The day dawned bright and crisp. Roger Williams Park in Rhode Island served as a gorgeous backdrop for Team Six Until Me. to make their second annual JDRF Walk appearance.
There were over 4,000 walkers this year and among them were my mother, step-father, Chris, Chris’ sister and brother-in-law, his adorable niece, oh, and a Special Guest:
Team SUM had the pleasure of Sandra Miller and her sister joining up for the walk!
Fresh from the blistering Wisconsin cold and recovering from a surprise party in MA the night before, Sandra made the jaunt to RI to walk with our team. And yes, as you probably guessed, she is as warm and gentle in person as she is on her blog. Funny, quick to smile, and fiercely passionate, Sandra and her sister were a much-appreciated addition to Team SUM. (It was cool watching her and Chris chat about “Uzi” and seeing she and my mother exchange hugs even though they’ve never exchanged words before. This internet is an amazing thing.)
We walked. We chatted. (Chris served as our photographer. Thank you, Chris!)
We saw Ronald McDonald. And I had this uncontrollable urge to hug him.