Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Run for Row 2009

Most of you that I met some of my best friends on a mommy message board. We all met while planning on our weddings on theknot.com and made our own little board later. Last November I made this post about my dear friend Andrea. She lost her husband, Matt, in a horrible accident at work and we all rallied around her in support. A couple of weeks ago the company that Matt worked for held a memorial 5k to raise money for trust funds for the kids. I was so glad I was able to go. There were about 20 of us that were able to make the trip and we had the best time, all while holding Matt, Andrea and their children, Jacob & Sydney, very close to our hearts.

We made a pit stop first, to pick up our friend, Wendi, and party with Hair Razor. We had a few shots and partied like rock stars.

Saturday morning we made the trek to Buffalo where we met up with the rest of our group. It was so great to see everyone again and to give Andrea a great big hug. Saturday night Andrea threw a party for us, complete with awesome food and an open bar. I still don't know what she was thinking, giving us an open bar, the night before the race.

Sunday, was the race & walk. I was able to do some of it but had to call it a day because of my back/leg issues but waited at the finish line to cheer everyone on.

Monday we made our trek back to the Buckeye state but not before some tearful goodbyes.

Andrea is doing wonderfully though. She has to be one of the strongest, thoughtful and inspirational women I have ever met. Her strength is admirable.


Cammie said...

I freaking love that picture of all of us with our drinks in the air.

Jim Brochowski said...

Great post. Awesome tribute to your friend's hubby. I know you partied it up and had a good time, but you should ALL be really PROUD that you took the time to make the journey for your friend.

Nice to see a new post up. :-)