Monday, October 17, 2011

Walk To Remember

I am your God.
I will strengthen you
and help you;
I will uphold you
with My righteous
right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

This past Saturday was Walk To Remember here in San Antonio. I didn't have any plans to attend nor did I really have any idea that San Antonio had one until I was inspired by Mary and Katie. They both did blog posts about attending their local Walk To Remembers and so I searched and found out about ours!

The organization did such a great job putting it together! They had all sorts of different stations where you could do crafting types of things in which to remember your child. We did do a couple and then I started to get a little too emotional.

A quilting square that Graham and I made together

We got a couple of things done and I signed up to receive information for some different bereavement groups in the area before the water works started :(. Once I caught a glimpse of Graham and Grady's faces, I knew that being there and seeing me so upset just wasn't worth it anymore for us to be there. We headed out early.

I do have to say though, it was soo wonderful to see soo many families and to know that Bobby and I are not alone in what happened to our family. So many other families there had cute t-shirts on that they had made to commemorate their special child and tons of other Momma's there were either pregnant or had brand-new babies with them like we did! Despite my reaction to the event it really was a positive and uplifting day to so many others!

Before we headed out we grabbed some t-shirts for ourselves and we all got wrist bands to wear. The boys were especially excited about the bands!

We will for sure be going back again next year!


The Anglin Family said...

Glad you got to go;) the only one we had in our state was where Katie is, and she lives 3 hrs away but I was wishing we could go.
I can only imagine how emotional it was for you, ESP being her bday and having a newborn. I prayed for you this weekend. Hugs!

The Mama said...

I can't even begin to understand how emotional that must have been for you. Prayed for you all weekend, friend!

Mary @ VivalaVida said...

How great!! You know after you mentioned about wanting one near you, I went to the M.E.N.D. website to see if there was a chapter near you, but didn't find one :( I'm glad there are other organizations that actually put it together. If you're ever going to be in the Houston area you are more than welcome to sign up for the one here. I know there will be a Christmas ceremony as well on December 3rd. We won't be there :( But you can definitely sign up if you're in the area :)

I can already imagine how you felt at the event. I went from being happy to see people, to feeling sad because of the reason we were there. It was a constant battle with my emotions.

I'm so glad you were able to find a Walk to Remember. Thinking of you!! said...

Lovely to see your photos... was thinking of you and Caroline over the w/end. Love to you all xoxo

Amy said...

What a very cool idea. I'm glad you could attend even if it was only for a little while. I still can't believe you have 2 BOYS!!! Eeek!! Love you guys!

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