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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tomorrow is the day

Tomorrow is speech day. I have the speech written, and I've read it aloud and practiced it about 50,000 times because it started out too long and had to be cut down.

So far, I'm not very nervous, but I know I will get that way between now and 3 p.m., tomorrow. I just have to remember, "You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think," as Christopher Robin said to Pooh.

I started working on my speech Sunday night, but today when I was at my part-time job I noticed tomorrow's date. It's March 11, seven months since we found out that Jenna had died. I knew then that I had to rewrite my speech to reflect that, and I did.

I can't believe it's been seven months, and I can't believe I'm going to get to honor her memory by making a speech to change the laws. Please wish me luck that I do well and honor her memory gracefully and powerfully.

7 comments:

JenJen said...

Tamara,

You will be in my thoughts and prayers today as you face your fears, and remember Jenna today.

Break a leg :)

Jen

Niff said...

You are a fantastic woman and I know Jenna is very proud of you. :o) You'll do great with your speech - just remember to imagine everyone naked. lol *hugs* Good luck!

Mom to 2 boys +? said...

I'm thinking of you today. I am so proud of the initiative you've taken to make sure this doesn't happen to someone else. You go get 'em and I can't help but think Jenna is up there watching over you and is so proud you're her mom!! Good luck today!
Kara

Basha's Mama said...

Good luck today. My thoughts are with you!

Julie said...

Good luck!!

Jessica said...

Thinking of you today! I can't believe it has been 7 months either. What a great way to honor Jenna's memory. She would be so proud. GOOD LUCK

JenJen said...

I am so anxious to hear how it went today!