My husband started this small business in West Texas just trying to make my dent in the world. I figured he would help a few people lose some weight and provide for our family. It grew, and grew. The day I realized he was making a bigger impact than I thought, was when Alex Munoz messaged him to tell him he was following our programming in Afghanistan. That really blew my mind. Here was a soldier, fighting for our country, in a desert across the world that was listening to my husband and our little gym in Midland, TX. Alex has always been special to me, for that reason. We mailed him some shirts and a small care package while he was stationed and David & he have always kept in touch via Facebook.
As some of you know, Alex and his wife Amy were expecting a little girl, Kaitlyn Sophia. Alex arrived home (unexpectedly at that) in time for her delivery. Their little girl was in the breech position and they elected to do a c-section. They loaded their car with their car seat and their hospital bag and were off to meet their sweet girl. When they checked into the hospital they found out that God had called Kaitlyn home. I cannot imagine a greater pain. The grace with which Alex and his wife have handled this heartbreak is truly remarkable. To get a better glimpse, you can see Amy’s blog here.
Now, with the Christmas season rolling around God has placed them even more heavily on my heart. I reached out and asked Amy if there was anything we, as a community, could do for them. She mentioned this organization, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and how they gave her the most precious gift on that day. Pictures of her sweet baby girl. You can read more about that, here.
That was all it took. We will raise money to donate to that organization in sweet Kailtyn’s name.
Friends, acquaintances, strangers, anybody, this is to you – As most of you know, this is one of my few posts on the website in the 2 years we have had this little gym. This is so, so important to me. Most of us will never have to experience the absolute tragedy that these sweet people have. THANK GOD. And please, even if you have a dollar left to your name, give some pennies to this cause.
Many years ago, while listening to the late Kidd Kraddick, my husband and I heard him talk about the “healthy kid tax” and how we are called as parents of healthy babies, to pay our “tax” to those that don’t. I ask you, if you can find a place in your heart to donate, please do.
Alex & Amy will be in Midland and be attending this “Kaitlyn Sophia WOD” which will be held on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 10 am. Even if you can’t make a donation please feel free to come out and help support them physically, with a smile and a hug.
More details on the WOD itself will be released next week, but plan on being here at 10 am! And of course, even if you can’t make the WOD, donations are welcome!
As for donations, we are putting a suggested donation of $20 on this, but obviously, any more or less is welcomed. You can email david@crossfitfms with the amount you would like charged to your account, you can bring cash/check to the box beforehand and give it to a coach, or you can bring it with you on the day of the WOD.
If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact me at 432-349-3585.
I am so blessed and honored to be a part of this amazing community and I am SO EXCITED to see how we can impact this charity.
Thank you, and may God bless you!
~ Mrs. Coach Barnett