It’s that time of the year again! No, not Christmas sillies….March for Babies time! It is an organization very near and dear to our hearts. Since our little Noah man was born 11 weeks early, his team in the NICU treated us like we were the most important people on the planet. Our social worker introduced us to March of Dimes and gave us a pamphlet that described what the organization was and how they help families just like us.
We “marched” last year for the first time. It was a really serene experience for me as a momma of a preemie. After we were finally able to take our bub home, I was so stressed out all the time. Worried if he was breathing. Struggling to breastfeed. Not happy with my body and just really having a hard time all around. But then I started my own team on the March for Babies website and started fundraising. It felt so good once I reached my goal! And to know that all of that money was going towards research to help little miracles like ours filled my heart with so much warmth and joy.
We had t-shirts made and they were so sweet. We don’t have any family out here in California, but we were able to have some of our sweet friends come and walk/run with us. The walk was so beautiful and peaceful. It really was a type of closure for me that I needed. Holding my sweet baby in my arms, walking by the ocean, and surrounded by other sweet babies and their families who went through a similar situation as us was very uplifting. Families come together and it feels as if we are all family. It’s a one of a kind experience that I would suggest any family who has gone through the NICU to do at least once.
This year, I’ve been a little off my fundraising game! I’m a tad late starting it going, but I have put Noah’s team page together! This year I’ve raised our goal a little bit as I would like to contribute more to the cause! Please feel free to share the team page and get others to donate if you feel it in your heart! You can click here to get to Noah’s team page and donate and/or join our team and walk with us! If you are in the area of course! It would mean the world to us for whoever donates or walks with us. We are so blessed to have our little miracle and we will walk every year that we can to celebrate his precious life and the God who make it possible!
If you want to learn more about the organization you can visit their website and learn why people march and how you can make a difference for these babies and their families!