Sunday, June 19, 2011

So Humbled

We had our big fundraising event last night.  I think I walked away more humbled and grateful than I have ever been in my life.  This process has been hard, it always is.  Adoption is not an easy journey, and fundraising is one of the hardest parts.  So many people don't understand or don't agree with what we are doing and when those people happen to be people who were close to you or people who you thought were friends, it makes it even harder.  For one night, I was able to forget about the naysayers and just enjoy feeling wrapped up by the support of the people who chose to be there for us. 

We are unbelievably blessed to have the unwavering support of some true friends.  You know the ones, right?  I'm talking the friends that will be there for you anytime day or night, no matter what.  They will support you, drop everything to help you, respect you even if they don't always agree with you and never, ever let you down!  It is because of these friends that this event was possible and that it was such a success.  We love you guys!

I was also reminded yet again that my work 'family' is incredible.  Despite the fact that I no longer work full-time, several coworkers, work friends, and even former managers made an appearance and showed us tons of support.  It really meant a lot to me to look around that room and see their faces.

The music was incredible - Thank You Mark Croft!!   The food was great, drinks refreshing and everyone seemed to have a great time. 

We got a lot of questions and comments about the kids and the adoption process.  It was nice to be able to freely share their stories and their pictures with people since it is something I'm not at liberty to do here. 

Thank you again to everyone who joined us - it was a fun night and we did, indeed make strides toward our goal.


Linda Schuhmacher said...

Sorry I missed it, but thrilled you had such an amazing night.

Michelle said...

Sounds FUN! I wish I could have been there!