There was a sea of red early Saturday morning and we were part of it. It was pretty amazing, actually, and I have a lot to say about it. So much so that it deserves two posts.
Tonight I'm posting in pictures. But, first, I have some thank you's I need to give.
A BIG THANK YOU TO...
Barbara and Robert Bolton (Gramma and Robert!)
Barry Meekin (Dad!)
Robin Chlad (Mom!)
Peter and Peg Jorgensen
Thank you so much for helping us reach our goal! It was an AMAZING experience. And your donations helped Christian and our family, and other families in the future experience that awesome feeling of crossing the finish line.
AND A BIG, GIANT, MONSTER THANK YOU TO...
Steve and Denise King.
Thank you for all of your hard work in bringing MyTeam Triumph to Tucson and making it available to us. Your efforts were evident and appreciated beyond words. Thank you for your diligence and the passion you've shown toward this race and to our kids. And, most of all, thank you for including us.
And now for a few pictures...
It's early, Mom!
Lola's not afraid of 5:45AM!
The beginnings of our Sea of Red at the start line of the race.
After the race. The whole fam.
You can't tell by this picture, but despite his best effort not to enjoy a 6:30AM 5K run, Gabe really did enjoy himself. But more on that later. He just has a policy about not smiling in pictures. Maybe that's where Christian learned it from.
Everyone got a Ben's Bell after crossing the finish line.
Go MyTeam TRIUMPH!
A classroom of kids made these signs for Christian and his buddies to help cheer everyone on as we crossed the finish line!
Christian's fantastic OT was even in the race running with one of Christian's friends, Mason.
As you can see, by this time he was done!
Photo courtesy of Ellen Duperret
I have so much more to say about this whole experience and I can't wait to write about it in the next post. I just really hope I do it justice.
More to come...