A Special Tea Party

Well, all the hype was correct.  We had a blast at the GenerosiTEA party, which benefited LeBonheur.  We will definitely be attending next year, so stayed tuned for more information.  Lucy had a nice time as well, although she was still a bit tired and puny from her Friday headache.  She enjoyed spending time with her friends, but I could tell she just wasn't "feeling it."

I ran into a ton of friends that I haven't seen in years.  Friends from college and our old church.  It was so nice visiting and catching up on old times.  Wow!  How time really does fly.  As I walked around and really thought about how we had gotten to this point in our lives, you know, connected to the hospital in such a meaningful way, life felt awfully surreal in a way.  It will be 2 years ago this month that our lives changed forever.  2 years?!  When I was asked how I was doing by friends this past weekend, all I could say was "I am just happy to be here."  Here, meaning in the moment.  This moment in time where everything is OK.  I am choosing to praise God for this moment, and all the moments before.

Lucy, my niece Maddie and my beautiful sister.

 Lucy and her friend Ava.  She is the one we met at LeBonheur during our Halloween stay.  She is now a patient at St. Jude. 

 Did I mention that my sister is beautiful?  I just love her to pieces. 

 Lucy wasn't feeling her oats, so the fashion show was a bit of a bust for us. 

 Lucy and her best (girl) friend.  A.M. and her sister and mom are below.  I was so happy they were able to join us!

Cissy and her daughter E.M. joined us, too.  

We had such a wonderful time and I'm so grateful to have been a part of such a neat event.  I pray that no one reading this blog ever has to experience a hospital event with your child, but if you do you will be thankful that people across the city do these fund raising events.  Community support is what sets LeBonheur apart from every other hospital (besides St. Jude) in the area.  

Ok, enough of my soap box.  Thank you all for your wonderful words of encouragement this past Friday.  While I hate that so many of you suffer from headaches and migraines, it was comforting to know that there is a logical explanation for Lucy's headaches.  As someone posted, "sometimes a headache really is just a headache."  Oh, and I will resume Fun Fridays.  Please help spread the word.  The more people that participate the more fun we will all have.  

Happy Monday!

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