More on Team Dorrell

by cecimadden

Sometimes, things in this world are so dark and mean that it’s hard to remember that people can be nice and giving, or that those ideals are even important anymore.  In fact, I felt funny simply writing Monday’s post, which was basically about a really nice thing that a group of us did on Sunday.  It felt odd that “we did something nice,” was worth reporting.  But it is.  There was a fun camaraderie as we ran the race on Sunday, and after the race we also held a fundraising dinner for the Dorrells, and so many more people partook in that event (running vs. eating…what would you choose?).  To see everyone gathered together simply in the name of supporting our friends was really something special.

If you’ve had a chance to read more about the Dorrells, you’ll know that it would be trite to say that they’re they kinds of people who do nice things all the time.  What they do for others, like building wells in Haiti for example, is about much more than being nice or feeling good.  It’s important, practical work that makes a difference to a lot of people.

I’m not going to continue going on and on about how great we all are: the Dorrells, their friends, my family, etc.  Seth has cancer and that sucks.  I guess I just want to say that the past weekend was a reminder that friendship is so, so important.

Also, this is one of my favorite photos of Rachel and Finley Dorrell:

If you’re motivated to pray for the Dorrells please do.  I hear it helps.