Time for a "Brother Post".
Today was an incredible day for our family. As has been mentioned in previous posts, September 25th was the date of the SteeleStrong BakeSale. Countless people spent many hours planning and organizing these events that took place i
n Utah, Colorado, California and Florida. We had all been looking forward to this day for a while now, and today, it was finally here.
I will admit, after driving home from Park City from my super fun job as a night security officer, I was quite tired when I arrived a
t the Bake Sale this morning. I was feeling a little loopy, which might explain my somewhat emotional reaction.
What a sight it was. Almost the whole Rite Aid parking lot was full. The tables were overflowing with delicious looking confections, and generously donated items. Family members, Ward members, and great friends of all ages were everywhere, working to make this
happen. And of course, there was orange. Lot's of orange.
I stood in amazement seeing first hand the overwhelming amount of support and generosity that was on full display. It was extremely humbling to say the least, to know that all of these great people had come together to support our family, and more importantly, my beautiful little sister.
It was humbling to the point that- I will be honest - I started to ask "Why us? Surely there is someone in even more need than our little family..." I mentioned this to my Uncle Erwin, who had an interesting thought to share. He said:
" Adam, THIS is Service. And sometimes we all have to take our turn to be served. "
Well, let me just say on behalf of my parents, myself, Rachel, Emily and Tanner...We got served today. In a huge way. We have been served in so many ways over the last few months. We have been carried. We have been lifted up by your kindness and strength, and made more capable to cope with the challenges we face.
To all those who were involved today, from the planning stages, down to the last cupcake sold...Thank you. You really have made a difference in our lives, and the service and love you have shown our family is greatly appreciated.
Here are some pictures from different Bake Sales that took place today! Check back for updates as there will surely be more to come from all of the different locations.
Also Check out the official SteeleStrong BakeSale blog by clicking their logo below:
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
OREM, UT - Rite Aid
Bake Sale + Yard Sale