Friday, August 27, 2010

Channel 5

This morning we were told our family had a surprise for us. We had to be up and ready by 6am. I was a bit nervous! eek. What were they planning. I was thinking something crazy or embarrassing but to our surprise it was nothing but amazing.  Ryans incredible Aunt Mary Ann nominated us for the High 5 award through our local KSL News station for our efforts with Makenzie's Live, Laugh, Breathe Event last month. We opened the door to a bright light in our eyes and the sweet Brooke Walker holding a mic to our faces.  We were a bit nervous. I'm not good doing anything like that esp on the spot. My answers to her questions were a bit silly and I would have said a better answer if I prepared but oh well. I guess that's the point. It was so great to see our family standing behind them telling us that we did a good job- what I really wanted to do was turn that camera around and say- Spot light them- because without them, we couldn't have done it.  It was our family that got us out of bed everyday. It was our family that continues to check on us and make sure we are taking care of ourselves. Its our family that isn't forgetting Makenzie and instead honoring her life with us.  We are so lucky. So very lucky to have each of them in our life everyday.

Thank You so much for this amazing award!

To read the story go here
High 5 for couple raising money for disease that took daughter's life

12 comments :

Jeska said...

That is so awesome. You guys are amazing!

Jill said...

Kendra and Ryan,
I read your blog today. Congratulations on the High 5. I have been touched by your blog. Thank you for sharing your story and your life. I wish that when I experienced the loss of my Mom that I could have shared those feelings I was experiencing....to say them out loud. How fresh and comforting to hear you speak them. My you find peace and healing. Love you!

Jeska said...

Oh and I tagged you to answer some questions if you have some time :)

brigette said...

This is so cool and exciting!! Way to go you guys deserve it!

Alerie said...

This is so awesome!! You guys deserve it so much, because you are amazing and have done wonderful things in honor of Makenzie!! Much love!!

Emma said...

Awesome!! I am so glad you have such an incredible, supportive family and friends. What a blessing! I am so proud of what you ahve done, what you are doing and your grace while doing it...you deserve the recognition! :-) Love and hugs, Em

ML said...

I saw it in the news. You definitely deserve it! You are an inspiration to so many people. Congratulations!

Stacey said...

How awesome and so well deserved. I forget sometimes how you've experienced so much at such a young age and I have nothing but admiration for you. Everytime I look at my baby I think of you and Makenzie and say a little prayer.

TMI Tara said...

Wow. So glad you are recognized for all the good you do and the amazing person you are. I was also talking about you with the people at Modern Woodmen today. I hope YOU realize how incredible you are because everyone else does! Love you girl!

TMI Tara said...

That was the first I knew how much you raised at the carnival. Over $15,000, Kendra..... WOW. You did it, girl. YOU are amazing! LOVE you!!!

Ashley Sullenger said...

Doesn't it make you realize that it's all about family? That's so great! And I love your leggings project. There are going to be some very grateful parents in the PICU. I just started crying when I read what you were doing. I hope things are going well for you and your husband!

Victoria Strong said...

This is so, so wonderful and so, so deserved!!! Way to go guys! We are so proud of you and so honored to know you. I hope you know what an impact you have had!!!

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