I had the honor and privilege of being with the beautiful families who attended the second annual Brian Moorman P.U.N.T. Foundation’s Remembrance Weekend in Ellicottville, New York. Where’s Ellicottville, you might ask? Well, it’s a long way from Los Angeles, but man oh man is it gorgeous! Snow on the mountains, golfers on the greens, and us in a ski resort with breathtaking views!
Brian Moorman was a 13-year punter for the Buffalo Bills and moved to Dallas to be the kicker for the Dallas Cowboys, where he currently resides. On May 2 and 3, my husband, Wendell, and I spent a beautiful and meaningful weekend with many families from New York who had all lost their children of various ages to cancer. I opened early Saturday morning by giving a PowerPoint keynote address, with the beautiful faces of love and sorrow sitting before me. Of course, Wendell and I understand not only the journey of losing a child, but of losing that child to cancer.
As the weekend progressed, tears were shed, laughter was shared, and the room was filled with love and joy. I had the honor of being invited into the lives of mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends, foundation volunteers and employees who are all taking the grief journey together, and what a life-altering weekend it was.