I was wrong.
There sometimes comes a time in a friendship, where they really become part of your family. They hurt when you hurt, cry when you cry, and never judge you in your weakest moments.
One of those friends made this picture and posted it on my facebook wall, so that when I woke up, I would see it and know that it wasn't just me knowing what today was...
Many tell me they are inspired by me and my strength, although I don't feel strong. Many say, they wouldn't have been able to go through the pain and heartache we have and continue to go through.
I would have said the same thing.
But you have to know that your children would not want that for you. They would not want you in bed all day, crying and suffering. They would want you to go on living.
So that's what we do.
But we had to take it a step further.
As many of you know we have created a March of Dimes team in the loving memory and honor of our three children in Heaven, Devoted to Dylan. We started our team in 2012, and have walked the last 3 years. We have people walking all over the country (as you can join our team, and walk in your hometown!) wearing Dylan's (and now Taylor and Noah's names) proudly. Reminding Patrick and I that we will never be alone, and that our children will never be forgotten.
Over the last 3 years, we have been recognized as one of the top teams in our city, state, and even in the entire country. In our 3 years, we have raised $89,000 for other families and babies to have a healthy start. This year, our goal is to raise $11,000 as that will bump us up to raising $100,000 in honor of our children. Can you think of a greater gift?
If you have walked with us before, please walk again.
If you have thought about it, but didn't feel strong enough, please try again this year.
Please tell people about Dylan, and our team to help raise awareness of the March of Dimes and to help families become more educated on safe pregnancies and to help give all babies a healthy start in life.
Please visit our team page here, and sign up to walk with us or to donate to the cause. All donations are tax deductible, so print and save your receipt! Please help us reach our goal of $100,000 for babies this year and be apart of the team that did it!
We are also trying desperately to find a location for our big Kick-off Party Silent Auction. If you know any restaurants, or managers that would be willing to have us, please let us know!! We are also looking for auction item donations!
Please also share our blog! Post to Facebook/Twitter, tell you friends and family. Please help spread the story of the little boy who changed our lives forever, and who's light continues to get brighter with every passing day.