Every year the week of Valentine's Day, a local radio show does something they call "36 hours for Kids." They raise money for Children's Hospital here in Denver. Every year, I am touched by the stories of children who go through trials that no one should ever have to! I am touched by their lives, their love, their hope, their relentless spirits. I often show up to work during the week with tears in my eyes, and today was no different. I often play the "woes me" game and they "why me?" game when really, I have life pretty darn good!
I have really realized today how precious life is! You never know what is going to be thrown your way. We have little control over the future, but part of the battle is finding joy in every journey.
I am also including some of my favorite stories that inspire me to want to be better. (make sure you have a bunch of tissues handy and don't forget to turn off the music at the bottom of the page.)
My sister-in-law, Molly, was born with a disease called epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Her skin is missing collagen 7 which means her She has been blessed by children's hospital as well. Matt and I became Miracle Makers 3 years ago and donated in her name. It is the best $15 a month we can spend. We never know what tomorrow will bring. Enjoy every moment of every day.