Monday, February 9, 2009

Tuesday's Wagie Ride. With no wagon. But in spirit.


Yesterday, Lee and Em hosted a virtual "Wagie Ride" to honor the memory of Tuesday Whitt...what an AMAZING idea. 

Where we didn't have a wagon, we took the opportunity to spend time with the kids, walking, playing, and despite their screaming and complaining, simply loving them. We went to a place called the "Kid's Kastle", that is covered in memories, and tributes, and donor plaques...the place just oozes with sentiment. And I took the opportunity to think more about Tuesday Whitt, as well as the many kids every year who live with, and die from this terrible disease.

And despite the sad thoughts, I also got excited again, at the thought of raising money, shaving my head again, and helping these kids. Once again I thank you for your donations, big and small, and I ask that those of you who have not donated to the cause please consider it. You have the ability to help some of these kids...even a small donation adds to reaching a cure.









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22 comments:

Eudea-Mamia said...

Thanks Jay!! Can't wait to see your sweet kiddos in your post. Em

Lee the MWOB Queen said...

Jay - you simply are one of the best examples of blogkind there is...

Lee

Heather of the EO said...

I think it's really cool that it's been FREEZING here and today is a balmy 30 something. So we get to join in!

Today IS about Tuesday. And you rock.

Lee said...

That's a very sweet idea. I wish I had a way to participate.
Today is definitely Tuesday's day.

The Eadle Family said...

You are so wonderful! Thank you! If you don't mind, I'll be grabbing photos for a video scrapbook for the Whitt family (I am a friend of the family)

Jenni Jiggety said...

We don't have a wagie...but we went out with our bikes! Can't wait to see your pictures, Jay!

DiPaola Momma said...

Looking forward to the pictures. We posted ours today. What a great idea huh? OH I clicked for you today.. Click fest!! stop by my blog and check it out (it's the post after the Wagie ride)

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

We don't have a wagie and no place to ride outside, so the Little Princess rode her favorite Princess Tricycle around the house for pics... ;) It's an honor to be able to participate in some small way.

Vodka Mom said...

this was an amazing idea. GOod luck....

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I read the Tuesday Whitt story a bit.. see what you helped inspire??! That rocks huh?

Am waiting out my extra day here in Nashville after blissdom is over.. you ARE coming next year, yes?

Beth said...

So sweet! My heart just breaks for Tuesday's family. I pray for them to find some peace.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Yeah - pictures saved!!

We are a huge Kids Kastle household around here. Love all the shots, and the sentiments.

Thanks for linking along - Em

Jenners said...

Lovely post! We had a touch of spring here and spent it at the park and I just appreciated my son.

Sera said...

Beautiful pictures, and Kids Kastle sounds like such a neat place.

Lee of MWOB said...

Yeah for Jay!! Those pictures are gorgeous - your children are amazing...and that park looks like a special place....thank you for these. what a great addition to this epic montage we are trying to get together... :-)

Happy week ahead!

Lee

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

What an incredible thing you are doing! I will certainly donate and I thank you for bringing my attention to this cause!

P.S. awesome pics!

Motherboard said...

I just found your blog, and can I say I think I'm in love? Your blog is awesome! I'll be back. Fo sho!

cat said...

A great and fitting tribute. Greetings from South Africa.

Momisodes said...

What great shots of a wonderful afternoon. Those plaques are beautiful. It's been amazing seeing how many people are celebrating Tuesday today.

Kristen Zirkle said...

We love that park

Kareer Woman said...

Love these pics!

BoufMom9 said...

Thank you for paying tribute to Tuesday.

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson