Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Amazing Race 2010

This is Asa's team!! My Mom and Dad came. Plus my cousin, Lacy and her sweetie, Danilyn. I thank them all so much for coming and supporting Asa and us!!

Meet the Loftins. Bryan, the little boy up high, has mito. His parents are Bo and Christine. Natalie is the little sister and Bradley is big bro!

And this is Jackson Culley and his mom, Emily! I didn't get a picture of his dad, John and big brother and sister, Wesley and Emily. They are a great family and the race was in honor of Jackson! Millington is his hometown and they sure do love some Jackson there!!

This was one of the most amazing things I've ever been a part of. They estimate that there was at least 500 people there today. Nearly 300 runners, plus us walkers and volunteers! The UMDF will be sent $18,500!!! And that is after expenses! Can you believe it?!! I was so excited when we pulled up and saw so many cars in the parking lot already. And then as we were getting out, they just kept coming in! If nothing else we got the word out about mito, don't you think!! The next run is scheduled for March 26, 2011!! Mark your calendars!! Maybe I'll run next year!

Asa did great today. It was windy and busy and he was great!! He showed off his stepping skills for everyone. He played on the blanket with Danilyn, Cade and Gracie. He had a good time! He had a rough spot late this afternoon but at least it was at home and not while we were out and about!

Thank you, Mrs. Margaret, for the reminder of that wonderful verse!! I keep telling people that I wasn't sure if we'd see Asa step or drink from a straw but just look at him now! I should not be surprised that God answers our prayers, the big ones or small ones. He only wants to bless us! He wants to pour out good things all over us. We just have to ask and believe that He'll do even more than we can imagine.

A little like the race today. Maybe we had hopes of 100 people and a $5000 donation. But look what happened! It rained on Friday and is supposed to rain on Sunday. But today was great! I don't believe in accidents. I don't believe in luck. I believe in God's blessings on our lives!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!


Melodie said...

looks like mito what? was a huge success!! yay for research money! I love looking at all your pictures.. Asa looks really strong! It's really amazing to see just how far Asa has come. xoxo

Cheryl and Bricen said...

God's blessings are surely being visited on Asa....look how far he's come in the past several months!!!!
I'm really hoping to make the run next year.