Thursday, June 24, 2010

11 Months

11 months...

Summer has kind of creeped up on me out of nowhere. I'm finding it to be a really difficult time of year. We are surrounded by signs of new life, warmth and sunshine. It's a time of year I have always loved. But this year, it brings with it so many reminders...the canola fields in full bloom...a stab to my heart as I remember those fields, surrounding us in their beauty on the day we buried our son.
I am not exactly sure what to do with this all. The memories are both comforting and haunting, triggered by the smallest of things, at the strangest of moments. As much as I want to remember my boy all the time, to have him close to me always, I find that I must push these memories aside in order to get through the day. It becomes a constant battle in my mind. In time, I hope to be able to make some sort of peace with the memories.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Vote To Refresh GKTW

Please help refresh Give Kids The World Village with just a click of your mouse!!

By voting once a day, every day in June you can help Give Kids The World receive a grant of $250,000 through Pepsi to refurbish the Village villas.
For those of you who have followed Noah's journey, you know what a very special place GKTW village is to us and to so many other families. We are so grateful to them for the amazing week we spent at the Village, and the very precious memories that we will always cherish.

Please help us give back to the village!!

Follow these easy steps:

1) Visit and click the "Vote for this idea" button.
2) A pop up window will appear where you will enter your information and sign in.
3) After signing in, you will be taken back to the Give Kids The World page. Click "Vote for this idea" to submit your vote.
4) Tell your friends, family and colleagues to "Vote 2 Refresh" GKTW.
5) Repeat once a day, every day until June 30.

It really is that simple to help GKTW reach this amazing goal!!