Friday, February 25, 2011

My Thoughts on TNO

Recently I was asked to share my thoughts about Tommy's Nite Out for a mass email that is sent out by the Steering Committee. I know some of you may have already seen the below note. However, I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of how grateful and lucky Robyn and I are to call you our friends.


The last several months have been a little precarious with regard to pesky health issues. However, I am happy to say that I feel better than ever and am ready to continue moving forward. As always, my family, caregivers and friends put in great effort in helping me overcome these obstacles.

My family has been so blessed with the many people who have come together in good spirit to care for our family at this time. Tommy's Nite Out was a wonderful gathering of friends far and near...some who haven't seen each other in 30 years and some who see each other on a daily basis. Everyone was connected by past and was magical! Tommy's Nite Out was a blessing, completely unexpected. An anonymous guest commented that he did not believe in "the whole God thing" but that there is something special going on here...those of us intimately involved with the event choose to believe the Holy Spirit was hard at work that night. I was humbled by the experience and outpouring of love by so many known and unknown to me. Most off all, it was a heck of a good time!

My family is honored to know that those who took on this project ("the Steering Committee") have decided to put together a second Tommy's Nite Out. Additionally, we are grateful for those who have already begun to participate in Tommy's Nite Out II. We are blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives. Your love continues to humble me and I look forward to seeing you all on March 12th!

Warmest Regards,

"I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3