Today I attended a memorial service for a friend of mine, who lost his brother in law last year to cancer. Rob Mullany was an 11 year veteran of the Glendale Heights Police Department, a husband and father of 6 children. Rob was only 37 years old. Rob is a very well respected member of the community and made a big difference in the lives of many.
Unfortunately what Rob left behind is 6 beautiful children and a wife. One of the children is handicap, his name is Connor. Unfortunately Connor's disabilities make it very difficult for him to walk without assistance of a walker, to develop and mature as a "normal" child, or to possibly ever live on his own. Yet everytime I see Connor he has a smile on his face from ear to ear.
After church tonight, I told my husband that we really have alot to learn from this beautiful boy! Life is what you make of it. Don't sweat the small stuff! In Connor's eyes I always see joy and happiness regardless of his disabilities.
Life is too short to always be angry, life is too short to be unhappy!
Today, tell those most important to you how much they are loved!
The FOP Lodge 52 is sponsoring the 2nd annual Poker Run on August 12, 2007. A portion of the proceed will go to establish the Robert Mullany Scholarship Fund. The ride starts at Camera Park on Fullerton Road in Glendale Heights. Registration will begin at 9am and first bike out begins at 10am. The ride is approximately 100 miles. Ride fee is $20.00 for a rider and $10.00 for a passenger. Lunch will be provided. There will also be raffle prizes. Commemorative pins will be give to the first 75 pre paid registrants.