Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Runnning for Rett!

Today was the Brooksie Way Half Marathon! What an awesome run! The weather was great, no rain and comfortable high 50's/low 60's. The race started at about 8:15. Scott and I ran together for about the first 4 miles or so which was nice, we got to chat, catch up, joke around - we don't typically run together (someone has to watch the kids) so we're not used to that but it was really great to spend that time together. At about mile 4 1/2 Scotty picked up the pace and went on ahead. That's when I decided to turn on Pandora and for the next 8 and a half miles or so I rocked the Christian music and prayed for a cure. I prayed for all of our angels, especially our critical ones right now and those with seizures that can't be controlled, that their suffering would be eased. I prayed for our researchers and rett specialists, that God would direct their thoughts and actions. I prayed for our parents that wake every morning and put on their boxing gloves ready to fight Rett once again. I prayed for all of the rett organizations and those on the front line raising awareness and funds for our angels. I prayed for October and that all of the fundraisers this month would be wildly successful. And lastly I thanked God for his mercy and that in His perfect time our girls will be healed. "For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds" said the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17

I know one day soon my Annie will be runnning along side me - actually, she'll probably blow right past me! After battling Rett anything else is cake.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the run. We raised $370 for Rett Research!

Oh yah, stats: Scotty: 1 hour 58 minutes Bridget: 2 hours 2 minutes



    Keep lifting up the prayers and I will too! Hugs to you Bridget!

  2. WOW! Congrats to both you and Scott! That is so awesome that you could do it together. Love the family picture. :)