I caught the most amazing moment yesterday on video. I have been dreaming, and we have been working toward this goal for a long time.
It may only be a few shaky steps right now, but our Gracie bug is going to walk and run one day. These are BIG steps for her! Six days after her 2nd birthday, she decided she would go for it!
Speaking of steps, the Mercedes marathon was this past weekend. It was such an amazing time! On Saturday, they had the children’s run for all the kids who attend The Bell Center.
I thought Gracie may take a few steps holding on to my hands, but she walked the entire way!
She even made the news!
On Sunday, some coworkers and friends and I met downtown at 6 am and were bused off to different locations to complete the Mercedes Marathon relay! We did so awesome! It was freezing, but so fun. Our anchor, Paul, was finishing up his 8-mile portion to complete the marathon, and we all jumped in with Gracie and finished as a team. How amazing is it that they yelled her name as we were running (thanks for that, Ashleigh!)!
Thank you to all who donated to support us. We surpassed our fundraising goal and all of that money will go to The Bell Center so they can keep providing amazing care for these precious children!
The last few days have been amazing. Lots of steps for mommy in the marathon, and now steps for Gracie. I have cried more tears of joy in the last 24 hours over her small, shaky steps, than I have in a long time. Praise the Lord for our Gracie. She lights up our lives.
Gage loved wearing all of our medals from the weekend!
Tomorrow, we are having a little 2nd birthday party for her!