Saturday, July 21, 2012

Race Day

It was a perfect morning for the race. I was so worried we would get too hot, but we ran mostly in the shade, so it was nice. There were over 150 runners, and that's great for a first race!
 Sweet brothers early this morning
 This banner has all the names of babies or children who were being honored in the race. See Reese's name?
 Me, Jason & Mandy
 Team Reese

Jason and I are just so touched! We love each one of these faces, and know there are many others who wanted to be with us today.

I love how a race gives our friends and family something to do to show they love and remember Reese. I have no doubt they do, but everyone is so different and it may not always be easy to talk about her. They can do something like this, and it speaks volumes!
 Fam pic ; )
 Me & Jennifer
 Me & Shannon
 Amberley & me
 the Smiths
 Mandy pushed the boys so Jason and I could run. Thanks, Mandy! She said Zach kept asking her to go faster. Ha!
Me & Lisa
When I first heard about the race and shared it with ya'll, I was really emotional about it. I was thrilled there was something we could do to honor Reese, but I hate that we even have a reason to do it. It's refreshing to have something so positive to focus on and put my energy into.

I am already looking forward to next year! Bring it.

You will be delivered by returning and resting; your strength will lie in quiet confidence.

Isaiah 30:15


Sara said...

What a great turnout to honor everyone! Is that the Slaughters in the group pic? Roy is the SVP of the group I work in at Tyson:)

Tesha said...

WOW Awesome, I am so happy to see it went so well. You are a true inspiration!

Carrie said...

It was heartbreaking for me to see all of those names on the banner, but what a wonderful way to remember those sweet babies!!

Theresa said...

Just awesome Katie. All of the pictures are great, but I really love the family pic. You do such an important job of showing people that you can and must go on after a loss. Very inspiring :)

Rochelle said...

I was so happy to have a special way to honor my friend's daughter and I can't wait for next years race! Sorry I didn't introduce myself!

Mer said...

Aww Katie!!! What a treasure! I LOVE all the pics. Can't wait to catch up. What a perfect way to honor Reese:)

Kari said...
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Kari said...

Katie, what an awesome way to remember your sweet Reese. I too, lost a daughter 2 and a half year ago and would love to do a race to honor her and raise money to help research the condition she had as there is still very little known about it

The Crowder Family said...

What a wonderful and sweet thing to do for precious Reese. I love that the whole family was involved.

Melissa said...

Love!!!! That is about all I can say Katie!!


Ashley said...

Looks like so much fun, awesome turn out! You are just so beautiful.

Kim said...

Hey Katie...

I am so glad it went so well! Like you said, what a wonderful first race!! I may just have to come up and run in next years race! Not joking...I would be more than honored. ;)

And if it helps to hear you are not alone, I am right there with you. When I think of ways in which we now honor Julia Grace, I feel the same way...I hate that we even have a reason to do it, too. But what a beautiful day you had, dedicated to a beautiful little girl. Hope you were very pleased and that it was just as you wanted.

Love your shirt by the way. ;)


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