A year ago today, I was actively running around making sure every coworker, friend, family member, best friend, and associate had their flyer to aid in Honeybee’s fundraiser. I was biting my nails with worry because I’d already had a conversation with people who thought the entire thing “tacky” and “tactless”.
I got angry and then worried that others would feel the same. Then, I was embraced by wonderful and loving people who reminded me that it’s rare that a family has an extra $$$$$ lying around. If this assisted in removing some of the fees and stress, then so be it.
Slowly bit surely, posts started coming in. People were sharing their photos of hot wings, sliders, and yummy appetizers from one of the local restaurants. I was touched and humbled by those people who went and ate lunch and dinner on our behalf.
Though we only raised a small amount from that event, I was simply honored and appreciative of all those who took time out of their day for us.
Today, things are a bit different (insert smile as I write this). Today, I’m watching my daughter hand books to her daddy to read. Today, my family is sitting in the family room. Spaghetti was on our menu tonight and watermelon. Our music has been laughter. It’s been a wonderful and great day.
We still wait for the final letter decreeing everything to be legal, but we are just secure in our togetherness. We are enjoying being a family. A year ago, it crossed our minds that this may not occur as we wanted it to. We were still in the midst of custodial decisions, but we still moved forward.
Today, we are thankful just to be. May that never change.