Last night a reporter and photographer came to our house to talk to us about Noah, him passing away and our Make a Wish trip and the run. They told us that the article would be in the paper today, but we did not expect that it would be on the front (and second) page! It turned out to be a really nice article and we got phone calls this morning from people we know asking how they could enter the run which was so nice (you can click on the photo below to be taken to the online story).
We were so happy to wake up this morning to another beautiful day. I'm sure Noah is putting on the good weather for us at the moment. We arrived at Aurora early as we had planned to have helium balloons for family and friends who were walking with us, so we could let them go at the end, and needed to give them out. Chrish, Becky, Nicki and Mum had also surprised us last week with some beautiful t-shirts which they had made with Noah's face on the front and number 10 on the back, so we all had those on.
Nicki and Alex, Simone and Simon, Kellie and Dave, Alison, Pip, Eleanor, Bec and Mum were all going to be walking with us (I had originally planned to run it, but there was no way I would be able to with everything going on and really wanted to walk with everyone today anyway). Mum however had other plans and broke three bones in her foot this week! She looked after our bags for us :)
pent the night in hospital with Flynn last night so had hardly any sleep, but was still keen to come and walk for Noah. Luckily her sister Lisa was able to be on babysitting duties in hospital so Simone could come and still do it.
It was such a beautiful walk and was only 6.4 km so it wasn't too long.
Kayla were also there and Brett caught it on video for us.
After we crossed the finish line we all got together and let go of the balloons at the same time, and the crowd cheered and clapped again. It was so nice to have great friends and family there with us and I know that these last two weeks would be so much harder without them.
I was wondering how I would feel while we were doing it, and instead of feeling sad I just felt so happy to know that Noah would be proud of us for still doing it without him, and he would be so glad that our family and friends were there with us too. Thanks Lisa P, Helene, Belinda and Mariah for also going in it. We were just so glad that we could be a part of the run and $16,000 was raised for Make a Wish which is fantastic. We are already looking forward to next years run.