On Sunday Dereck, Liz, and I did the March for Babies walk through the Whittier Tunnel. Up until a couple years ago the Whittier tunnel was the longest underground tunnel in North America. It is 2.5 miles long, single lane, shared with trains, and there's a toll to drive through it. It was pretty cool to get a different view of it being able to walk through it versus driving.
It turned out to be a rainy, gloomy day, but the walk was still good, especially since we were inside the tunnel instead of out getting rained on.
I want to thank everyone who donated, $1540 was raised!
I sure hope Liam was proud of his mama. Next year and hopefully many years after I will continue to do this walk in memory of Liam. Next year hopefully Liam's little brother or sister will be with us walking in his memory also.
|We had shirts made if you can read them "Remembering Liam Maximilian January 3, 2011" and we sported them proudly!|
Sunday was also Fathers Day and all the dad's got special shirts for being there. I wish Liam could have been with us, although I know I probably wouldn't have even thought about doing the walk if he was here. I felt so bad for Dereck though, so many other families were there with their little ones and their we are walking in memory of ours :(.
Dereck is so good with kids, it seems that no matter where we go he always has kids jumping on him and begging him to play with them. I think my nephews like him more than me even. He loved and wanted Liam so much. He was a great dad to him in his short life and I know he will be an incredible father to the rest of our future babes.
|My nephews and Dereck|
I'm glad the walk was a success! I hope this time next year, you're pushing a stroller through!ReplyDelete
Good for you.ReplyDelete
What a fantastic effort to raise so much money :) Also hoping that next time you'll have Liam's little brother/sister with you. Love always xoxoReplyDelete
I'm so glad that the walk went well. I love your shirts!ReplyDelete
glad the walk was a success! what a great thing to do to remember Liam. I also am hoping next year you will have a sibling for Liam to walk with! :) Hugs!!ReplyDelete
What a cool tunnel! I hope next year you'll have Liam's brother or sister to walk with, too. :)ReplyDelete
Great, Becky! I love the pictures too.ReplyDelete