Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Walk To Remember

This morning we all went out to Clement Park to participate in the annual Walk To Remember to benefit a group that provides bereavement packages to families in hospitals. It was VERY cold, so we actually only stayed for the memorial part and didn't actually walk, but it was still a good experience anyway.

We went and got the balloons to release. Erin got one just for her, and then I got a pink one for Cora and a blue one for Lynn, Renee, and Bethany.
We had half an hour until the memorial started, so we decided to walk down to the lake and saw this goose. We could tell it was injured, and felt so bad. I really double he'll make it through the winter. We fed him a muffin.Then we gathered for the memorial and the balloon release. They had some songs and poems. One lady got up to talk about her experience, and it was SO much like mine with Cora. Had she been standing closer after she got off the stage I think I would have given her a hug. Then they started reading names and each family let go their balloons when their baby's name was read. Since I didn't register online before the deadline, Cora's name didn't get read, so I'm a little disappointed about that. But she got a balloon released for her.


Courtney said...

So glad you got to go. I didn't know about it this year but will be there next year!

Kami said...

I wish there was something here in AZ. You are so lucky to be able to go. I keep telling myself I need to start something.

quilting queen said...

MAN it looks cold. I can't believe it's that cold anywhere. It was 85 degrees today in Las Vegas.