Okay, so maybe I didn’t walk but my friends and family did. They walked for James and Jake and it moved me to no end.
And it will continue to move me for days, weeks, years to come.
Somehow, there was no rain. The day just felt like a celebration. A celebration of life and of lives changed by these sweet babies.
I hope they can feel the love. THE LOVE FOR THEM IS SO BIG.
Before we left for the walk yesterday morning, I was nursing Elijah and Anna and Noah were ready for the walk with their shirts on and their teeth brushed, their tennis shoes laced up and Anna said “today feels like Christmas, I’m excited like Christmas.”
And in that moment I thought “we have done something right, so right.”
Later in the day, Noah said to his Aunt Amy, “I wish I could have seen James and Jake born.”
And still I know that we have done something so right. I want Anna and Noah to wish that, I want them to remember them and know that they have the sweetest little guardian angels. I believe they know this. I hope they know this.
And I believe that we are so lucky to be surrounded by so many people who love and care about LIFE. So many people who understand the fragility of it all. It could all be gone tomorrow … what did you do with it today?
Not just the people who were physically with us on Saturday morning but also YOU. YOU who dug into your pockets and helped Team James and Jake meet and exceed it’s goal for 2010. All of you who have supported us and the March of Dimes… THANK YOU.
You helped to make this day glorious.