As I told you...I have pictures to share with you from our walk today for the "March Of Dimes". I took my oldest son along (who also happened to be my premature baby...born at 36 weeks) and we had a great time! My team member (who was also fundraising with me) was in the hospital. She gave birth to her first daughter this morning (she already has two boys)...so she obviously wasn't going to be walking with us! A HUGE congrats to her!! She delivered a healthy 5 pound, 12 ounce darling baby girl into the world, who I can't wait to meet!
I was moved to pieces by the family that was chosen for this year's walk. They lost their daughter at 24 weeks...I was pretty much choking back tears through the entire experience. If you've never done a walk like this before...you might not understand, but it's truly emotional and such a blessing to be able to support such a great foundation! I was also remembering & reliving in my head, how it felt to leave the hospital without my baby (he had a 5 day NICU stay). How much deeper some other's there had experienced longer stays, more severe disabilities or setbacks with their children or even the loss of their baby. This foundation truly makes a difference for parents & these precious lives!
I loved how families truly came together to support one another with t-shirts and emotional support for this walk.
This is definitely something I would love to raise money for again next year!
I was a little bummed that I didn't get a cool t-shirt (only for people who made PERSONAL donations of $200 or more), but my son got a pom pom for cheering us on and that made his day. And hey, I got to spend the day with my sweet son and even HELD his hand while we were walking!
Thanks again to each and every one of you who opened up your hearts and wallets and sponsored me to walk for such an awesome CAUSE!