Monday, November 1, 2010

Cheers to Judes

This year's Alzheimer's Walk happened to correspond with Judy's 60th birthday, so Carrie put together a team and we all walked to support finding an end to this horrific illness. Unfortunately the weather wasn't especially nice, but I think everyone had a good time and I know my family felt honored to be walking with Carrie in honor of her mom.

A few team members kicking off the start of the walk
Having fun and getting wet!

a big *thank you* to everyone who donated to help this effort

Kyle and Carter after the walk. Carter did great and walked nearly the entire 5K route. He had fun...although one of the most tender moments came when he asked how sick Auntie Carrie's mom was. Here's how our conversation went:

C: "Does she have a really bad cold, mom?"

Me: "No honey, she's much sicker than that, as sick as a person can possibly get"

C: "oh, she must be throwing up all day then."

It was so touching to realize that all the sickness that my son has ever known is a cold or a stomach bug. In his four year old innocence, I felt so blessed that throwing up was as sick as he could imagine being. I hope it stays that way for a very long time.

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