You all know that I love my kids fiercely. I am a Mama Bear when it comes to them and I would do anything and everything to protect them. My darling husband will also tell you that I feel deeply for other people's kids and he is often subjected to my ramblings and tears when something horrible has happened to a child. Often times, I don't know these people yet I find myself dissolving into a puddle of tears and wishing there was something I could do.
This happened just yesterday.
Tuesday night I was following a series of tweets that asked for Prayers for Maddie. Maddie is the daughter of Heather and Mike Spohr and they were in the hospital struggling to find out what was wrong with her. The last tweet from Heather was alarming and I went to bed praying that everything was okay.
I got up early and started my workout...then I learned that Maddie had passed away. I was heartbroken and crying. I spend the day fully in the moment with my kids, praying for the Spohr family and crying. Asking myself over and over why this had to happen and wishing there was more I could do...other than donating money to the March of Dimes and the family. It didn't feel like enough.
Heather's March of Dimes fund rise. It was amazing to watch and it made me feel better....like we were really doing something.
I knew I had to do something. One of Calvin's coworkers had a premature baby in December 2008 and he has struggled and is still in the hospital in Salt Lake City. I want to do this for him too. For all the babies that begin their lives early....or have them taken away too soon.
I've never been one to sit on my hands and I knew what I had to do. I enlisted the help of my friend Monica and Jessica and I decided to start a Mommies Marching Team. We are marching for Maddie and for Michael.
If you are in Northern Utah or any part of Utah and you want to join us please click here and join the team. And if you can't march with us....then please donate to our walk. Hey Oprah....this is the true meaning of Motherhood. We band together when one of us has suffered a loss and is hurting and we move mountains!