"Volunteering" at the North Carolina State Special Olympics
by volunteering I mean...dancing with friends!!
Helping out at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham
I helped cook dinner!
Helping save the ta-ta's by walking
in Race for the Cure...
...me in all my get up!
Helping out at Second Chance Kitty Adoptions
I got to feed and play with the kitties!!
Rock-a-bye-ing and singing
to my dear friend's sweet baby
while he's in the hospital.
O+ saves the world!
Babysitting some pretty awesome boys for some good friends.
(I just plum forgot to take any pictures)
So I got started. Then halfway through the month, through her talk in church, another friend reminded me of what I was really trying to do... of who I really was trying to connect to. Throughout Christ's life he was persecuted, left alone, and had every excuse to give up. But he didn't. Even in his final moments, He reached out to others by promising one of the thieves next to him that he would with with Him in paradise. We must keep going. We must reach out. We must give back.
I may miss my family, I may want nothing more than to travel the world with an experienced guide, I may be so exhausted at the end of the day all I can do is cry, I may worry about things that are out of my control... but at that end of the day...I've had a wonderful 28 years. So thanks to all who remind me of that each and every day! I truly am one blessed little girl and it's been the happiest of birthdays yet!