Friday, January 15, 2010


Unless you've been living under a rock and never have your tv or radio on...then you've heard about the devastation in Haiti. I am sick over what has happened to so many lives and how the survivors have been effected. This morning on the news I heard that the death toll has reached approximately 50,000 people. 50,000???!!! Can you even wrap your head around that? I know I'm having a hard time.

The boy's school had a fundraiser today and he was determined to wear the flag colours (as the school suggested) blue and red. He also wanted to donate all the money he had being $5.00 that my grandfather gave to him the other night when we all went out for dinner. Every little bit helps! I was so proud of my boy for thinking of others and not himself. What a difference we can make even by just opening our wallets and donating as little as $1.00. If money is tight (as it is in our house with the boyfriend being jobless for 2 weeks) then at least I can open up my mind and heart and pray alot!

I also wanted to update you and all and let you know that the boyfriend did in fact find another job and his first day was today! I'm patiently (okay not so patiently) waiting for him to walk through the door now and let me know how it went.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Love a little bit harder, hug a little bit tighter and smile often!


Lynn said...

So sweet that you are raising a boy with a big heart. They make the best grown men! :)

Staci said...

The Boy is so sweet! Such a kind heart!!! I hope the BF's first day was great!!! Can't wait to hear about it!!

Anonymous said...

It just breaks my heart. My friend is adopting two kids in Haiti and the orphanage wall crumbled. She is so upset. :( :(

Good luck with your turkey tomorrow!

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~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

That is absolutely horrible what happened in Haiti. My heart really goes out to all of the families. Ryder sounds like he was brought up just right. That's wonderful that he wants to help. You're right, every little bit does help!

That Girl said...

It is so sad!

Together We Save said...

You must be doing something right for your boy to think of others before himself... hope the first day at work went well.

Jen said...

Good post Mel, and you must be so proud of your son! I hope the boyfriend's first day went well :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh how I love it when my girls put others before themselves! And yay for a new job for the boyfriend!!!

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My friend who was adopting from Haiti got her kids today!!!!

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