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Let's Celebrate Life by Walking: CareNet Walk for Life 2017

When my wife, Amy, and I were expecting our first child, we had a friend who was the head nurse at a fertility clinic. She offered for us to come over anytime we wanted for a free ultrasound.  So we did, and I bet we went at least once a month.  We got to watch our son, Johnny grow from a flutter of a heartbeat to a recognizable baby.  I remember the first time I saw his fully formed face on the monitor.  Oh, I know you!  It seemed like I’d known that face all my life.

Since Johnny was first born, he has come with us to CareNet’s walk-for-life every year.  We pushed him in a stroller for the first couple, carried him for the next one or two, and then he started trotting alongside us.  This year will be his 19th walk.  Why do we do it?  We do it for all the moms and dads who didn’t get to see their baby grow from a flutter of a heartbeat to a face.  We do it for all the babies who can’t walk for themselves, all the babies who have had their chance to crawl, walk, and run stolen from them.  And we do it for all the babies who will get to enter the world through the work of CareNet.

Why not join us?  This year’s walk is on Saturday, June 17th and we’ll meet at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton.  The walk starts at 9:00 am, but come early for coffee and breakfast treats. For more information about the walk, check out the CareNet website at or call me at Peace (630) 627-1101.

In Christ,

Pastor Marty

Submitted by Senior Pastor Marty Hufford, Peace Lutheran - Lombard

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