Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wyatt's Wishes Makes First Appearance

The weather outside today was cold and dreary, but my heart was filled with warmth and sunshine. Today was one of the greatest days since June 6. Today, family and friends gathered together to walk in memory of our little Wyatt.

That's right, we came together and formed a team called Wyatt's Wishes. This was the first time that Wyatt's Wishes went public. We walked today to support the American Heart Association. What could be better to support for our first walk? Wyatt grew his wings due to a heart condition, so supporting the American Heart Association seemed fitting.

Prior to the walk, the team raised a total of $655.00, which was donated to the American Heart Association in Wyatt's name. But get this, my employer will be matching this donation. Therefore, $1310.00 will be donated to the Heart Association.

To display our team name during the walk, we had t-shirts printed. My sister, the artist that she is, drew the design. Then my mother-in-law printed the shirts. They turned out beautiful.

Since Wyatt couldn't be with us, I decided that we would bring his monkey. Brian brought Wyatt this monkey at the hospital. This little guy was at Wyatt's side the entire hospital stay. It was only right to bring Cheeky Monkey with us on the walk.

The morning was very wet and cold. Everyone met up and received their shirt. We then headed over to start the walk. Upon waiting for the walk to begin, the rain stopped. It was still damp, but it wasn't raining. Although it was wet and cold, no one complained once. Everyone was happy to be there to show their support for our little angel.

Something about this day made it feel as though Wyatt was right there with us. In a way, it felt like Wyatt was right in my arms. Today was one of the very few "happy days" since the beginning of the summer. The day was perfect except for the rain. But the way I see it, rain drops are just tear drops from Heaven.

The walk began and I was in awe. It was so great to see everyone so happy to walk for Wyatt. Friends, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins came out to walk with Brian and I. It was a sea of baby blue and it was beautiful.
We basically walked as a team. There were several little ones so we split up a few times, but ultimately we came back together.

As we were nearing the end, we looped around a little park and I noticed a beautiful waterfall. As I stood there looking at the little waterfall, I felt as though the whole world froze. I heard nothing but the sound of the water flowing down the rocks. That is when I felt my baby there, as if he were talking to me. It was as though he was saying, "Mommy, you see, you have to pay attention to the small things in life, you have to listen and you will understand. I am with you ALWAYS and I love you." He was there. My Wyatt was there with all of us today. He was looking down on us and he saw just how much love his entire family has for him.
Just a few minutes later Wyatt's Wishes finished our first 5K walk. It was amazing. Everyone came together on a rainy and cold morning to remember one little boy. A little boy who was too perfect for this side of life's journey. A little boy who is now on the other side of life's journey as our little angel!


Michelle said...

i so hope you wear those shirts at our walk!!!

Wyatt's Mommie said...

Yes dear! We will have them. I was going to have October 15 shirts made also. Let's see if I make it that far.. LOL

Jessica said...

How wonderful! I hope when my husband and I do our walk in Oct. that we will have as good an experience as you :)

Drew's Parents said...

I have tears in my eyes. What a beautiful way to honor your son. I know he must be so proud to be part of such a loving family.

turtleohs said...

The shirts are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome that so many people showed up and that your employer matched what you raised!

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Lisette said...

How wonderful!!! These moments are bitter sweet but so worth it. Way to go!!!