Warren Memorial Hospital yesterday. Many thanks to Belinda Hardesty who made some amazing gluten free banana bread muffins. She wrapped them up so nicely that I couldn't even sneak one! I had a great time decorating the box for all the muffins and getting covered in Elmer's glue.
I started this with the idea of reinforcing giving and community for my children but I feel like I am growing and learning with the experience. I am definitely not an outgoing person but I find myself talking to more people and enjoying the people around me. I have always tried to remember to thank everyone that helps in any way. I am even cheerful to the cashiers at Walmart when they send me death glares for having them bag with my reusable grocery bags. Kill em with kindness - right?
Farrell & Croft, P.C., and the attorneys were wonderful about thanking me, telling me that I was doing great, and encouraging me. I miss them on a regular basis and remember so much that I learned from my years working there. It took me a while adjusting to being a mom - Kyle was a fussy baby and I wasn't getting much in the way of "Thanks Mom - way to handle that diaper blowout!". Luckily - I have these amazing little boys who are very affectionate and I try to remember to appreciate the little moments. I also have incredible parents who tell me I am doing great. I am hoping that our Summer of Giving will be the little moments for the people who do so much for our town.