Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In Honor of James


Tony has been working hard training for the Red Bud Classic 5K run on Sunday, April 5th. I am so proud of him! I was going to do the 5K with him, but due to my c-section recovery it looks like I will just be walking the stroller 2 mile. I am okay with that, and quite proud of myself for even doing 2 miles. Tony and I have decided to walk/run in honor of sweet little James Ryan. We know the Ryan family from our old home in the Woodlands. James was diagnosed with Leukemia on July 12, 2007 at the age of 13 months. James' mother, Joy was pregnant with him the same time I was pregnant with Tobin. It was fun going through our first pregnancy together, and sharing our first steps into motherhood. I will never forget the moment I found out that James had Leukemia. Tony and I burst into immediate heart aching tears and prayer. James is now half way through treatment and there is a 1/2 way 5K dedicated to him in the Woodlands, TX this Saturday. We won't be able to make it, so we are dedicating our run/walk to James. Greg and Joy, we admire how you have handled this battle and persevere like you do every day. We are celebrating this 1/2 way point, and continue to pray for James' recovery. We will be thinking about you and your sweet family every step of the way on Sunday. We will continue to pray for you and James daily. We love you!

2 comments:

Greg and Joy Ryan said...

thank you Rachel and Tony--that means so much to us!!

love Greg and Joy

Anonymous said...

He looks like an amazing little boy!! I will pray along with you for James and his family! You guys are so awesome for doing this run/walk in honor of him =) Again, praying for God's healing touch for this sweet little boy! ~Kim Martin