when my baby sister told me that she was running the marathon, i knew that i wanted to do something to help encourage her.
an idea hatched inside my (smallish) brain: what if there were a number of posters with different song lyrics that meant something to her, and they were strewn all along the marathon course in succession?
& so it began--
i hadn't really planned on doing as many as i did. but the idea seemed to grow, much like a fungus. only more musically-savvy.
i asked her to give me a list of songs that she's always loved or that she currently loved, and i started busting out my stash of ginormous sharpies every night. (they smell so good!!)
we started about mile 14 with THIS song:
of course, there HAD to be THIS song:
& THIS song:
we also paid tribute to the man who has an insane gift for saying his own name in each of his songs (x 3):
we ended with THIS song:
by roughly mile 23, we pulled out the big guns--
madeleine & baby cole would certainly entice her a few steps further:
as well as our catties:
(btw: megan HATES dave & martin. she has never even held those wonderful, loving little felines--which is the real tragedy in our books. we thought this might make her smile.)
neal as a naughty boy-scout leader was REAL MOTIVATION:
& we ended with the best card in our deck:
all in all, it was a lot of work, but worth every moment. i love all of my sisters and would do anything for them--i know that megan felt me cheering her on.
while wishing somebody would put her down like a horse ready for the glue factory about mile 18.....
i AM retiring my poster skillz for a short while, though--my hand hurts.