In January, I participated in the Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Half Marathon. A company from Florida, Mena Shaw races, coordinated this virtual race for those of us who like to run for causes and wanted to do something for the families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. The race proceeds went to the Sandy Hook United Way, and as a virtual race, runners could complete the half marathon all at once, or over the course of several runs.
Today, I received my finisher’s medal in the mail. It’s a beautiful medal and will always have a special place in my heart.
My eyes still get teary when I think about the teachers and children who were killed that December day and those families whose Christmas and lives would never be the same. I pinned Taylor Elmore’s picture to the medal and hung it on my medal hanger in my home office/spare bedroom. I’m sure Taylor is watching over the angels that heaven gained.