In June, we questioned if we could even pull it off this year and the question arose if we should postpone. Being the crazy lady I am, I said no way. I had already announced it at that point and when I tell my girl and everyone else I'm going to do something for her, there's no backing out in my book. I'm so glad we kept going! We had weekly meetings and people were in and out of them helping, but I want to take a minute to thank my main 3 girls... unfortunately one of them is missing here - she was busy doing someone else's job when we took this, hopefully one of the other photographers got a pic of her!!
|And they're off!!|
|Police leading the race for us... they shut down Central Ave in Downtown Dover for Rachel's Race!|
|And the walkers take off.... in the front is Harlee & Kim (pushing Riley & Hattie), my two good friends who have been with me through it all. They have yet to miss a thing where Rachel is concerned|
|Our Beautiful Children being troopers in the heat!|
|A few of the medals we had for winners. The first man & first woman also got $100 PUMA gift cards!|
The walkers went through the cemetery and stopped at Rachel's grave - this is why it was so important that her stone was put in just 2 days earlier! I set up a journal and lots of people signed and left us notes. Desirae said that when they went through (our friend Millie walked with her 3 kids, my 3 kids and our niece Jailyn!) that there was a LONG line at Rachel's grave :o)
|Nicole's signs :o)|
So, here is the video from Rachel's Race! Don't forget to pause the player way at the bottom of my blog so you can hear it! I was waiting for a typo to be fixed before sharing it, but Options didn't know and posted it - so since it's already out there.... here you go! The baby's name that is wrong is Lindsay Alice Groen (has no "June" on it) sorry Laura, we'll fix it! After we read all the baby's names, Steph Boardman sang "Yet I will praise You Lord", which is a song we also had a friend sing at Rachel's funeral... We're still praising You Lord - even in our darkest valley...
For all the Mamas who couldn't be there... your babies were remembered and loved too. I hope it makes you smile to hear their names being spoken states and countries away! Feel free to share on your blogs too!
Baby Rachel's Legacy from VideoDesign Films on Vimeo.