Saturday, May 18, 2013

Evan Walk….

2 years ago a kindergartener was killed by a bus. Can’t fix it, can’t change it but can help support a great cause. Today I did a 5k along with our bus drivers from Crosby and about 150-200 other participants. The 2nd running of the Evan Lindquist Memorial 5K and 2 mile was on the Paul Bunyan Trail beginning at the Information Center in Pine River.  Proceeds from this event are starting a scholarship fund in Evan’s name with the funds being held until 2022 with Evan’s classmates being the first recipients. So far they have raised $22,000.00. The parents said a few words and the heart break is just as fresh today as it was than. I can not imagine losing a child. It was raining and a very cool 50* but there was love and laugher and lots of prayers for the family.

100_0959Our bus drivers and family, C-I Transportation 100_0962                     100_0964 100_0966My time wasn’t the best. I have done better, I have done worse. But I walked with Amanda who doesn’t jog/run but didn’t want to go alone so she was my partner.  She made it 1/2 way before having to slow down and just walk slow so I took off and jogged the last half of the race. My time was 44:25:04. It’s okay I have another race June 8th, now I have a time to beat.

Mike came with today and was there for me and all of us. It was so awesome to see his smiling face at the end of the race. It’s so nice to have him home for the weekend.

So today was a great day. A blessing to little Evan that isn’t going to grow up but a name and little boy that no one will ever forget.

blessings

9 comments:

Sunshine's Heart said...

Sounds like a good day and fun for a good cause. I'm glad Mike was home for the weekend to share it with you.

Marc said...

What a great event/way to remember and honor a small child!

Debsdailylife said...

Youre awesome!!! What a wonderful cause!!! And look at the big smile on Mikes face!! (looks good in that jacket!!)

E. Jane said...

Loved the photos, Julie, and the great cause involved! Yes, our Minnesota weather has finally become more normal, and I'm loving it. Take care...

Deanna Printy said...

what a great reason to walk; blessings.

Angela Pea said...

Halleluiah!! It's warming up for you northerners.

What a great reason to get out and walk and job with friends. And? You have a beautiful smile.

Kim said...

ah geez that had to be a bit hard - my heart breaks too!!!

Betty W said...

You're looking so good Julie!

Baby Sister said...

How neat is that. I think it's awesome that you have that walk every year and that they are having his classmates be the first recipients. How neat. :)