Sunday, October 30, 2011

A special event for a special lady!!

I have to apologize for how far behind I am on my posts, but we have been so busy!!! We just got back from an amazing week in Disney World!! It was so much fun and Jackson absolutely loved it!! We have so many pictures that it will definately take a couple of posts to get through them all. Also, with the help of Joe and Glo, we have been working hard to complete Beckett's room. It is pretty much done and looks amazing!! As far as this post, a couple of weeks ago, we participated in a 5K in honor of Gloria to help support the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory. Gloria has received several treatments there and is here today because of the amazing research done there. I had shirts made to commemorate the event and we all woke up bright and early Saturday morning to drive down to Emory for the race. Team Gloria included Gloria, Joey, Amy, Brad, Kiera, Mary, James, Jackson, Greg and myself. Through generous donations our team raised almost $2000!!! It was am amazing event and I couldn't think of a better person to honor by doing so!! Here is Team Gloria before the race!

Here we go!!! All smiles in the beginning of the race!

The stud of our group...finishing the 5K in 21:30!! Way to go Daddy!!

Next up, Brad and Kiera! Great job!!

Here comes Amy!!

Way to go Joey!! This was Joey's first 5K!! Although there isn't a picture to prove it, Jackson and I also finished the race. Unfortunately, as Glo was trying to take our picture, the camera was full!!

After the race, they had a little tot trot for Jackson and Mary. Here they are at the starting line!

Waiting patiently for them to say Go!!

They are off!!

My little stud running so hard!!! They all got little medals after completing their race. It was very cute!!

This truly was a very special race to honor a very special woman. Gloria, you are one of the most loving, kind, and talented women I know. We feel so blessed to have you in our lives. You continue to fight your battle with such grace and are truly an inspiration. We love you so much and will continue to do whatever we can to help you win your fight!!


Aunt Glo said...

What a beautiful team I had!! You are my "earth angel" and I am so lucky to have you as I walk down this path! The run was such a special day and for such a good cause! My prayer is that those sweet babies will NEVER hear the C word! I love you all!!!!!!!!!

Aunt Sarah said...

Congratulations to TEAM GLORIA! My heart ran the whole race with you all!!! What a great day filled with such great memories!

noni and granddaddy said...

I agree with Sarah, those of us who were not there were with all of you in spirit and love. What an amazing team for my equally amazing sister and family. God has blessed us with time to love and laugh, and I am praying for more of both!I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart, and especially the "earth angel"! I think we can all agree that Mary and Jackson make the most precious future marathon pair! Looking forward to moe pictures of the little pirate on Halloween!