TBC Kids Marathon 2011

This was Edie's last year to participate in TBC Kids Marathon as a student of TBC. I remember the exact day of the first marathon she should have been participating in. We started the morning with a visit to Dr. Cortopassi with a terrible ear infection, and cold. I had so hoped we could make it but instead we came home. We sat in the highchair eating lunch while we watched all of Edie's new friends being pushed by their parents in strollers to the finish line. But the second year we made up for it! Edie strutted down to the finish line using her walker and coming in 1st place! We cheered and cried for a moment that we had dreamed about, literally. Scott and I can honestly say this was one of the proudest moments of our lives. Watching her run among the crowd smiling and waving as she passed was a magical time. And 2011 was just as special. This year Edie speed walked all by her self - no assistance, not even from me :( She started the race with gloves and a sock monkey hat, stopped in the middle pulling them all off and then took off again to the finish line. She received her medal and then took off again going back to the starting line! All she wanted to do was run!!

Edie's grandparents, Aunt Mindy and Uncle Chuck and our sweet neighbors came out to share the morning with Edie and cheer her on. I can not tell you how great it feels to live in a neighborhood filled with so many wonderful families who care about us. And for DeAnna, Maxwell, Abbott, Michelle, Madison, Mason, Jennifer and Cooper who got up and came out to see Edie run in her race so early on a Saturday morning it meant more to me than they will ever know. The support and the love that these families give to Edie is unbelievable. They even made Edie a sign complete with their little hand prints. So sweet!

We will miss this race and these times with our family and friends - but as always, we look forward to what the future has in store :)

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