Yesterday was our 3rd Annual Walk to Remember for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness. It was yet another success!
This year we had approximately 50 people, which is nearly double the size of our first walk in 2007. I find it hard to believe it started with me saying "I wish there was a walk in our city. Maybe I could start one." Yes, I brag a little bit, but I can't help it, I'm proud of this achievement!
But, of course, I could not have done it without the help of the committee. This year, we had 3 new members on our committee and they were absolutely wonderful. In fact, I won't lie, I let them do more work this year than I did myself, because, to be perfectly honest, I wasn't all that sure I wanted to put on the walk this year without my husband.
In the end, however, I'm glad we went through with it and that it appears everyone enjoyed the event. The day was a bit chilly, but thankfully it did not rain, or worse... well, I won't say that forbidden word. The sun made a brief appearance when we released the balloons. I took that as a sign that our babies were very happy to have balloons to play with.
Planning for next year's walk will commence shortly. As we were packing up to go, the committee was already buzzing about ideas for next year, how we can make this bigger, better!
I would like to thank everyone who came this year, who helped made this walk a success. I would especially like to thank all the beautiful babies, and in particular, my babybear, for giving me a purpose in life.
Here are a few photos from the walk:
- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...