Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Team Loves Lila

We're so happy to be a part of March for Babies again this year.  
To walk among other families and capture a glimpse of their story.  Some have triumphed, some have suffered unimaginable loss and some are still praying for a healthy child.  The love and bravery witnessed during the walk is inspiring.

For me, the hardest part of being a parent is the raw vulnerability of loving another being so much. The force of that realization hit me the moment I became a mother.  It shook me to the core of my soul.  And it's a permanent feeling.  It doesn't seem to subside with time like many feelings do.  It's probably because we don't really have much control.  Even from the beginning we can only protect our children to a certain degree.

The fragility of life seemed infinitely more fragile after holding each of my babies for the first time.  How  is it possible that they exist?   It seems beyond reason that such perfection could be created by two people who are far from perfect.  

I still kiss their tiny fingers and listen to their heartbeats.  Those ordinary wonders which started within me will remain a part of each of them for their entire lives. I often look at their sweet lips and count their long eyelashes and try to make sense of how complicated and miraculous creating life actually is.  A process so scientific, yet magical.

And when you really break it down...every healthy baby is a miracle.

That is why we're so happy to be supporting the March of Dimes and their efforts to find answers to the problems that threaten unborn babies.  

If you'd like to join us in supporting this great cause please click the "Donate Now" button at the top of the blog.  We'll be walking in memory of our sweet niece, Lila, who was born sleeping nearly eight years ago.

No amount is too small.

Thank you!
Max McAlister ~ born 2/13/10 ~ 7lbs 9oz
Sullivan Michael ~ born 8/6/11 ~ a healthy 10 lbs even.

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