I wasn’t planning to get pregnant, but I did.
We never thought we’d find out we were having twins, but we did.
During that time, I wasn’t planning to become the happiest most grateful person on this earth, but I did.
I wasn’t planning on losing James & Jake.
But I did.
I never thought my heart could break into into a million little piece to never be the same.
But it did.
The funeral home, the memorial service, memorial cards, flowers, meals; I never thought those would be a part of my life. But they were.
I never thought my children’s ashes would sit on my dresser in my home. But they do.
I was JUST LIKE YOU, ONCE UPON A TIME. I didn’t know grief like I now know, I took my children and my pregnancies for granted, I thought that type of thing only happened to other people.
But that’s not true.
Tomorrow we walk for so much. For love, for hope, for missing, for dreams, for inspiration, for loss, for sadness, for gratitude. For life. We walk for James and Jake, Lydia, my niece and nephew, my dear friend’s daughter, Allison and for Madeline.
And for you. For you because you just never know what is going to happen. You never know when your life will be flipped upside down to never return to the place it once was.
By walking tomorrow, it is my goal to make sure you never know what you don’t know.
But just because you don’t know it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know about it. Donate to the cause. Appreciate the gifts in your life. Love with all of you heart.
I never thought I’d be part of a team, walking for our sons that would raise close to $18,000 in two years. But I am, and I’m so proud of that.