March for Babies 2012

Our darling friends, Dan and Lisa Becker, have graciously invited my family to walk in celebration of their first daughter, Lily Elsie Becker.  Born before her little body was ready and taken to Heaven after three short, but wonderful, weeks of life, she was a gorgeous baby with the blondest hair I've ever seen on a teeny tiny.

This year was truly a cause for celebration.  Lily cuddled in the warmth of her parents' arms for three precious weeks, and this third walk with the March of Dimes.  What's even more special is that Lily's baby sister, Ashley, joined her family this year to walk (or stroll as was the case for most kiddos today) in honor of her big sister.  Lily must have known how special today was because she had the sun shine down on our walk for the first time in three years.  Every other walk has been cold, cloudy and even rainy!  Today was a wonderful spring day in Minnesota.

Nate and I were honored to be a part of this team - we watched our girls
and run
and jump
and smile
and giggle
and truly felt blessed with all that we have.  I'm ashamed to admit that at times, it's hard to not have the feeling that we may be missing out on something - on a bigger home, nicer cars, more vacations, more stuff.

But when it comes right down to it, we have everything that we need.  And then some.  Today was a wonderful reminder of that.  I got kisses and hugs and watched the joy on everyone's faces at this walk.

Sweet Avery
Another of Baby Belle sporting the purple flowers that According to L made for all the little ladies at the walk

Olivia, always on the move!

This was the "best" photo I snapped of both girls together.  You can image what didn't make the cut!

Sweetheart Ashley Becker getting cuddles and loves from her Mimi

I wanted to share this just for the lashes.  Makes her mama a little jealous!

For more on the Becker family, check out their March of Dimes page.


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