I want to be bigger than the sadness that this week will bring. It’s constantly looming over my head and I can’t shake it, but yet, I’m okay. Today and yesterday I have been feeling such peace and I’m not sure if it will stick around or not, but while it’s here, I’m going to embrace it.
One thing that Brian and I have decided to do this week is to officially form Team James and Jake again this year. All year long we wondered if it’s something we would do, but we decided that we would, that it’s our way of honoring not just James and Jake, but all families who have experienced something similar.
Last year, with the help of so many of you, we raised over $10,000 in just a few weeks. And that was amazing. But the most amazing part was being surrounded by loved ones that day, everyone walking (six miles!) for them and for us. It was such a sign of support and love that we still feel it every single day. Even those that weren’t able to be there, emails were sent in support of our cause that day of, it was beautiful. It was one of the best days of our lives.
So, this year, on April 26th, we’ll walk again, in honor of James and Jake, Lydia Grace, my nephew and niece, Jonathon and Grace, and Allison Jane…and so many other precious babies and their families.
I honestly CAN’T WAIT. I can’t wait to feel the love again, I CAN’T WAIT to spend the day and the weeks leading up to the walk doing this for them, I CAN’T WAIT to do our part to make a difference. And if you live in the area, you can join us and we’d love that.
Here’s hoping that the peace we are feeling continues…