5.07.2012

We (YOU!) Did It

Lucy loved the face painting booth the most!
Well the race is over.  We all survived.  It was an amazing experience and one that I will never forget.  Last year's race was covered with a blanket of sadness, fear and grief.  This year, we celebrated Lucy's life, the hospital that started her recovery process, and the hundreds of friends (new and old) who have prayed for us daily since Feb 23, 2011.

I'll be posting pictures once I get copies (I didn't even pretend to take pictures Saturday).  This year, I worked!  And enjoyed every single minute of it.  I can say this, our goal was to raise $15,000 for LeBonheur.  I am so pleased to announce that we topped $20,000!!!  Our family is just blown away.  We really are so very grateful.

So, if you missed this year's race I hope you will join us next year.  It is a wonderful event and it supports such a wonderful hospital.  I can't wait to tell you more about the race, but right now I have work to do at home.  The race took so much of my time and energy the past few weeks that I've neglected a lot of things around here.  Including my sweet husband :)

Thanks again to you all.  All you runners, walkers, stroller pushers, spirit supports and prayer warriors!

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15 comments:

  1. I LOVE that picture!!! Lucy, you are a butterfly! Can't wait to get my GO, LUCY, GO t-shirt! So glad it was such a success!! (ok, too many exclamation points ... but you get my drift).

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  2. Wonderful!! I am glad it was a success!

    Love your face paint Lucy, so pretty! :)

    Blessings,
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  3. I may not have been there, but I sure did do my run in California Saturday morning! Glad the race went well. Can't wait to get my t-shirt(probably my most prized "metal" for a run). Still praying here on the West Coast. (planning in sending you a picture of my friend and I in our shirt once it arrives;)

    God Bless

    Whitney

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  4. Christie StabelfeldtMay 7, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    AWESOME !!

    This is floating around our wonderful city of Seattle and I thought of Lucy. Her fight is amazing and God has a special plan for your angel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihGCj5mfCk8

    :) Christie

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  5. So glad to hear it all went well! Love the picture also! I hope one day I will be able to participate. One day.:) Glad to read a happier post tonight. Made my day. Thanks and Congrats!

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  6. YEAH! So glad it was such a success :) Can't wait to get my shirt and celebrate!

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  7. My Mom does the same kind of face painting on my niece's when we visit them, she got the face painting book and the special paint.

    Amy

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  8. It was a great race! Hope you can view this photo:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150796840609678&set=a.396842989677.173557.584709677&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

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  9. Wow! What a blessing! Your family is so loved!
    Enjoy the memories while you are regrouping!

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  10. The race is an awesome experience! Loved Lucy's & all of the kids facial paintings :) all were so creative~ I am hoping to get to participate in the Pumpkin Run in the Fall...Go Lucy Go!!!

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  11. Congratulations!!! You are an amazing family! I can't wait to get my Tshirt so I can think of your family and Lucy everytime I where it! God Bless Nancy

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  12. who do i contact about getting my shirt? i wasnt able to come either day :(

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  13. We had such a wonderful time! Everyone was so sweet to us, and we will definitely be back next year the GOOD LORD willing! Loved seeing Miss Ella at the hydration stations:), Miss Lucy, and little man Jack running around with papa(?)!!! GOD BLESS!!!!!

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  14. What a beautiful butterfly! Glad to hear the race was a success. I'm so glad that I was able to be with you in spirit (as a spirit runner). I hope Lucy is feeling better this week. :)

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  15. I am signed up to run the St. Jude half and wondered if y'all have a team? I'd love to run for Lucy :)

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