Ladybug Run 2012
Owen and I had the pleasure of going to the Ladybug Run 2012 on August 12. This race was organized by Liz Dooley whose little daughter Finley was born with CDH, the same defect that Owen was born with. August 12 was her 2nd birthday. The Ladybug unit at Legacy Emanuel is the unit where the CDH babies are cared for after birth.
I had a feeling that this event would be emotional for me. I was right. I can’t describe being able to take my little man to something like this. Watching him run the kid race. He has come so far and is so healthy now. God has blessed us greatly and I am so thankful.
Owen running. After watching the Olympics for days, he was ready to run fast
and represent like Ashton Eaton! Go Ducks! (Don’t you love how I can make that
connection even on this post!)
Maddie shared the Ladybug room with Owen for the first week of his life. Seeing both of them together and healthy is such a miracle. Getting to see her family was wonderful. We don’t know them well, but we share a bond with them that we don’t have with many people. We had some of the scariest moments of our lives in the same room!
The race was a success and we hope to be there again next year!