Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Preslee Race

Sophie talked about this race forever, she was so excited to run in the “Preslee Race” as she called it. It was really the Anything For A Friend 5k, or F2TF (Fight to the Finish) 5k. It was a great cause with all proceeds going to help terminally ill children. There were 30 teams in the race, each racing for a loved one and each team had a different colored shirt with their team name on the back. Ashley and Pat got a team of 70 people put together of family and friends and we ran for Team Preslee. It was really neat to be part of. Ash brought pink necklaces for all the girls to wear, which was entirely appropriate because Pres loved her necklaces. IMG_7010 copyI’m not sure that Sophie even remembers her cousin. I’d like to think she does. She’ll tell me that she does, and then she’ll tell me about a memory she has, which is usually something I had taken pictures of. So it might be a memory of looking at photos, and it might be an actual memory that is brought back by seeing the pictures. I’m not really sure since she was so young. But there was that special connection between the two of them and I know that connection goes beyond this life. So it wouldn’t be entirely shocking to me if she does have some memories of their short time together. IMG_6857 copyIMG_6882 copyIMG_6870 copyIMG_6871 copyIMG_6873 copySophie was so thrilled that she was bursting with excitement before we got going. She was going to win this race.IMG_6877 copyIMG_6879 copyIMG_6885 copyIMG_6887 copyIMG_6890 copyIMG_6901 copyIMG_6906 copyIMG_6907 copyIMG_6911 copy
IMG_6914 copyIMG_6916 copyIMG_6920 copyIMG_6925 copyIMG_6930 copyIMG_6935 copyIMG_6939 copyIMG_6944 copyIMG_6956 copyIMG_6962 copyIMG_6969 copyIMG_6986 copyIMG_6989 copyIMG_6990 copyIMG_7002 copyThe girls literally were sprinting every chance they got. I had a hard time keeping up with them at some places. I was shocked at how well they did. I thought they’d have a rough time and ride in the stroller for most of it.
It was a great race, and a great way to remember such a sweet little girl that we miss so much. IMG_7020 copy