3.24.2010

Loved & Lost


This weekend is the big day - John and I are once again doing the March for Babies, in memory of John's firstborn son, Baby JW.
Before my husband was 25 years old, he'd suffered two of the greatest losses anyone can have: he lost his first child, and his father. When I met him, he was still in a lot of pain. I wanted to help him in some way. We visited the baby's grave together. It was my first time visiting the grave of a child. It was so hard to see John's pain. I got the idea of doing the March for Babies. I thought it would be a way to honor the memory of John's son in a positive way.
So, every year, we do this walk. We raise as much money as we can, so that hopefully, parents won't have to experience pain like John's and so many others.
If you aren't walking this year, please donate to the March for Babies. We would love for you to help us reach our goal this year! EVERY little bit counts, and your support means so much to us. I tell John about every single dollar donated and every single comment left, and he greatly appreciates them.
*ETA* If you want to help but can't make a monetary donation, spread the word! Link to this post, tweet it, or share it via Facebook Networked Blogs. I appreciate it!




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25 comments:

Christine Macdonald said...

What a beautiful idea. You're a wonderful support system. xo

debi9kids said...

I just love that you do this each year! What a lovely way to remember John's son.

Erin said...

I so want to do the March of Dimes walk too!

And your hubby is lucky to have you to support him!

Jeanette said...

that is a wonderful cause - thank you for sharing such a personal thing with us!

Cecily R said...

Sounds like a very healing and very important event for the two of you. What a great thing to be such a support system for each other.

C said...

all i can give you are my prayers this year, hon... you know my situation.. but my old unit took on the march of dimes every year i was there... give eachother a hug for me...

c

cheekymama said...

Coming from SITS just to wish you good luck and support on your march and continuing journey towards healing. My heart goes out to your husband for his loss.

Catch me anytime at http://babesabouttown.com

Karen in Texas said...

Good luck this weekend Cyndy. I hope to make another donation before the weekend if there's anything left after the bills are paid and our a/c for the house is fixed. Hard to believe that this organization just started with kids sending in dimes so many, many years ago. I'm so glad that you do this so I can donate to it every year.

4 Lettre Words said...

So glad to know all the details. I will be praying for all of you. XO!

reanaclaire said...

Great noble deed! God Bless..
oh, btw, I am Claire coming from my caring blog.. hope to keep in touch.. thanks!

OHmommy said...

Beautiful cause. Much love.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love love love that every year you do this...we do as well. many hugs to you...and thanks for supporting march of dimes!

Tara R. said...

Sending hugs and best wishes. Good luck with the March this year.

Krystyn said...

What a horrible loss...and a great way to keep the memory of baby JW and help many other babies that are born too early.

Tater Tot Mom said...

What a great idea and cause!

Mayra Elisa and Pooh Bear said...

Thanks for having stopped by. =)

That is so sweet of you. I hope you raise your goal. Good luck and best wishes!!

Hopefull next year I'll have more time and I'm certainly interested in doing it also.

shortmama said...

Love this cause! A friend of mine walks to in memory of her daughter that she lost.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

What a wonderful way to honor JWs baby.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is so sad and tragic for him. My SIL gave birth to a premie at 26 weeks, so we donate for their walk every year. THankfully, Eliza (the baby) is doing well!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is so sad and tragic for him. My SIL gave birth to a premie at 26 weeks, so we donate for their walk every year. THankfully, Eliza (the baby) is doing well!

C said...

hi, it's moi again, i just went and read your post about the details of baby JW... and i am so sad and tears are welling up in my eyes... john, i am so sad for you and c and cyndy all of you...

i am so sure that your son is being well taken care of by jesus himself, until you can hold him in your arms and watch him grow up in heaven, one day.

i have 2 babies waiting for me there, too.


it gives us something to look forward to, because it WILL happen.

you have a loving heart, and i am so sorry it hurts like this. yes, you both will walk for him, every year, and he knows that, he sees your commitment.. even if you guys didnt raise a penny in doing so, the intention means even more.

god bless you both and your children and families... and thank you for caring enough to share..

chris

April said...

Such a wonderful and worthwhile cause...go get 'em!

Frugal Vicki said...

what a thoughtful and wonderful idea....it is so sad when parents lose their children....no matter how young or old.

Jenners said...

Awww...how sad. We do this walk some years too. If we don't do it ourselves, I might be able to help you out.

Kirby3131 said...

What a beautiful way to help with a painful part of your husband's life. You are such a gem.