Thanks for all the great great pieces of advices. Sometimes you get so caught up in what’s around you, you forget to step back and take an objective view. So thanks for that. David took Gabe skiing. Joe is sitting across the desk from me and playing MineCraft. Don’t get me started. Denise W and Jami just went for a walk and me? I took frank for a walk, cleaned the house up and going to blog quickly then run up to work to get some stuff ready for Monday.
And today I am welcoming any advice on 11yr old boys. My gosh, seriously. Joe is so beyond spectacular. The thing is, he’s 11 and in 5th grade and for some reason the word “dating” keeps popping up. I can’t handle an 11 yr old with a broken heart. No way. I said no dating till 8th grade, go ahead and have crushes and whatever but no one special girl till you are older. Gosh. This is a whole new ball game. Help me out here. I try to talk super casually so it’s not a lecture nor uncomfortable. Aghhh and I made the decision last week to let him get a phone so he could text his friends, only school friends and I can read it at any give time I choose. No phone at school nor bed time. Welcoming advice…cuz this is a whole new world for me. And I am struggling with it.
Side note, we get to go see BonJovi tomorrow..Super excited! We got tickets for the boys for Christmas and I can’t wait to watch their faces light up!
And now to the fun part. All of us combined, between Trunk Show bake sales, front yard bake sales, MJC bake sale, and just each of us pitching in helped raise over 12k for the kids. Beautiful. David, Sam and Jenni had a blast creating smiles at schools, drive thru’s, fire stations, hospitals and everywhere. With your help we just fed over 225 kids and there families for 3 weeks. Thank you! Thank you HUGE. This is just the start of making a change. Sometimes it seems overwhelming because the need is so great, but if we can just put one smile on a face a day, then that right there is change. Linda at Chicks for Children asked what we would like the extra monies to go toward and so I think that is something I would like some feed back form you guys on. Well, I know I would like your feedback. You helped raise it, so what do you think? I was thinking maybe we could 1. Use it to help give the children a meal on Saturday and Sunday, or 2. Sponsor a child to move to the orphanage. 3. Put it toward the the cost of beds and bedding for the new Orphanage. I don;t know. Whatcha think?
Denise W and Jami came down for a few weeks to talk with David and I about how we can make more of an impact. I told you we were working on some great things, and we certainly are. I think I am more excited than ever at what the future holds for these children. Big plans ahead, websites, children, trips and so much more to look forward to. And yes, we are going to be inviting you to take the journey with us. We are so excited to let these girls know dreaming is something that they need to start doing. If they take ownership of those dreams and we all do our part in helping where we can those dreams will come true.
It’s just the start of a great weekend. Now I am off to tackle the “dating” talk again in a nonchalant way!