And on Sat. my family and I get to walk in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies. No better way, really, to celebrate Mother's Day than to help raise money to support research and help for premature babies!
I was lucky enough to have all my babies full term (and more-than-full-term) but, I have had friends and extended family who have had premature births and I have seen and felt the heartache that comes as they hope and pray that everything will turn out for the best. As they have had to wait to even hold their baby for the first time, to feed her, to bring her home. I don't know what's that like. I can only imagine. But I am glad for this opportunity I have to help in this very small way to ensure that other moms, in other circumstances, in the midst of very hard challenges, can have the very best "mother's day" possible, the day that they become a mother, whether for the first time or not.
(this is a pic of my neighbor's adorable little girl, born Feb 5 at 32 wks - that's 2 months early - at 3 lbs 6 oz. So tiny! Thanks Angela, for letting me show off your cute baby!)
Anyway, the point of this post, of course, is that you can help to. My walk is sponsored by wonderful people like you who can donate even just a couple dollars to help.
Please go here (<--- click!)
to my Walk for Babies page to make a donation.
This is 2 days away, so don't delay!
(hey, that rhymes!)
If you're curious to see what the March of Dimes has already done and some of the ways that they work to help babies, click here.
Or check out all the good stuff, information, research, etc. on the March of Dimes website.
Thank you! :)