Saturday, February 13, 2010

Piper's 5k! Success!

WE DID IT! We really ran a 5K!
(Well run...walk...run...walk...RUN)

I can't even begin to tell you how proud we are of each other. We crossed the finish line holding hands and a few tears were shed. So many people came out to support little Piper and so much money was raised for our NICU. I can't be any happier to be part of something that means so much to us. Enough money was raised to get the NICU the same incubator Nolan was in. I am so excited about this!(After a prayer and a few words from Piper's Mom, we we're off!!)

One of the best parts of the of the day was meeting Nolan's admitting nurse and seeing Nolan's social worker, Heather. It was just nice to see someone that knew how much of a miracle our Nolan was.

I also meant to tell you all, when Chris and I went to turn in our registration earlier this week we were lucky to meet Heather, Piper's Mom. She noticed my tattoo and asked if it was an anchor because ironically enough, she had JUST got her anchor tattoo on her wrist earlier that day for Piper.
So 2 moms, both eternally grateful for the 3 days and 3 years we got to spend with our babies and we both have the SAME tattoo in the SAME spot for the SAME reason. Bizarre. Thank you NICU for making those 3 days & 3years possible for us.

17 comments:

Laura said...

brought tears to my eyes...

SO amazing and awesome to be part of such a special day! WAY TO GO!!!

Brie said...

What an awesome turnout for Piper's run..I decided when I woke up and saw your post that you had completed the run, that I too, would run a 5k this morning in honor of Piper, Nolan and all the other babies that were given a chance at life through the NICU. I ran and ran and ran..and thought of all those babies. If I lived where you do, I'd surely run along side and raise money for such a wonderful cause. Way to go Chris and Ashley!

The Blue Sparrow said...

Congrats on finishing! Piper and Nolan are probably up in heaven right now braggin on their mama's! If its not to forward of me, what does the anchor mean?

Maggie said...

That is so great!! I'm glad you were able to participate in something like this. Way to go!!!!!

*Laura said...

So exciting Ashley! Nolan was cheering you on the whole way!

Beth said...

LOVE the Nolan 13oz shirt... and I thought you had the anchor because of your cruise... what did Piper's mom have the anchor for? and WOW that they were in the same spot...

Jill said...

What a wonderful event! That is great you finished and I love that your shirt says Nolan. What an amazing connection you and Piper's mom have. xo

Tina said...

Congratulations!!! I bet sweet Nolan and Piper are smiling down at their parents tonight! x

Lana said...

Well done Ashley and Chris - you have no doubt made your little man so proud!
xx

Lauren said...

Yay! I'm so proud of you! You did it!

The Blue Sparrow said...

Stop by my blog, there is a suprise there for you in honor of Nolan! Happy Valentines!

Jessica said...

sounds like a wonderful event. Its amazing when you can connect with those who have experiance all that you have. Definately long term bond!!

Bluebird said...

Oh, wow, what an awesome day!!! I am so proud of you both :)

Kimberly said...

I'm so proud of you guys !

Lisette said...

So proud of you! You are such an inspiration. Take care.

Holly said...

Congrats on your 5K! How awesome!

Pam McBride said...

Great job guys!! I love your Nolan shirt! And the anchor tat thing is so cool that you both have it! <3