I first met Tina during the Dig Pink volleyball event. I was helping my daughter, Coach Fournier, to gather raffle items for the event. Tina and I worked together to collect items and sort them. She was such a fun person to be around even though there were times that her feet were hurting or she was in pain.
One night we decided to have a pre-drawing for the raffle items and Tina Helped me with this task. We became kindred friends.
I love the quote she listed on her blog about difficult situations pointing to our strengths instead of our weaknesses. I was going through a similar life event when I met Tina. Those words inspired me to be strong during difficult times.
Soon after Tina died, I built a horse barn not too far from Conway. I talked with Tina about it before she died. Before the sheetrock was put in place in the living quarters, I took a black permanent marker and wrote the quote above the entrance.
Even though I can no longer see the actual words I know they are there and remember that Tina and I were both entrusted to allow our strength to shine during unbelievable times.