Yesterday I was at the park district getting ready to teach a spin class when one of my "regulars" and I were talking about our weekends. She had asked how my weekend was and I told her it was Joey's birthday on Saturday and then Sunday we were very busy with a lot going on. I explained that we went to a mass in Elmhurst where my mom had the intentions of the mass said for Joshua, and then we had a 4th of July party, and a friend's birthday party. I began to explain that I have twin boys, and one passed last March. Before finishing that, she stopped me and said, "Sandy, I just found out last weekend that you are Joshua Kurby's mom. I never realized your last name to put the two together." She then said her condolences and some very kind words, but what stuck with me the most was that she knew Joshua Kurby, and then realized I'm his mom. Josh continues to be present in many people's lives, and introduces himself to others that may not know him. I know there are a lot of people at the park district that participated in the Charge for CHARGE run last year, and many that are getting ready this year. I am thankful for all of them, and can't help but smile when I see someone walking the halls or taking one of my classes donning their race t-shirt. But today, I was taken aback a bit to hear someone say "You are Joshua Kurby's mom."
I just had to share that since it truly made my week! I will update pictures soon, since I know many want to see pictures from the boys' birthday.