Lexington, NC

I’m flying home from Lexington North Carolina and I am watching Meryl Streep in the role of Julie Childs. I think that Ms. Streep would have been or could be a wonderful designer. Ms. Streep knows a lot about details and it is in the details I think that we find ourselves. It’s the little things that we do that tell others, show others, and allow others to see who are.

Theresa Christie is a schoolteacher. She was teacher of the year. She has 3 children and a wonderful husband. Theresa also has stage 4 cancer. Its in her colon and has spread to other parts of her body. She is receiving chemo to slow the cancer.

Now as sad as this story is, and it is sad, it also is a story of hope and that hope lies in each of us.

It’s been 2 months since I wrote the few paragraphs above. It’s been so hard to finish this blog. I don’t know why. Of all the builds and stories this year I find the Christie family’s the most difficult to write about. Maybe more than any other story this has touched me the most. I will let the editors of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition tell the story as they do so well. So, please watch.

Tracy and Ed were in Carolina with me this week. Ed and some of his volunteers built a beautiful dinning room table for the family made from the old porch. Tracy took care of the Brittney’s room; she is 12 and loves Paris and dancing. I took care of the twins McKalla and McKenzie their 5 yrs old.
We had some help this week, Jewel and Ty Murray stopped in for a couple of days. Jewel sang a beautiful song called Hands. She truly has the voice of angel. Ty Murray did a lot and all within 8 seconds 😉

Just let me say again that being in that beautiful living room with the Christie’s and Jewel was an experience I will never forget.

On a last note: To the wonderful 3 teachers that helped me all week Christy, Christy, and Crystal I can’t thank you enough.