Erik and I had the opportunity to visit one of my best friend's Emily and her hubby Jake. He is going to Moody Bible in Chicago and they live in the heart of the city--it was AWESOME! We decided to leave Dylan with the Grandparents and take a little trip with just the two of us....it was a GREAT idea!! Now don't get me wrong, we love our little stinker, but it is also nice to get time away. I was also glad that he did not have to freeze along with us!! Erik has family close to the city too so we drove out to see them also. It was a fun filled week of friends, family, sightseeing and LOTS of yummy food! We had a blast and are so thankful that we had the opportunity to visit!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Hey guys!! Light the Night 2010 was a huge success!! As a team, we raised almost $5000! We had around 140 walkers with all of the 'little' walkers or stroller riders included. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and in support of our family. We are truly thankful to each and every one of you who came out to walk with us! And thank you to all of you who were able to help raise funds or donate to this amazing cause. Because of you, someone will be able to hold their loved ones longer and will be able to live better lives!
We all had a special treat that night.....Dylan walked!! He has been walking 5-10 feet for the past few weeks but had never gone further without someone coaxing him. Well, the night before the walk, he decided it was time! He knew that the next evening would be special and wanted to show off for everyone!! He was so cute! There was a crowd of people circled around our precious little miracle, in awe of his progress and his determination to grow and thrive! The night couldn't have been any better. I can't help but think of last year and the position we were in at that time. We had no guarantees and were waiting day by day to see what would happen. What we DID know was that we served an amazing God who had every detail planned, and Who was in complete control of Dylan's precious little life. Today we are in awe of what God has done in Dylan's little body. Although remission does not come without it's challenges, we are enjoying every single minute with our WALKING MIRACLE!
Thank you again for every person who was involved in making this year's Light the Night Walk a huge success. We are surrounded with such an amazing support group of friends and family and we love you all!!
Walking by FAITH,