Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spreading Goodness

  Today on my Relief Society newsletter there was a quote from President Hinkley.  It said..

"You are good.  But it is not enough to just be good.  You must be good for something.  You must contribute good to the world.  The world must be a better place for your presence.  And the good that is in you must be spread to others."

   It was so appropriate after this week.  So much goodness has been given to us.   My family (The Jeppesens) and the Shaws are both from Brigham City.  We all attended Box Elder High School...and all the Shaw boys played basketball for the Bees.  Every year a group of men put on a Todd Morrison Alumni Tournament.  All of the proceeds from the event go to chosen families in need.  Some of you may already know, but the Shaws were one of the two families this year.  The other family was the Friedli's.  If you have't heard their story..grab a box of tissues and read their blog.  What a sweet family.   
  The event started on Monday and Tuesday night with benefit dinners at Sonora Grill in Ogden.  Mandy mentioned this in her last post, and thanked so many people for coming.  It was truly overwhelming watching so many of our family and friends walk into the restaurant to show their love and support.  Here are just a few pictures from the night... 

Dylan and Uncle Trevor

 Dylan with Grammy and Papa

Dylan and Mom

Ben Huff, one of the men who put on the event. THANK YOU!!

Dylan was so happy to see his cancer buddy Cyndi there!

The Friedli's & the Shaws

Dylan LOVED meeting everyone who came.  He was such a good sport to walk around, shake hands & talk to everyone.

Dylan & Lizzy.  Lizzy's family were the recipients last year.  She also had a brain tumor & is a darling brave little girl.  

  I wish I had some pictures AND video from last night at the actual basketball tournament.  If anyone has some will you email them to me??  After they introduced the families, the fathers both took a minute to say thank you.  I am pretty sure there wasn't a person there not in tears.  What a special night to be a part of.  You are all SO GOOD!  Not just good, but doing good.  You have blessed our lives with love & hope.  Your support and kindness means more than you will ever know.  Dylan was so brave and even took the microphone to thank everyone for coming, with tears streaming down his little cheeks.  The world IS a better place because of all your love and service for these two families.  I am so grateful I was able to watch and feel the love last night.  THANK YOU to everyone who played a part in ANY way.  


  1. I love so many people in those pictures! You are all such a huge part of our lives. Thank you Dylan for giving my mom some way to give a little bit back. So much sad in this world but so many good people.

  2. Wow. Thanks for posting this. I remember when Ben and Carol and their family were going through this last year and it's so great you were able to be recipients of the fundraiser this year. I keep Dylan in my prayers and his family and friends. He seems like such a sweetie and such a strong boy.