Sophie talked about this race forever, she was so excited to run in the “Preslee Race” as she called it. It was really the Anything For A Friend 5k, or F2TF (Fight to the Finish) 5k. It was a great cause with all proceeds going to help terminally ill children. There were 30 teams in the race, each racing for a loved one and each team had a different colored shirt with their team name on the back. Ashley and Pat got a team of 70 people put together of family and friends and we ran for Team Preslee. It was really neat to be part of. Ash brought pink necklaces for all the girls to wear, which was entirely appropriate because Pres loved her necklaces. I’m not sure that Sophie even remembers her cousin. I’d like to think she does. She’ll tell me that she does, and then she’ll tell me about a memory she has, which is usually something I had taken pictures of. So it might be a memory of looking at photos, and it might be an actual memory that is brought back by seeing the pictures. I’m not really sure since she was so young. But there was that special connection between the two of them and I know that connection goes beyond this life. So it wouldn’t be entirely shocking to me if she does have some memories of their short time together. Sophie was so thrilled that she was bursting with excitement before we got going. She was going to win this race.
The girls literally were sprinting every chance they got. I had a hard time keeping up with them at some places. I was shocked at how well they did. I thought they’d have a rough time and ride in the stroller for most of it.
It was a great race, and a great way to remember such a sweet little girl that we miss so much.