Saturday morning in Chicago.
At the lake.
A wonderful gathering took place where the love
for a little boy and his family was felt and seen throughout the area.
We all gathered at Foster Beach to walk and jog and for Jake.
To show our support and love for him during his battle with cancer.
Jake is only seven and we are all bound and determined to help him fight this fight.
We donned our "Jake Rocks" signs and headed off together.
As one friend and then another and another came out in droves to join us.
So with that, Jake and his mom and dad
released a box full of butterflies with their wishes whispered to them...
And then my girls (and all of the children present)
whispered their wishes to the butterflies that were hidden
in envelopes that they carried.
Zoe had two butterfly envelopes and she
carefully and purposefully whispered to each
butterfly before opening the packages...
The event was amazing to see. Smiles and cheers everywhere.
Zoe's butterfly hung around for a few minutes,
no doubt to see who it was he had been listening to and to see her beautiful face,
before taking off to the heavens.