Sunday, April 26, 2009

Marching for Maddie

Saturday we popped out of bed around 5:45.

"Wait, Mom. WHY are we up this early?"
You woke me up HOW early?

We were up that early to join Heather, Mike and about 75 of their friends in Maddie's honor at the March of Dimes' March for Babies.

Team Maddie meets up.
Team Maddie

After gathering, we headed over to the opening ceremonies, where we listened to Heather and Mike tell Maddie's story to the March of Babies' walkers.
Heather and Mike

Daddy and Em watching the opening remarks

The opening remarks ended and we headed over to the starting line, along with the other 10,000 walkers.
The starting line

Em was already pooped.
Em naps before the march

But she still showed her support for Maddie.
Em's stroller sign

Brent, Em and I were so honored to be a part of Team Maddie.
Brent and Em

And thank you to those of you who supported Team Maddie through thoughts, prayers and donations.

"That's the best thing about walking, the journey itself. It doesn't matter much whether you get where you're going or not. You'll get there anyway. Every good hike brings you eventually back home."
- Edward Abbey


  1. Seeing this totally gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. You guys rock!

  2. I know how blessed you feel to have known Maddie in your life, but I hope you know that you blessed her life with your laughter, smiles and support also. It breaks my heart to even remotely know her story, I can't imagine how her family must feel. You have honored her memory in such a powerful way, and I hope you know how special that is.

  3. OMG! Does she look like Brent in that top picture or what?

  4. I saw you!! I walked in honor of my daughter and in memory of little Maddie. My heart goes out to everyone.
    BTW, your daughter is too cute.

  5. Way to support your friends and such a good cause. Little Em is so cute in the first pic. :)

  6. It's so sweet of you to support your friend.

  7. aw that is so sweet. i love that all three of you went and decked out in your best purple :)

  8. You all are awesome.

  9. that first picture is priceless.

    i'm all teary now, just looking at the pictures of the walk. what a gorgeous day for it, too.

  10. So glad you were part of this amazing team! The family is blessed to have your support and love!