Live Like Lizzie Challenge!
Lizzie had a bucket list that, sadly, she did not get to complete. Her mom, Dianne, has been posting on Lizzie's blog. She has challenged us to Live Like Lizzie by picking an item on Lizzie's bucket list to complete in her memory.
Look at the things she was not able to do. Pick one or two or more and do them! Report back to the blog so Dianne can update the list or email her at email@example.com....
Dianne wrote, "Alex and I chose to go on the swamp tour because Lizzie wanted to see alligators in the wild. We tried to cross off the tickle a penguin, but couldn't get tickets to the penguin adventure. Chrissii, Kyle, and Alex are planning a sky diving adventure in honor of Lizzie."
The complete bucket list can be viewed on Lizzie's blog http://thelifeandtimesofgrimlizziepapa.blogspot.com/
This Friday, May 2nd, is the Angelina County Relay for Life on the track behind Lufkin Middle School. There will be a Lap for Lizzie! If you want to participate, meet her mother, Dianne Morgan Schmidt, at the stage area at 6:45 pm.
http://thelifeandtimesofgrimlizziepapa.blogspot.com/ Lizzie's mother, Dianne, has begun posting on Lizzie's blog. She shares her heartbreak at losing her precious firstborn daughter, her struggles at adjusting to life without her, and memories of a life cut too short by a terrible disease.
Pick up a copy of the February Journey magazine available all around Lufkin to see a feature called "Lessons from Lizzie." There are two pictures of Lizzie by herself and one with her sister, Alex, and one with her dad, Travis. There are two pages of Lizzie's quotes, including this one: "Instead of wallowing in my own self pity and mourning my own losses, I choose to focus on the positives. Without this illness, I would never have been able to make an impact on so many other people's lives."
And you're still making that impact, Lovely Liz.
Michael Mendoza made this wonderful video of Lizzie telling her story in her own words, starting at about 2:30 after Michael's intro and some silly faces made by Lizzie. Hear in her own words her decision to live "quality over quantity." What an amazing young lady...
Lizzie loved music! In her honor, we post this video by Chris Tomlin. It's for those of you who are hurting even while you are celebrating her new life in heaven. May you find comfort in the lyrics. "...I will rise when he calls my name, no more sorrow, no more pain. I will rise on eagle's wings; before my God, fall on my knees..."
The Lizzie Wallace Memorial Scholarship has been established with the Lufkin High School Alumni Association. Donations may be mailed to the following:
LHS Alumni Association (LHS AA)
P.O. Box 150837
Lufkin, TX 75915
You may make checks payable to LHS AA and write "LIzzie Wallace" on the memo line.
A celebration service to remember Lizzie's remarkable life will be held on Saturday, January 18th at Lufkin's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Bremond, at 2:00 pm, with a reception to follow at 3:00 pm.
Copied from Lizzie's aunt Stephanie's Facebook page:
"To all our dear friends. Our Sweet Angel Lizzie went home this morning. Thank you all for your love and support to Lizzie and our family over the past two years."
Please pray for Lizzie's family during this difficult time. Praise God that Lizzie is no longer suffering and is walking those streets of gold!...
Information regarding her celebration service will be posted soon.
Copied from Milagros Facebook page: You guys did it! Now this is so sweet. We asked to raise $1550 for Lizzie Wallace's January stay at The Joseph House. I just now counted and re-counted. At the end of the day, we had taken 116 orders for Milagros Chocolate Cobbler kits at $12.50 each...We received an additional $100 in donations. The total is EXACTLY $1550....not a penny less, not a penny more. Now that my fb friends, is a "milagro". Loving that Team Lizzie Wallace and lovi...ng all of you especially that helped spread the word. We will be making the last of the kits early in the morning so you can pick them up before 4:30 tomorrow if you want to give them as gifts...And for those of you picking up after Christmas, not to worry, we will hold them for you. Thank you for letting us use Milagros as a voice for Lizzie; thank you for giving....I am so thankful to God for this lesson in faith....one more time. Merry Christmas all. I think I might go cry now...lol
Casa Morales is showing Lizzie some love! The restaurant's location at 1005 S 1st in Lufkin is donating 100% of proceeds from the newly named Lizzie Wallace Plate to The Joseph House! The Lizzie plate has three enchiladas, rice and beans and costs $7.49. This fundraiser will last through December 31st, 2013.
Muchos gracias to our friends at Morales!