Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bringing More to Life

Do you ever feel like you are not doing enough to help others? This has been on my mind lately. I feel like I should be doing something more with my life. My job isn't meaningful - it pays for us to live - but it doesn't give me great joy. I do like my job but I think I need something else - meaningful. When I was a teenager, I volunteered alot for our local hospital. I pulled over 4000 hours of volunteer time. I loved it.

The problem is that I don't have time. Between work, the kids and family life, I barely have time to take a shower.

I have been thinking about ways I can help - start some sort of help for cleft children in China, volunteer at a local hospital or something else. Not sure what or when I will have time. My absolute dream would be go to China and spend time at the Starfish Cleft Home.

In the meantime, we sponsor a little boy at Philip Hayden. His English name is Will. He has a cleft lip and palate just like our Ricky. I wish I could bring him home. Isn't he a cutie? He is just a bit older than Ricky.

I also have donated our White Swan Barbie Doll to Kreuer Family fundraiser so that they can bring their sweet daughter home who also has a cleft lip and palate.

These are just little things I'm doing to give back but there is more to be done.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


I was going through some photo's from our vacation.
This has to be one of the best pictures.
Number 1 reason why we adopted. You are looking at it.