Longtime friends, Monica, Sarah, Josh and Liz share a special bond of friendship with a story that begins more than 20 years ago. Like most of us fortunate enough to experience true friendship, their friendship has seen them through the thick and thin of life – from loss and divorce to new beginnings and life joys. After running the Marquette Marathon together a few years ago, they settled on the team name “Three Flowers and a Stem”. Now living in different states, as soon as they heard about the Fiercely United Virtual Run they knew they had to reunite their running team for the “Three Flowers and a Stem” relay!
Here’s the story of their inspirational bond of friendship and why running the Fiercely United Virtual Run is so important to each of them:
Chuckling over the 4-way text she shares with her friends, Sarah describes the “3 Flowers and a Stem” friendship as, “a rare connection, a fierce loyalty, a joint respect and love in its purest, selfless, most joyful form”.
“It’s always been about more than the miles,” said Sarah. “It’s a beautifully fierce friendship. One tough supportive loving stem and three grateful loving and bonded flowers.”