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Strength and perseverance, gentleness and meekness are not often found in a single person, but Lorraine Lewis is all of these things and so much more. Unbelievably, this sweet and unique soul passed away in the early afternoon of Saturday, April 25th 2015 and this world and every individual that she came in contact with will never, ever be the same.
The weather seemed to reflect our sorrow and her grandeur, as the Angelic Army of Heaven gained a gentle warrior! Like the artful angels that she crafted, Lorraine quietly, almost magically glided into our hearts and changed us while leaving a soft reminder that LIFE IS IN SESSION NOW!
She lived this motto and taught all of us to do the same. I can see her eyes dancing with love and encouraging everyone to live their lives to the fullest, be courageous and kind. I am grateful for her example, love, kindness, and strength. Her love for her family and her Ted will go on forever. May we all remember that LIFE IS IN SESSION NOW and live our lives in a manner that will reflect the way that Lorraine’s wonderful example has altered us. I love you Lorraine! Thank you for being the one and only…magnificent you!
The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anything for a Friend is a simple concept about human beings and our interconnection. We believe that humans have an innate desire to connect and help each other when someone is in need. However, most are unsure as to how to provide such help. Anything for a Friend seeks to provide an avenue through which family, friends and the community of someone dealing with personal tragedy can band together to show support. We believe that through the organization of a community fundraiser, both the friends and the benefactor are able to minimize much of the fear and anxiety related to personal tragedy and find satisfaction through such an event, ultimately benefiting the entire community.
My heart is touched on nearly a daily bases by the goodness of people and the warming acts of service that are done (in secret and otherwise). Most of these acts are done by folks who have lived long enough to recognize the uncertainties of life, the tenderness of hearts, and how fragile life can be. There are some who have concerns about the next generation..."they are too self involved", "they esteem things lightly"...I am hear to SHOUT with enthusiasm that this world is in safe hands with the rising generation. I was contacted by the Student Body Officers at Layton High School, asking permission to run a fundraiser for Anything for a Friend. I was touched by the thought alone and had no idea what they had in mind. I was lucky enough to be invited to their special assembly and saw, heard, and felt the genuine care and concern that this cute kids had for those in need. How do you express gratitude to a group of kid's who have made that world of difference to many...most of which they would call strangers. Regardless, this incredible Student body and my Alma Mater, raised $9,308.41 for those in need. Hug a teenager today! We are in good hands. THANK YOU FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART LAYTON HIGH LANCERS!