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.