For me August is a busy month of celebrations and commemorations. My wedding anniversary as well as the anniversary of my parents and grandparents take place in August. Birthday's of several friends and extended family takes place in August. It is the month I started Nursing school, it is also the month my mom received her kidney transplant.
August 6th marks the 8th year since my daughter and I joined my brother and his family at Give Kids the World in Florida. It is pretty much the most wonderful place in the world. It was for my nephew Tommy's trip through Make a Wish. I am a Wish Aunt. Everything they do at GKTW is for the children and their families, it is all about service and giving. It is a moment of respite for very sick kids and their families. When my daughter is old enough , I hope to be able to take her back to the village at Give Kids the World and spend some time there volunteering, in honor of my nephew Tommy. He was pretty much one of the most wonderful kids in the world.
This year I got together with some friends to sew totes for an oncology ward at a local pediatric hospital They are going to be filled with fun things , note booked coloring books, small toys etc. I like to call them "boredom buster" bags. We have a facebook page for the project. Our origional goal was to make and fill 50 bags. So far the count is 164 bags made. We have also been collecting donations of crayons, pencils, coloring books, stickers, play-dough Its pretty exciting. The best thing is, I know Tommy would love them.
I don't post very much I don't expect that there are really one who reads this blog. My reason for typing and posting this every year is to honor Tommy's life. My hope is that my children and friends will take the opportunity to do something nice for someone, and have fun.