March for Babies

Both of my girls were born full term and healthy. I was able to pull both of them to my chest, immediately after I gave birth to them. I held them in my arms for a good hour, still covered in goop and wide-eyed meeting their mama. I breastfed them and kissed their fuzzy, wet heads. I felt my heart expand in my chest with a new love, a love I didn’t know could exist. Each time I think about the births of my girls, I get the chills and tears fill my eyes. I pray that I never take those experiences for granted. For me, birth was a beautiful thing – no fear, no tubes, no separation from my babies. For others, it’s not the same. Some mothers face extremely difficult pregnancies – early deliveries, weeks in the hospital, separation from the little ones they are just beginning to know. March of Dimes is an organization determined to make a difference for these families. 

When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. They’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit all babies. Find a march near you by visiting the March of Dimes website. Many events are this weekend. It’s not too late to sign up and march to make a difference for babies.

Lacy is a wife, mom, teacher, and dreamer, determined to live a BIG life in a simple way. She writes at Living on Love where she shares inspiration for doing just that. From great recipes and fun projects to adventures in the outdoors and experiences in parenting, Lacy believes in living a meaningful life on a daily basis. In addition to her blog, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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