Monday, October 26, 2009

Buddy Walk 2009!!

Last Saturday was the Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrome Group of Northwest New Jersey!

It was an awesome day, depsite the weather. There was rain off and on all day, but it was warm. And, just like last year, God gifted us with a nice window of no rain so we could get the walk in.
Even with the yucky weather, the turn-out for the walk was great! Our team, Anna's Banana Pants, had 39 walkers and raised over $2500!!! That is 39 walkers who showed up to walk...that does not include the 5 or 6 that were unable to make it due to illness or other reasons. Each time I turned around, there was another family that was walking with our team coming in the doors. I couldn't help but feel God's love each time I saw a new familiar face! We had family, and family friends, and neighbors, and friends from church, and teachers...all coming out in the nasty rain to show their love and support for Anna.

After the walk, everyone was invited back our casa for some grub. We made sure everyone was fed plenty, as the walk was long and probably took a lot out of them =).

It was a great day! It was a day that was definitely blessed by God. It was a day where, despite being dog-tired and my head about to explode from sinus congestion, I went to sleep smiling and praising the Lord for His many blessings.

Thank you to everyone who walked and/or donated to the Buddy Walk. Your continued support means so much to us!


  1. Oh, your bringing tears to my eyes! I absolutely love the pic of you with Anna on your shoulders! What a great day!

  2. Great day...thank you all who came out to support Anna. It was a real joy and blessing to have you all there. Anna says "thank you" :)

  3. Love all your pictures!! I wish I would of taken better ones at our walk. So glad you had a great time!!