Family Weekend at the Foundation

We went to Boise for more than just the marathon.

The Wildland Firefighter Foundation hosts Family Weekend every year.

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It’s a chance for families of the fallen to connect, to remember their loved ones. To celebrate their lives.

Of course we went to honor my uncle.

I also had a few people to meet at the Foundation since all anyone knew who I was was Two Little Feet.

It was truly a weekend I won’t forget.

I was truly touched that some of the family members knew who I was and knew my mission.

I had the privilege of meeting a few parents of the fallen I have honored, including some of the fallen that I had honored that day in the marathon.

I can’t put into words what being at the Foundation truly meant to me.

The best I can do is share some of the images I was able to capture while there.

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I took a couple minutes to find the markers of the fallen I have honored. I spent a few special moments with them.

I added purple heart rocks, because I truly only saw it the way it had to be.

We also let butterflies go, but since it was so chilly they weren’t in too big of a hurry to leave the area.

I was extremely honored when the Foundation presented me with an award for my efforts for Two Little Feet. I had to explain to everyone what Two Little Feet was all about and it was hard to keep the tears in.

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I am going to put it on the shelf that will be put right above my medal hanger. I absolutely love it. I am truly touched and this was something I was not expecting at all.

I will be back to Family Weekend, and probably the marathon for that matter.

I feel honored to be part of this family, to be part of the wildland fire community.

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Posted on May 22, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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