I haven't been feeling too well this week, but a simple Facebook message from a high school classmate (after wishing him a Happy Birthday earlier today) immediately brighten my day. He wrote: I wish i could be more active myself in causes i believe in. The world needs more people like you desperately. Thank you, Andy. … Continue reading it’s the little things: thursday, march 31, 2011
It's the little things in life. I say this quite often and think it much, much more. During a staff meeting (Oops!) I decided to dedicate more time on this little blog of mind making mention of the little things in my life that remind me how simple & precious life is. So this is … Continue reading it’s the little things: friday, march 18, 2011
"Oh, and when you figure out, Love is all that matters after all. It sure makes everything else, seem so small." Carrie Underwood sang these words (to me) and captured my attention today as I rode the bus this morning on my way to our new work office (finally) in downtown Chicago. I thought of … Continue reading the nanny diaries: my weekend with max
So...yeah...I've never really liked Christmas. I know, I know. I should expect a lump of coal in my stocking for admitting that, but it's the truth. I'd try to explain myself, though figure it's best not to out of fear that you'll start calling me The Grinch. When this phenomenon began is a mystery to me. … Continue reading you make me want to believe, again.
Just like Fight Club, the first rule of volunteering at the children's hospital is: You cannot talk about volunteering at the children's hospital. I'll do my best not to break the rule, but I'm going to bend it as much as I can. After another blah day at work, I knew that kid therapy was … Continue reading there’s nowhere else i’d rather be
I wasn't going to write about my volunteer experience last night, but finding myself with anxiety and exhaustion today I think it's for the best. I began my Tuesday night with a visit with my Wish Kid, Liam, and his parents, as they're back in the hospital for his second Stem Cell Transplant. After enjoying their company and Liam's adorableness, I … Continue reading a moment for myself
George and Hazel. Hazel and George. These are the two precious faces that I woke up to every morning last week, and these are the faces that I wished to be woken up my this morning- however, no such luck. I'm back in Chicago, waking up in my little 1-bedroom apartment, with thoughts of Hazel … Continue reading oh darling, don’t you ever grow up, just stay this little. oh darling, don’t you every grow up, it could stay this simple. i won’t let nobody hurt you, won’t let no one break your heart, and no one will desert you. just try to never grow up.