|Posted by soldiers-mom on December 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM|
The 2nd Annual MSN4LC Illuminate the Falls for LC was a wonderful success!!
I was joined by several of the Noise Makers on the Canadian side this year and there were also Noise Makers on the American side, too!
At 8pm the falls slowly faded from the vivid colors that had been gracing them all evening and the pure white lights took over. It was almost spititual. A quiet fell over our group and tears and hugs replaced the levity of earlier. As we all stood there watching the mist glowing with a ghostly yet magical white hue, we remembered all of those who have been taken from this world by lung cancer. We paid tribute to all of those who are here fighting today.
As the first illumination came to an end, we all went our separate ways for the evening. I wanted to get some photos from my room as I had a beautiful view of both Falls. And, much to my surprise, at 9pm, as the second Illumination began to unfold, we were treated to an amazing fireworks display. I had not known that the fireworks were going to be happening at this time of year when I planned this event so it was just an added bonus to what had already been a beautiful evening.
Thank you so much to Gary, Ray, Jason, Makayla and Barb for sharing this evening with me. And to all of you who witnessed the event from the American side, Thank you for being there!! AND, finally, to all of you who joined us online, a huge thank you to all of you for being with us and supporting this event~
This is my favorite picture of the night. Makayla looking to heaven for her Grandma <3