Monday, May 2, 2011

A March for Babies.... and a Little Bit of Rain

Yesterday we participated in the March of Dimes-March for Babies walk.
This is an amazing organization which raises money to supports programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. They also fund research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies born too soon or who never get to come home. This was our first walk in honor of our son Jack, and I can say without a doubt that this will be a tradition I will continue every year.

Yesterday was such a mix of emotions. I was so touched, honored, and saddened to be there. Sad, of course, that Jack wasn't there with us, but happy knowing he was there in spirit. It was hard not to cry with every step I took, but I had some great people who helped me through it. It was also sad to see how many other lives have been affected by the loss of a baby. Seeing all of the memorial t-shirts, pictures, and signs reminded me that I am not the only person in this world who has lost a child, and sadly I won't be the last.

The forecast called for thunderstorms, so I was pretty sure we would get soaked. Thankfully, the weather held out, and it was actually perfect walking weather; warm, but not hot. Bright, but not ultra-bright.

And as we started the last mile, wouldn't you know it... a little bit of rain fell from the sky. Not too much, but just enough to remind me that the memory of my son is still very much alive, and I know he will never be forgotten. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to everyone for their support, contributions, and thoughts yesterday.

<3 Audra


  1. Walking with March of Dimes is something I've always wanted to do, since my mother had a stillborn baby in 1995. I really need to do this, especially since my company provides their software! :)

  2. It's such an amazing organization, and it was precious to see all of the little babies and toddlers there who were defying the odds because of the MoD. It's heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.