Hello October, Gratitude

  • Sunny day
  • My overall health
  • My friend’s baby girl turned 1 today!
  • My parents
  • My sister
  • My brother in-law
  • My dog
  • My friends
  • My family
  • FINISHING my DEGREE
  • Kicking RSD
  • Walking
  • Meditation
  • Writing
  • Art
  • Music
  • WALKING
  • Child Life
  • Children
  • Healing
  • Strength
  • Love
  • Laughter
  • Every day is a new great possibility!!!!
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Today’s Gratitude

  • Sunny days
  • My overall health
  • My strength
  • My parents
  • My sister
  • My brother in-law
  • My dog
  • My family
  • My friends
  • Kicking RSD
  • Graduating next month!
  • School
  • Learning
  • Children
  • Child life
  • Art
  • Meditation
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Walking!
  • Every day is a new day!!!!

Today’s Gratitude

  • Sunny days
  • My overall health
  • Strength
  • Kicking RSD!!!!
  • My parents
  • My sister
  • My brother in-law
  • My dog
  • my Family
  • Friends
  • Doing well in school
  • Lessons Learned
  • Meditation
  • Music
  • Art
  • Walking
  • Writing
  • Children
  • Child life
  • Graduating in exactly 1 month!!!!
  • Every day is a new day!!!!!!

**Feeling so blessed**

Pure Gratitude

  • My health
  • Strength
  • My Parents
  • Sister
  • Brother in-law
  • Dog
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Doing well in school
  • Learning
  • Music
  • Art
  • Child life
  •  Walking
  • Life is good
  • Meditation
  • Writing
  • Sunny days
  • Kicking RSDs Butt
  • Ability to help children and their families
  • Here at the right time and the right place doing the right thing

The Joy of Making a Difference

Hello all,

As I have mentioned last post I have continued volunteering in the child life program at the hospital. I have been working in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit for almost a year and the General Pediatric unit for 7months. I have been able to help so many children and several of them have found a special place in my heart.

Last month I met an awesome 10 year old girl. She was expressive and creative and incredibly strong. She blew me away. While in the hospital she wrote and illustrated a book about Cancer. It was so beautiful, powerful, and inspiring.

A few days ago I saw a patient who was in the hospital a couple of months ago. This is a precious little girl and her mother who I formed a bond with last visit so they were and I was happy to see them. They were saying how happy they were that I’m there. It felt so great. I remembered from last time how creative she was and how much she loved to paint and design. When I took her to the playroom I set her up with a painting station. She said she had a surprise not to look. When she was finished she handed me a painting that said I love you! I was so touched!

Another adorable little girl who was a sibling of a little boy who was the patient joined. A moment later a little boy wanted to paint as well. Before I knew it I was running a little art class.  It was a fun eventful hour and change of working with multiple children at once. It didn’t phase me, they were adorable 🙂

When it was time to close the playroom two of the kids’ parents came to retrieve them and I  took the other peanut back to her room. About a half hour after cleaning up the playroom, I went to see all the kids in their rooms. When I went to see how my little friend who made the painting for me was doing she gave me another picture that says I love you and made me one of those rainbow loom bracelets. So sweet, I couldn’t believe it.

 

It is such a joy to help make a difference for these families!

 

 

Dust Yourself Off, Tomorrow is a New Day

Hey virtual ones!

I know it has been a while, time got away from me!

You know when you have one of those days that are hard that you feel like you were knocked down 50million times? Well, today that’s what my body felt like. I was pretty frustrated…

BUT you know now that I got out the emotions today all I have to say is…

F the pain, F the nonsense!!!!! I am getting through my hardships head on!!!!!

I finished with an A in both of my very difficult classes this term!!!!!

I got through my sister’s wedding in other shoes and socks!!!!!!

I am almost finished earning my degree!!!!!!!!!!

Now if I can be PAIN FREE that would be fantastic. I don’t know how yet but SOON I WILL BE PAIN FREE that is it, no other options!

Tonight my Physical therapist and I were talking about kids and parents and people in general, with how do they fight an illness. Without a doubt in my mind I have the answer…

When one is facing illness especially a child’s there is no other choice but to fight!

Every day is a new day and I am grateful!

Tomorrow is a new day, a day for greatness!