26 September 2005

a beautiful day

Today was beautiful!
I threw another Birthday Party in the shelter today, this time for a 5 year old boy. I always make sure I give each child at least their own handmade blanket as well as toys. One of my co-workers decorates cakes and made a whole construction site on top of the cake for this kid. He was so excited.
Here are the other highlights of my day:
Spending the early evening chatting outside with several women in the shelter and hearing their good stories and their hopes and dreams.
Being told by a client that shelters everywhere need more people just like me.
Two of my co-workers taking the time to tell me that I am a wonderful person and a bright spot in their lives and that they are lucky to know me. (These two are my surrogate mothers, I really love them.)
Being followed around the shelter by a chubby toddler who adores me.
Being told by a 5 year old who is moving out of shelter tomorrow that she wishes she could take me with her.
Coming home from work and feeling like I'd actually done some good in the world today.
Sitting under the stars with a boy who has dark pretty eyes and freckles and thinks I'm wonderful.
My mother buying me a plane ticket so I can spend Christmas in my hometown for my sister's wedding.

9 comments:

Jon said...

I agree. You are a wonderful person and a bright spot in my life adn I'm glad to know you. Heck, I want to come live in your shelter!

Hey, I have dark pretty eyes and think you're wonderful too. Freckles are overrated.

nama said...

i acquired many freckles on my nose when i was in italy, which i now cover up with foundation. maybe i should let them out?

and nessa, you truly are a "bright spot" in my life, too.

nama said...

i acquired many freckles on my nose when i was in italy, which i now cover up with foundation...maybe i should let them free?

and leah, you truly are a "bright spot" in my life, too. :)

heather said...

I love you, you are amazing, I love what you are doing!!!

Jon said...

Nama posted two versions of her comment so you could pick which one you liked best.

nama said...

thanks, jon.

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