She Crossed The Finish Line

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!


  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.

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

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

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

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


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