Monday, April 27, 2009

She Crossed The Finish Line

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It was an incredible weekend.

It wasn't because I spent it with Dad2Amara and Amara.

And nevermind the fact that we spent most of it in my most favorite city Chicago.

I ran my first 5K of the season. But I didn't set any records.

I ran in honor of my mom, Lola2Amara, at the American Brain Tumor Association's Path to Progress.



But I was most proud not when I crossed the finish line.

It was when Amara saw me emerge from the tunnel just outside of Soldier Field. And she came rushing towards me. So I invited her to run the last quarter mile with me in honor of Lola2Amara.



And she did. And she crossed the finish line.



I was simply overcome with emotion seeing all the people there.



Five thousand people came to support survivors. Others came to remember loved ones that lost their battle.

I felt like we weren't alone in our fight against brain cancer.

And while I wish Lola2Amara could have joined us (she's still recovering from last week's procedure), Amara's family really did have a blast.

And Amara even got a visit to the American Girl store out of it.

I wish we could have stayed in Chicago longer. But at least we got to spend our time there doing something pretty amazing!

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  1. Way to go! How great for you and Amara to run that last leg together. I'm praying Lola's recovery is going well.

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  2. OMG, that is the cutest running skirt evah!!! Great job with the 5k! You look like you didn't even break a sweat!

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  3. hey! You looked awesome! Thats so great that Amara ran with you across the finish line - what a fun weekend.

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  4. I'm really proud of you! I hope Lola is doing well.
    Yolanda

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  5. I love everything about this post. AWESOME all of it. And so are you.

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