Thursday, February 12, 2009

The big race!

Today was The Bell Center kids race at Samford University. This kicked off the festivities for The Mercedes Marathon on Sunday.

This is tough to write, but it was much tougher to be there.

I struggled to hold back the tears throughout the race. To have been told that my baby would never walk and then to see her cross the finish line in a race, was more than my heart could take.

Not only Addie, but you should have seen the other children. It was such a beautiful sight!

Last year, Julien pushed Addie in a stroller for the race. This year, she walked.

All the praise goes to our glorious God! Thank you all for your continued prayers! Your prayers and support of our family is making the difference!

Isn't she beautiful? How I managed to make it through the race without the tears streaming down my face, I do not know...I can't stop them now.


Aunt Nonna (Rhonda) said...

Aunt Nonna cried! I am so proud of you Sweet Girl. I'm glad we were able to be a part of today! The weather was perfect & so were you! Great job!


Anonymous said...

Jenn, you are certainly not the only one that is crying now. I have never been more proud in my life of such an accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

For next years race, do you have any idea of people can volunteer to work at the race? I think that it would be such a great experience to witness and help with! Thanks

Polly & Steve said...

Yeah Addie.....We are so proud of you! Great Job!

Hugs and Kisses

Anonymous said...

Addie-you are granny's little angel. I am so proud of you!!! I cannot stop crying tears of joy. Thank you Julien--with your help, Addie has accomplished so much. Love and kisses!!!