Spark of Hope #12 – A Sign in Numbers

Spark of Hope #12 On 11-11-11, Taira Baughman emailed me about being a sponsor for “Operation—We’re Gonna Love Them Through It.” In honor of Martina McBride’s newest album “Elevenwith 11 songs featuring “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” Taira founded the Operation Love Christmas project. This week I flew to Nashville, after receiving another invitation from Taira—this time to join Team Martina, along with Martina McBride to distribute stockings filled with 11 hopeful items for cancer patients. “11-type coincidencesclearly marked my path to Nashville:

  • Runway markers: 11 and smile signs, signifying 11,000 feet of runway clearance
  • My seat on the connecting plane: 11A
  • My take off time: 11:00am
  • The vendor truck at the gate labeled:Tara’s Elites” (like-spelling for Taira!)
Martina McBride, Taira Baughman, Maryann Makekau – Loving Them Through It “Team Martina” style!

Handing out stockings for “Operation—We’re Gonna Love Them Through It” beside Taira Baughman and Martina McBride exemplified a world filled with possibility and hope. Even in the midst of cancer treatment, Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!

Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!

4 thoughts on “Spark of Hope #12 – A Sign in Numbers”

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog very inspiring. It was an honor to meet you and pass out stockings with you. Love your book I will cherish it. I pray that I won’t be needing to read it to any of my students, but if I do it’ll help them immensely.

    1. Thanks Jeanne. When difficult journeys come, hope is the most powerful gift. Taking part in Operation Love with all of you was a blessing beyond words! I look forward to seeing you again, perhaps at another Team Martina event.

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