Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunday we did a 5K. The Walk for Fetal Hope. We walked with over 30 people on Caydens team and there were over 5 people who donated and didn't walk. I have done the calculations and we raised over $765 in honor of my boy. I am amazed and happy that we were able to get out and do something so positive and good. I made yellow bandanas with a butterfly and Caydens name on them for all of us walkers to be united and remember just exactly what baby we were walking for. We had family and friends and friends of friends come out to walk with us. It really does fill my heart. I made a sign to post along the race route so people could remember and I think my sign and the bandanas turned our really cool. We even ran into our new friend from Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. She was a friend of my cousins and when she saw my name on the request for photographer sheet she requested to come and photograph Cayden. It is so nice that we had and have more than just the link of my sadest day. And I even ran some of the way (sooo not a runner) and did run the last bit through the finish line.
I am sure my boy was looking down on us and thinking "way to go mom and proud of you" and that makes me happy. I am really thinking I might like to become a benefit walk junkie.....spose there are way worse things I could do.


  1. Awesome! What a wonderful thing to do in memory of your baby boy. I'm sure Cayden was there in spirit with you. *hugs*

  2. Oh Cristen! Amazing!! I love, love, love all of your signs, banners, t-shirts, bandana. How perfect. Cayden is most definitely proud of him Mama!

  3. What a sweet way to honor Cayden!