Tuesday, May 8, 2012

March for Babies

This was our 1st year participating in the March of Dimes,  March for Babies and it was a huge success! It was awesome to see how many family teams are involved and to know that similar events are going on all over the country.  Family teams are the heart of the March for Babies campaign. They are made up of friends and family members that walk to celebrate, honor or remember the babies and children who have touched their lives. Every team had a different story, a different NICU battle and a different outcome, but we walk together for the same goal......Stronger, healthier babies!!!

The day of the walk it was slightly overcast which made for perfect walking weather. Thanks to everybody who donated and walked with us! It feels so good to be able to give back to an organization who has given our family hope. We were able to raise close to  $9,000 for the March of Dimes, which made us the #1 family team for Spartanburg.  

For me, the walk was so much more than a fundraiser. It was a celebration! We are so lucky to be where we are today. There were so many days that I would have never pictured this as our future. Three beautiful babies leading relatively healthy lives. My prayers are answered thanks to the the March of Dimes and their lifesaving research on prematurity.

To my loving family and sweet friends,
 Thank you, for walking with us, for donating to this cause and for being my support. You have held me together during trying times, and because of that I have been able to be the strong mama my babies needed on this miraculous journey. For the first time, I can say I'm not scared for what the future holds for my children. We can handle anything because of our strong and loving support system. Thanks for EVERYTHING!