Monday, May 17, 2010

March for Babies 2010

I promise I haven't abandoned my blog readers! It seems like I have been so incredibly busy lately. We have had something going on every day for what seems like a month! But finally...things are kinda slowing down and I can come back to my blog. I apologize for the lag.

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, we had our 2nd March of Dimes March for Babies event. This is always so much fun for Tony and I and last year since it got rained out this was our first time actually getting to walk. Our team raised $2,020 this year which is almost double what we did last year. So awesome! Next year we already have big fundraising plans so we are excited to make this a tradition of doing every year. I was sorry my dad and step-mom had to miss this year due to a surgery my dad had to have, but we still had a good turnout and it's always cool to see new people joining and some of the "committed" from last year. Here was our entire team this year (with the exception of two girls)

There were flags along the walk to represent who you were walking for, both survivors and those lost. Here are ours.

And of course, this year we won Best T-shirt contest...again!

I think this is the most fun thing we can do to remember Grace and Olivia. It's amazing how many people come to this event. So many people affected by prematurity. It's both sad and heartwarming all at the same time. I get emotional when I see my group there. How many people come out to support us. I'm sure it will get easier with time but for right now it's still so hard to remember. I wish we didn't have to do this event. I wish I didn't even know what March of Dimes was. I wish I didn't have to share this with so, so many people who had to say goodbye to their tiny angels like we did. But I'm also thankful. I'm thankful for these people who can pick up the pieces of their shattered family to help others. I am thankful for those families who have lost their babies so that they can help me heal. I am thankful for Grace, Olivia and Betsy for helping my friends and family realize just how precious life truly is.


Jessica said...

Just came across your blog. I had triplets as well and lost one of my daughters. It looks like you do an amazing job of honoring your little angels. Your daughter is beautiful and love the shirts!!!