Finally we were able to get away for a few days. We spent a few days in Las Vegas which was really nice. My brother’s participated in the Baker to Vegas run that is for law enforcement officers. Talk about teamwork, 20 people to run 120 miles in the desert. It was hot during the day and cold at night, no matter what time they ran it was uncomfortable. It was nice to go and see them participate in such a big event. I know this year for my brother Carlos it was especially hard since Marie wasn’t there to cheer him on. He was able to get through and make the best of it. I am proud of them both. Hopefully next year my 2 other brother’s will participate as well. We attended 2 BBQ’s hosted by the homicide department and Carlos’s station as well. Very nice, very different, never seen those parts of Vegas. Julian did very well on the drive to there and back. He was throwing tic-tac’s at my head, laughing away on the way over there and sleeping on the way back. I could just imagine how he will be later on when he is 21! Excited to go there but tired on the way home.
This is a picture of my brother Carlos and his family before the run. It was pretty hot out (92) and he was running at 1pm. I don't have a picture to share of my other brother running. He ran when it was cold at 1am!
This is him finally done with his leg of the race, I believe he ran 6.8 miles. I really wish Marie was there to chear him on at this finish line. I know she was there is spirit.
Well the March of Dimes walk is going to be this Saturday. I am a little nervous only because I do not know how I will do emotionally. My honey might not be able to make it because he is out of town for work again. He is going to try but more likely he will not be able to get the day off, I will just cross my fingers and hope he does. On my way to Vegas I was called by some lady named Rita. She is the main person in charge for the Inland Empire chapter of the walk. She called to congratulate me on our teams fundraising, so far $2,395 I am beyond excited about that. She asked me why we were walking and I told her about Sami. She was very nice and she told me she would be honored to personally meet me that morning and asked me to meet her at a designated VIP tent. She said they would mention Sami’s name before the walk and give me a dove to release in her honor. I really hope that I am able to that without breaking down. I am happy that a few people have signed up to walk with me, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little hurt about certain people not signing up. I didn’t get team shirts made because I really didn’t know who and how many were going to sign up so I didn’t want to just spend money that I don’t have. My best friend’s and her fiance came up with a team logo and I love it. I got a shirt made for myself, my honey and Julian. We are going to get some stickers made for the people that are walking with us to put on the day of the walk. I can’t wait to take a group photo to share with all of you. Again, I want to thank everyone who has donated money to our team “On Angel’s Wings”.
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