11/16/2009

My Hero


I ran a race along side my daughter last week. I watched April push Caleb’s stroller in the 5K run with a smile and a friendly wave to each person she saw along the way.

April has been running a marathon with her son for almost five years now. Because Caleb was born without a brain she has lovingly cared for him 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Only those close to her know the hills and valleys she has to face - the constant life and death struggle it is to keep her son alive.

April has been Caleb’s legs so he can run, his voice so he can speak, his hands reaching out to others when he can’t move.

As her mother I watch from the stands in awe.

April you are my hero.

5 comments:

Becky said...

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. She's my hero too. I just LOVE April. It's been such a blessing to climb those hills and valleys with someone who 'gets it'. I'm grateful for her and the shining example that she is to so many on a daily basis. xoxo

April said...

Oh, Mom you made me cry. You are such a blessing to me. I love you!

Ashley Baadsgaard said...

Amen. April is AMAZING! Thanks for bringing me into such an awesome family, mom!

Aubrey Baadsgaard Poffenberger said...

April is my hero too. She is an amazing example of everything that is good.

Arianne said...

Amen.