We made these cute bracelets that say "I was part of Kareen's Miracle" to give as a small token of our gratitude to those who have supported us and given to Kareen these last few months so PLEASE if you are reading this I want to send you one of these!! PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address (and how many you would like) so I can send you one because we would not have been able to do this without all of YOU and this is just a small way we can thank you!
This truly is a miracle that we are all a part of! One little girl is being rescued and given life and every step of this has been miraculous!
Kyra and Adrie were excited to help hand out bracelets with help from their cousins Mazie and Ellie
This was one of the highlights of my dad today!!! I GOT TO MEET ANYA!!!! For those who don't know Anya (and her mom Heather), Anya was adopted through Reece'ss Rainbow and brought home from Russia just 6 weeks ago and having followed their journey and moved by it all as we started this process, it was SO great to meet her in person!!! What a doll she is! I can't wait to continue meeting up with Heather and Anya when Kareen gets home!
We are so grateful to each and every one of our friends and family who came out to support this event today!
Jamie and I. Jamie told me today that the reason she put on this 5K was because she had a dream about it and knew she needed to do it! I am thankful for her willingness to help and for her inspiration!
Jamie changed Kris's number to a 2 since I had the #1.....thanks Jamie for proving who runs things around our house...haha!
My brother Jess was the winner of the 5K! Love the orange in the mouth JBear!
I loved seeing all the kids who were willing to participate too!
Lisa had already run 10 miles this morning and still came out to support us. Kris even found her along the trail carrying Adrie on her back as she ran because Adrie had fallen and hurt her foot.....wish I would have been there to get a picture of that!
As I look through these pictures I get emotional thinking of the AMAZING support we have had through all this. We have the greatest friends and family who have been nothing but supportive of this decision and we are full of gratitude for each of them as well as for the friends we have made along this journey who have given so much to our soon to be little girl. As we prepare this week to leave we are again grateful for the friends and family who are stepping up and taking care of our kids while we are gone. WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT THEM! We love you all!
***If you are local, check out Channel 2 news tonight...they were at the race and may have a story on it*****