Last week, Kelly sent out the call for us all to join her in #35K4SMA, her running campaign to raise money and awareness for families affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Kelly has been dedicating this year to running 5Ks to raise money and awareness. Last week, she asked us all to join her.
Last week, I knew I would run a 5K to help raise money/awareness, but I didn't know I would be doing it with one special baby in mind.
This week, a woman I've known since high school (she's beautiful, faith-filled, just all-around-lovely) found out that her infant son (4 months) has Type 1 SMA. This is the worst possible level of SMA and he is on the weak end of even this spectrum. In short, this sweet 4 month old is dying, quickly. He has just a few months left to live.
His mother works full-time while his father is a SAHD. The extended family has set up a fundraiser to allow his mother to afford to spend the final months of his life with him.
If you haven't made your SMA donation yet to one of the great places mentioned by Kelly, please consider contributing to this fund. (Or do both!)
The family could use the money, they really could. But, they absolutely need your prayers. Please pray that the final moments with baby Isaac be full of grace and beautiful memories. Please pray that baby Isaac becomes well enough to leave the hospital and spend his final time at home. Please pray that baby Isaac be miraculously healed. Fulton Sheen needs another miracle, and he's demonstrated his love for babies (just ask Bonnie!).
Please pray for this family. Let's surround this family with prayer. If you have a bit to spare to make this time more bearable, that is also greatly appreciated.
On a lighter note, my requisite selfies for #35K4SMA:
|Here's a before, so you could see a bit of the hazy morning|
|And a very sweaty after when the fog burned off!|
Linking up with Kendra to Answer Me This:
1. When's the last time you got a new bathing suit?
October of 2012. We went to Florida for a wedding, so I got some sun gear for our week-long beach stay.
I'll even share a picture of me in said swim gear after I just had a baby. Because my kids care more that I'm holding them in this picture of us than about how I think my thighs look way too big in this picture. This shot also shows me that despite the scale not budging, my workouts are making a difference!
2. Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
My dad. He wanted to make sure I got a text from my mom earlier in the day.
3. If you receive communion, do you receive it on the hands or tongue?
Hands. In our diocese, that's standard practice. Unless I'm holding an infant, then it's on the tongue because I'm using my own hands to hold the infants' hands lest she make a swipe for Jesus.
4. Do you have a tattoo?
No. I have my cartilage pierced, that's about as wild as my youth got.
5. How many dinner plates are in your house?
About 20 assorted kids' plate, 12 piece china set, and another dozen assorted plates for everyday use.
I much prefer paper, though. Does using cloth diapers balance out the occasional paper plate usage? How about the slightly-above-average usage? I'm hoping so!
6. Do you have an accent?
I was born and raised in the Midwest. They put call centers in the Midwest because it has been determined by some research gurus somewhere along the way that we have the least amount of accent and are the most understandable for all Americans. So, I'm going to go with, "no".
WIWS: Linking up with FLAP for What I Wore Sunday.
I recruited my oldest into taking a picture as we were rushing around getting ready for church, so blurry, but I'm liking this new dress, so I thought it worth sharing!
Dress is this one from Old Navy. They had a bunch of their dresses on clearance, so I snatched this one up! This color was clearanced out....clearly not everyone knew this was SOTG green! They have black, blue, pink, and navy right now for $15/each. (The link above isn't affiliate, so if you know someone with an affiliate link, hop over there and use their link!)
I'm liking this dress because it's a good shape and the fabric is thick enough not to be clingy.
Ignore those paint swatches, I think I'm going to leave the girls' bedroom pink.