Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, February 21, 2010


what an awesome experience i had today...i wish that i could somehow put into words what i felt while i was out in state college today. i laughed. i cried. i bounced. i stood. i swayed.

seeing these kids (young adults actually) at the tail end of a 46 hour dance marathon was mind-boggling. the sights. the sounds. the smells. (what could you expect after 46 hours of non-stop dancing...)

i learned a lot today about how thon is run and all the time and energy that goes into such an event...and event that i am sure megan will be a part of each and every year she is at PSU. i was so proud of her (and all the participants) today.

they exceeded the $$$$ from last year...WOW.

they shared stories...both encouraging stories and sad stories.

they showed more LOVE and COMPASSION for these kids than i could have ever thought was possible. FTK was the chant of the day...FOR THE KIDS.

well...i could go on and on and on but tonight i need to get my "other" kid ready for a service trip to new orleans. kelsey flies south tomorrow to help build a house or something. these dewalt kids are exhausting me...but this proud mom isn't complaining.

pray that they have a safe flight down and have a very rewarding and fulfilling trip. meg went down last year and absolutely loved it. it is hard work but so rewarding-especially when you get to meet the family that you are helping re-build.
ashley made it home safe from her solo trip to berwick...even swung by bloomsburg university to check out the campus...go huskies (1984 graduate). my babies are starting to look at colleges (am i that old?)...i guess if she doesn't choose PSU i can't complain about her picking is a great school.

thanks for checking in



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy, It is wonderful that your girls are willing to volunteer and serve and you are able to provide such lifetime experiences for them.

It was nice to speak with your folks and brother at church briefly while visiting in Berwick this weekend; everyone looks well!


February 22, 2010 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a lot to be proud of Tammy. It was good to see Ashley this weekend. She is doing well. Have a great week.
Praying for you guys and will be praying for Kelsey.
Jim and Judy

February 22, 2010 10:53 AM  
Blogger Katie Dewalt said...

Great kids, Tammy!
Kudos to you and Tim!

February 23, 2010 1:37 AM  

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