Monday, October 27, 2008

A thank you!

You may never know what it feels like to have a few words rock and shatter your world. It’s like a sucker punch to the gut. You could almost pass out, your knees want to give. Fear and sorrow all rush through your body. You can’t breathe but yet you have to reclaim yourself because in front of you is the most beautiful baby you’ve ever seen. This moment will be embedded in me for the rest of my life. “The test for Trisomy 21 came back positive”

I sent out a letter a while back, explaining the Buddy Walk and asking for participants and sponsors. Some of you it was just in conversation that you found out about it, some others from a jar sitting on a counter. But all of you touched our lives by walking with us, donating, or simply throwing a couple bucks into a can.

Our first Buddy Walk was amazing. As a team, I believe we made a donation that was almost $2000.00 in honor of Vinnie. Words can not express how grateful we are to have such wonderful people in our lives. The amount of support and love that this little man has brought into our lives is almost overwhelming.

“The test for Trisomy 21 came back positive”…at that moment, 8 months ago, I couldn’t even imagine the beautiful things that were and still are ahead of us. Thank you for being part of our miracle.

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