Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ranch Rodeo Benefit

Yesterday was another first for us. We had the privilege of setting up a booth at the first annual Ranch Rodeo benefiting Tyler Type One, an organization dear to our hearts. We were thrilled to see our banner the night before the event and it all kind of  "came together" in our hearts when we saw the name of our farm in big print. I wrestled with that logo for weeks, but it does look kinda cool on a banner.

The weather was absolutely beautiful. I'd never been to a ranch rodeo but it was interesting and I do believe I could compete in the sorting event. Okay, not really, but it was fun! If we could afford horses, I'd invest in at least five, one for each of us. They're smart animals. The concert by Dave's Highway was a real treat. The smell of the smoky grill whisping through the air was the proverbial icing on the cake. Providence Farm was at a "real" event! It was almost surreal.

Aside from the farm's involvement, however, we were all doing something bigger than ourselves as the purpose for the event went deeper than crisp October days in Texas, and the smell of leather and grilled hamburgers. Educating parents and their children who are affected by Type 1 diabetes was the primary goal of the event and I was moved by the stories Faith's Mom told of the journey they walk every single day to keep Faith alive. I was standing next to them when their faithful diabetes dog alerted Sarah that Faith's blood sugar was off. Sure enough, it was climbing even after an initial dose of insulin had been administered.

"It’s a war,
and if we don’t get up and fight it every day,
we’ll lose."
~ Sarah Wilson

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