Family Weekend at the Foundation
We went to Boise for more than just the marathon.
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation hosts Family Weekend every year.
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.
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.
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.