Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The end of the Rally

I promised I would tell you about our final day at the Rally in Louisville over this past weekend. It was awesome!

Saturday was the Good Sam Club Meet and Greet day. All states have representatives that volunteer and they were all set up around a huge table where folks could come and meet them and learn more about the activities within their home state, or others that they might be traveling in. I have no idea how many people were there throughout the day but it was in the thousands.

Monty and I were set up at our own table to meet and greet those who might like to know more about what we do. It was incredible! For 6 straight hours we were talking with people. Some had questions about what we do, others had thanks to give, others had volunteered someplace and wanted to share their experiences and others were interested in how they could get involved. We were overwhelmed with the thanks and hope there will be some who will be calling or emailing as soon as we head out on our next venture.

As we left at the end of the day we were mentally recharged and exhausted at the same time. It was all still rather unreal and although we aren't about the publicity it is definitely a way to get and keep the word out there that disasters aren't over with in a short time -- even if they aren't on the news anymore.

We thank all those who stopped by to see us, all those who lifted our spirits without even realizing it and all those whose smiles, handshakes and hugs melted our hearts!

Sunday morning brought us to the worship service and from there we were headed home. A mixture of emotions flooded each of us and we used the drive to sort through them. Even yesterday we were still thinking about all the amazing people we met and still wondering how we managed to win such an award and enjoy such a blessing?!

Tomorrow Monty will be conducting the funeral for his grandmother's brother. Another honor and another blessing!

Until next time . . . thanks to ALL of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For everything!!!!!!!!! Susan and Monty

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