The March for Babies was yesterday and I am really feeling the emotional hangover today. I’ve talked about how I make it through these events by compartmentalizing my feelings, but sometimes my body decides to let that stress and emotion out in other ways, usually through illness, and this time was no exception. I’m hoping that now that the month is over, I will be able to start really recovering, and I’ll also stop coughing up my lungs every day. Thank you to everyone who donated to our team this year – I not only hit my personal fundraising goal, but we’ve almost hit our team goal, too!
The March for Maddie Scooter Crew before the March!
Around The ‘Net
~2 Survivors of Canada’s First Quintuplet Clan Reluctantly Re-emerge
~In Mexico, ‘It’s Easy to Kill a Journalist’
~Babies Floating in Fluid-Filled Bags
~A Day in the Life of a Food Vendor
~Silicon Valley Murder Mystery: How Drugs and Paranoia Doomed Silk Road
~Hacker claims to have illegally released new episodes of ‘Orange is the New Black’
~A Look at the Ugly Side of Getting Rich
~‘If You Take Out Kenan Thompson, The Studio Will Explode’
~Perspective | A world-class chef built a $600 pop-up in the Mexican jungle. It might be the meal of the decade.
~The Love and Terror of Nick Cave
~New gym class consists of nothing but SLEEPING for 45 minutes
~These historical trading cards would make an awesome gift for mom on Mother’s Day.
~Does anyone else daydream about ridiculous stuff they absolutely don’t need but want anyway? My current daydreams are about this electric scooter. I would only use it to and from the elementary school but that’s all up-hill and I’m very delicate.
~I ordered Annie this cute panda speaker for her room so she can listen to her music.
I’m going back to bed now. LOL.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Heather, I admire you so much. I know it hurts. You are such a fighter for exactly the right reasons.
Re: the Persistent Sisters trading cards – Have you seen/heard about the Rad American Women A-Z book? I, no lie, bought at least 5 copies so I could have them on hand to give them away to people. I go back and re-read the “X is for the women whose names we do not know” page all. the. time. It never fails to give me chills.
Mama Robs says:
You were all in my prayers – especially yesterday. I know how hard these events are. They take such a huge amount of energy to keep plugging along. Maddie and Jackie are so very proud of all of you. I have no doubt they were both there beside you walking. We love you Heather and Mike.
All of my love,
Heather – I saw this and thought of you and Mike.
OMG! LOL. I both love and hate this simultaneously.
I am glad that it is May and you made it through another April (even though I know every day without Maddie is hard I know that some days/months are harder than others).
The Atlanta March of Dimes walk is this weekend and I will be walking for Jake, Sawyer, Maddie and all the other children gone too soon.
Sending you lots of hugs and hope. xoxo