Yesterday we walked 20km for Sick Kids hospital. Our friends the Cleverdons joined us. I barely kept it together upon arriving. I really didn’t know how I was going to do this walk without my sweet Grace. I kept day dreaming about what it would have been like to walk it with Grace. I never imagined not for one second I’d be doing it without Grace. MacKenzie, Grace’s sister, rose the Courageous flag at the Opening Ceremony. –
Courage, the ability to do something that frightens you. Strength in the face of pain or grief. [COURAGEOUS FLAG IS RAISED]. Everyone standing in front of me today displays incredible courage. In times of heartache, in times of sadness, in times of hope and in times of reflection, let courage be the light that guides you. Raising the COURAGEOUS FLAG today is Mackenzie Bowen in honour of her sister Grace, who lost her battle with osteosarcoma in March. Mackenzie is surrounded by her parents, Greg and Andrea and Grace’s close friend Naomi. Thank you for being courageous.
There isn’t a second that goes by I don’t think about my Grace. I miss her more and more everyday. It has been 6 months and I just can’t believe this has happened. I can’t put into words the pain I feel without her here with me.
I love you Grace to the moon and back….and beyond.