I am certain I have introduced you to my most fabulously delicious SIL, Mermaidelicious.
But if you have forgotten, here is her picture:
But this post is not about a picture of Mermaidelicious.
It's a post about love.
By now, all of you out there know that I have Crohn's Disease.
If you didn't know that, well you know it now.
If you don't know what it is, you can Google it.
Or you can just take my word for it.
But let us return to Mermaidelicious.
Do you know how sometimes you'll have someone in your life whom is hurting, or whom is suffering, or whom is just plain miserable, and you care about them so darn much, you just don't know WHAT to do?
Well, we haven't really talked about it, but I think this is how Mermaidelicious was thinking, oh about 18 weeks ago or so.
So with a most personal touch, she figured out a way to not only help me, but perhaps millions of others, as well as providing me with a visual, concrete example of her love for me.
Here it is:
Help for Hurricane Rojo
She's going to run a half-marathon in my honor.
She's never run one before.
And I assure you, that no matter how hard I tried, or how badly I wanted to, or how hard the world prayed....I would never be able to run a half marathon for Mermaidelicious or anyone else. But I can most certainly post her journey on my little, ole' blog.
But this isn't necessarily a fund-raising story.
Mermaidelicious and her husband, my brother, Two Fisted Chris, just moved across the country, permanently, oh say, 7 days ago.
This morning, Mermaidelicious will board yet another plane, and on a beautiful morning in Las Vegas, Nevada, surrounded by desert sand and sun, and survivors and strangers and supporters and loved ones, yes, on this date, Mermaidelicious will attempt to complete her very first Half-Marathon in honor of sick, little, old, ME.....Hurricane Rojo.
I'm not even going to try to put what I'm feeling into words.
To do so would be to dishonor her selfless action.
Instead, I will leave you with a montage of Mermaidelicious
Thank you, Mer.
I love you to pieces, and I'll always remember.