. Bill left us in the dust and Cricket would have left me, but I threatened to cut off her candy supply if she did.


Miller was a special boy to all of us and we will miss him. Yes, I know he was 21 years old, but to me he will always be that sweet 8 year old boy.


Hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one!!



15 comments:

  1. I know that must have been bittersweet. I'm off to read the article now. It's hard to heal after such a loss, but what a wonderful way to remember him.

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  2. how awesome is this. so inspiring.

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  3. that is so sad but how wonderful for y'all to rally together and run for him.

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  4. I'm so proud of Cricket!! I know that was a hard Thanksgiving for the family. xo

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  5. So very sorry about the loss of your nephew. You all are so inspiring...(and great looking!)
    xx

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  6. i read the link...what a sweet, good boy. heartbreaking! sorry for the loss but i love that y'all ran in memory of him. xo

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  7. I am so impressed. And to think I was proud of myself for walking.

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  8. sounds like he was a wonderful boy -- much too young to lose. i'm so sorry. what a special thing for the three of you to do together in his honor.

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  9. cannot believe how tall Cricket is! And that is soooo sad about Miller- I don't even know what to say.....

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  10. I am sorry about Miller, I had no idea this had happened. I loved the article about him. What a tribute to a wonderful life and young man!

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  11. It's so sad, a good and handsome young man.
    What a terrible lost.
    Nice post, beautiful blog.
    Hugs from Brasil.
    Tereza

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  12. Sissy- what a sweet post. So glad that y'all were able to run as a family in Miller's honor.

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  13. Very poignant! I am so sorry about your nephew...

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  14. that was a beautiful tribute, sissy. so sorry for your family's loss. sounds like he was a wonderful person. our thoughts are with you all...

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  15. What a heartbreaking story! I love that your family ran for him :)

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