There is no preface for this post. The March of Dimes helped save our kids and are in large part of why we are all doing so well today. We were fortunate enough to be able to walk in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies again this year. We had a much smaller team this year, but we were mighty!! :-) We got to walk with some of our favorite people from Mercy! What a treat that was. It must be so awesome to be part of that team and attend an event like this that they get to see the success stories that they were in huge part the reason for!
This walk involves lots of friendly faces, fun story boards that you get to see the "where they were" types of pictures for lots of children. Last year I made one for the twins, but didn't find the time this year. The end of the walk involves the "Avenue of the Angels." This is the hardest thing to have to walk though. What you see is more story boards, however of children that are now angels. You also see families taking pictures, remembering their sweet babies and hoping that some day every child will be born healthy! This is difficult for Nick and I to walk through holding our precious miracles who have been able to beat all/most odds. It really is a bittersweet moment.
Here are some pictures from our walk today. If you are ever looking for a good cause or a place to give your extra millions :-) ... think of the March of Dimes.
Yeah March of Dimes!!
We wore purple "leis" for babies born prematurely, and green "leis" for healthy babies. Purple for Birk and Addy, and green for Teegan & and all our healthy friends.
Aunt Whitney got to walk with us!!
Janet was one of our FAVORITE nurses in the NICU. She brought her super cute little guy Asa.
Like father, like son!
Thumbs up to Mid Iowa Fertility!
One day we will go from 500,000 premature babies born each year to .... NONE!
Nothing beats iHop after the walk.
Happy Mother's day week ~~~