but in that "minute" ( really more like 6 hours!) so much happened. so much. and i knew it was happening then, but it doesn't really settle in till a couple of days have passed and you have a chance to look at some photos.
i was honored to meet so many new people. families that had never once been to a rett related event were there with huge teams! with T-shirts. with hope.
last year i had no idea what I was doing with this Strollathon thing. this year was 100% better. still room for improvement, but what a difference.
team little goose was huge. i tried to count and i came up with 49 adults, 32 kids and 3 dogs. incredible support. it's probably what made me cry a little when I got up to speak-everywhere I looked was someone I loved. or maybe it was the fact that I had a microphone this time. microphones are scary.
the weather was silly amazing. not a cloud and just warm sunshine.
our volunteers were so great. so so great. we had so much fun stuff-crafts, hair beads, tattoos, slushees, cotton candy and popcorn!
it is interesting to look back to this time two years ago...Nolan was turning one and we hadn't yet taken Avery to the lab for her Rett syndrome test. we have come a long way since then. a long way. i hate that rett has taken us on this detour-but i guess in times like this it feels more like the scenic route.
so unless something earth shattering happens between now and next year-save the date for 10.07.12-same time, same place. and if something earth shattering DOES happen-we'll just call it a CURE party!