What a weekend!!! Yesterday we had the March for Babies and I'm proud to say that Team Weemmax raised over $2000!!! Thank you to everyone who donated, I can't express how much it means to me :) Unfortunately the weather was crappy and everyone with kiddos bailed, but my dear friends Suzie and Tanya joined us and we walked a little more than half way. I loved being able to walk into the family tent and see Emma's story up for everyone to read. She is such an amazing girl and we really are blessed. We owe a lot to the March of Dimes and it's wonderful to be able to give back just a little bit.
First off, thank you to my friend Trish for nominating me. For those of you who don't know her, Trish is also a preemie mom to an adorable little boy named Robbie. She's been an amazing support to me as we battle Emma's eating hell, and I actually feel bad complaining to her because Robbie makes Emma look like a competitive eater. If there is a silver lining to Emma being born early, it's that I now have an amazing group of friends (no, I have never met any of them in real life) that just get it. I am very lucky to have this outlet and be a part of this group of women.
So many of you know that I have a *slight* addiction to the internet. Actually many of you probably know me because of this said addiction. This morning I got a blogger award from one of my fellow preemie moms and I wanted to pass it on and talk a little about this community.
This isn't actually the first time that I've received an award (yes dear readers, I am *that* loved, LOL!), but this is the first time I'm passing it on. I could talk about each and every person I know (both in real life and out) who reads this blog and what you mean to me, but I'll save that sap for another day. Today I'm just going to talk about 2 of my friends that I believe fully encompass the "good attitude and gratitude" that this award is for.
Kerry and I have know each other for a couple (?) years at this point, but have become close over the last several months as she experienced a pregnancy and NICU visit that closely mirrored mine. I have met very few people who could deal with all the shit that has been thrown at her the last few years with such grace. She and her husband are amazing to have survived what they have and because of it have been blessed with 2 of the cutest boys I have ever know! I love her more because she is always honest about her thoughts and feelings and she allowed me to be by her side as she rode the roller coaster.
Tanya and I have been friends for more years than I can count at this point (12 or something crazy like that?). We were band aids together, she was with me when I met Jamie and we've changed a lot over time. She just finished training to be a yoga instructor and I honestly can't imagine anything that she is better suited for. She embodies the word "gratitude" better than anyone I know. She is beautiful inside and out and has the most calming, peaceful, glowing presence. Anyone who knows her is a lucky person and I love her with all my heart.
I have been truly blessed in my life and I am definitely feeling it today :) Now excuse me while I go scrub peanut butter out of my child's hair :)