4.14.2008

MS Walk



I have wanted to be a part of this for a few years now but have not put the effort to do so, One year it was on Alayna's birthday and last year I missed it by a week so this year I decided NO excuses I will walk. I was very surprised by how emotional it was for me. Having my mom diagnosed with MS 4 years ago, made the emotions even stronger. Emily and I made a team in honor of mom (team CPK) and barely made the deadline. Chad and the kids went with us but I missed the online deadline to get them listed as team members. Next year I am going to be way more on the ball so mark your calendars and plan to walk for MS next April. When you sign up a team they give you all this information on fundraising and suggestions on how to help raise money for the research. The MS society does a great job putting this together. They have prizes for teams with the most funds raised, teams with the craziest costumes, etc....One team was full of star wars characters. It was so inspiring to see husbands pushing their wives (and vice versa) in wheel chairs. Lots of kids riding for people they know with MS. There was one cute team named "Fix my mommy" that about broke my flood gate.(tears) This is such a horrible ugly disease that needs a cure. I hope we find one soon. I love my mom and cherish every visit I get to have with her and every moment she touches my children's lives. Even with MS she amazes me with what she does with my children. I look forward to every visit and how each one makes me a better mother and wife. After the walk we watched others cross the finish line and the joy it was for them. I am so grateful for my health and for so many who work to fight this disease! Thanks Ashley for putting together the Boise team, it means so much. I wish I could join all of you this weekend!

Chad and Emily with our herd of kids before the walk started. Had to get a pic with Darth. He even sounded just like him...OOooohhh creepy! :). He had to have been dying of the heat, his mask had condensation or something on the inside. It was a warm day, but especially for the ones in full costume. (Hope it wasn't a rental....)

9 comments:

Christensen Kids Blog said...

Sara,
Hey there!!! Well, so now you know who has been on your blog from big Pocatello. I am truly amazed at your blog. I wish that I knew how to do all of this amazing stuff. I started a blog last Feb. (2007) and have done nothing else. I hope you don't mind that I have been peeking on your blog. I love to catch up on you guys. Your kids are so cute. I hope you are all doing well. Brent and I would love to see you and Jay sometime. It has been way to long. We miss you guys and would love to catch up. If you ever have time when you are coming through Idaho we would love to see you and your family. Call us. 208-238-3532 or 208-241-0029. Hope to hear from you soon.
Love Ya, Jen
Oh, and tell Jay Hello!!!

SKH said...

I am so glad you left a comment! Jay and I always wonder as we go through 'Pokey' what you are up to. Jay even tried calling Big-o in Pocatello to get hold of Brent. We are usually in Idaho at least once a month (more in spring and summer). I would love to peek in on your blog and catch up on your cute family. It has been way to long.

Emily K said...

Good Job team CPK and also the Boise team! Wish we could have been there!

Greg said...

I am a New York Times bestselling author working on a new book about mother-daughter relationships and thought you might want to contribute. Please visit my page for details about submitting stories for Mom's Little Angel.

Gregory E. Lang
Author of “Daddy’s Little Girl,” “Why a Daughter Needs a Dad,” “Why a Daughter Needs a Mom” and more.

Jessica said...

I still can't believe we missed you guys! I forgot my phone or else I would have called you. It it such a great day!

snakeriverwalton said...

Wow- are you going to submit your story to mr. Lang? Sign me up next year to walk with you guys!

da linfords said...

Sara - just reading your post made me choke up. My mom visits your mom a lot and keeps me informed of how your mom is doing and I just feel bad that your mom is so sick. I have so many great memories of your mom when she was healthy and I cherish the memories I have spending time with your family growing up. Your mom is a great lady and I love her and your whole family. I would love to walk next year or contribute somehow... don't forget to let me know when it comes around again. And you should contact Mr Lang... what a great opportunity, I love his books!

Ashley said...

Wow thats awesome I have that book Daddy's Little Girl, it is great. You should do it. I am so glad you guys had a great time. The weather was freezing here for our walk but it was such a great experience. I will try to post some pics on our blog soon, and it was so great to have Josie and her family here.

Richard, Angi and Fam said...

How fun!! You have been doing fun things. Good for you to do the MS walk that is so cool!! I love that you got to go skiing I wish I could ski that would be so fun. I will call you to plan our girls night I have been slacking!