I don’t always share all of my personal life on this blog, but 2011 was such a mix of blessings and hard times. Our beautiful daughter Edith was born in August and just a few short months later, 6 months ago today, my beautiful nephew Peyton Mark was born sleeping. It was a devastating loss for our whole family. My sister and her husband have been amazing and have decided not to let the sadness be the only thing that their son was remembered for, and to instead celebrate his life and memory in a positive way. When people asked what they could do to help after his passing my sister started looking into charities that she might like to have people donate to. She decided that the most fitting tribute would be to walk in the March of Dimes walk and raise money to support their cause.
The walk is coming up this Saturday and I am amazed and humbled by the extraordinary job that she and her friends and family have done of raising money for the cause. As of this morning team Peyton Mark has raised $13,000 for the March of Dimes! A-MAZ-ING! I am beyond proud of my sister and what she’s chosen to do as a response to his loss.
I will be proudly walking along in the march for babies and wearing my team Peyton Mark button this weekend. If you feel like donating to help our team you can go here to view my page. All the donations on my page are automatically added to the team page as well.
Allison I am SO proud of you and I am so proud to call you my sister. I cannot wait to walk with you this weekend!