Jun 11, 2015

We Walk for Hope

This post is much later than I wanted it to be, but I had trouble choosing which pictures to use! 

The DC Walk of Hope was last Saturday, and it was incredible! Ben and I kept talking about what a difference a year makes - last year we were mourning Cece, and this year during that mile walk I carried our son in my arms. To say we felt humbled would be an understatement.

At one point I whispered to Parker, "these are your people baby, and you are our hope." (And then of course I started crying).

I thought about so much during the Walk - my fellow infertility warriors, all the people I know who have angel babies, Cece, Parker, and all the people who have lost hope. I know how that feels and I kept coming back to the thought that I would be their hope until they found it again.
I'm so grateful to have co-chaired this event with Ashley - I met her last year volunteering for the Walk and we simply clicked. We worked so well together and she has one of the most positive attitudes of anyone I know! Plus, her team ROCKED it this year - they were the biggest team, and raised the most as a team for the Walk!

I could tell you more about the Walk, or I could just let the pictures do the talking! (Side note: the rain held off and while it was breezy during the Walk it was pretty hot - tell me why I thought it was a good idea to wear jeans?!)
Barbara Collura - Resolve's President & CEO
Pre-walk yoga!
I think this face is when I was saying "are you excited???"

So many people walking for the cause!
One of my favorites from the day.
I am so so grateful for Resolve and I will absolutely continue to volunteer with them, and advocate until infertility is not only recognized as the disease it is, but the associated costs are covered by insurance companies nationwide.

A HUGE thank you to all of you who donated and who walked the day of, and tweeted/texted or messaged sending encouragement. Ben and I are so fortunate to have such an amazing supportive community around us.


Non Sequitur Chica said...

Looks like a great day! I keep checking Resolve's website for a date for Chicago's WOH and it still says TBD. Hopefully they post something soon!

Nora said...

This post gave me all the goosebumps! So glad it was a success all around, love that you were able to walk with parker, be hope for others and for all that you do for Resolve. You're a treasure.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Congratulations on co-chairing a successful walk! That is a big thing to take on as an expecting mom/new mom so you should be extra proud of yourself. I can definitely see how it was emotional to walk and think about where you were at a year ago mentally and physically compared to where you are now! I'm so over the moon thankful that your story took the turn it did!!

Lauren| www.everylittlemoment.com said...

Yay - what a wonderful day! I love your photos :) Congratulations on organizing such an amazing walk... and with a brand new baby!

Amber said...

So amazing! What a difference a year makes and I'm so glad you got to do the walk with your rainbow baby this year! XOXO

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