Tuesday, March 26, 2013
For additional information and tickets, please visit Heroes Art Ball . I personally invite each of you to join us. We would love to see as may familiar faces as are available that evening. Thank you for your love and support and support of those that have loved and supported us.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
My week has consisted of being stretched out on a sofa with restricted movement, slipping in and out of a painkiller haze. So thankful for a husband who has taken 'extra wonderful' care of me, for my family and friends that have stepped in to be of assistance when needed. It's been rough.
I had hoped to never have to endure another knee surgery, but this past week I had my sixth knee surgery. Five scopes and an ACL reconstruction (attributed largely to my love of sports). This go round I had some meniscus tears to repair, along with some clean up to get done. That was the plan until they got in there and saw the complete madness that has been going on since my last surgery. It was a lot worse than originally expected and required a bit more to address. There were issues that will definitely affect the stability of my knee going forward and the things I'll be able to comfortably do. I have a follow-up appointment to discuss a lot of those points, but for now...it's quite a challenge.
I'm thankful for mobility and use of my limbs. Praying for a swift and speedy recovery. Also believing for a plan that allows me to remain active and maintain the quality and fulfillment of activities I enjoy.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
I've enjoyed speaking on behalf of the many organizations we love and who have loved and supported us over these last two years (Faith and Family Church, ASK, Connor's Heroes Foundation, Starlight Foundation, Make A Wish Foundation, Give Kids the World, Children's Miracle Network ,Children's Hospital of Richmond) and the Miss Chesterfield Organization.
I love sharing our story, the goodness of God and the collective beauty of the human spirit. As a result, I believe it has become a part of my mission and assignment to educate and bring awareness, participation and partnership to Organizations that are making a tremendous difference in the lives of others.
I've had the pleasure of partnering on several occasions over the last year with Children's Miracle Network and Children's Hospital of Richmond to speak with/to their local and national partners in an effort to allow these partners to 'see' and 'hear' the difference they are making. As a result other avenues and opportunities have been birthed or opened up. The Foundation contacted me last week to share they are launching a new group starting with #TeamBolton.
an excerpt from that message...
"This spring, we will initiate a new group within our Foundation and we’d like to begin with you. Families with Heart will be a group of involved, passionate and motivated patient families who want to continue to be involved and support our efforts to help CHoR through event participation, story-telling and at times, speaking opportunities"
I was truly humbled to receive this. Don't ever underestimate the 'Power of One'...how far reaching one voice, one experience, or one decision can make or the impact/imprint it can have.
Ambassador.Champion.Advocate.Spokesperson.Supporter...stay tuned for more!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We had the opportunity to hang out with some awesome families from clinic a few weeks ago to attend the Circus. The kids were looking forward to a special tour that was lined up for the afternoon, a dinner and then back to the Coliseum to enjoy the Circus.
The tour was amazing. We had the opportunity to spend one on one time with the head Clown in Charge, some of the featured animal acts and enjoy the allure and fabulosity of all things circus. It was really special to watch Asia, the elephant paint a lovely photo for the Connor's Heroes kids, but even more exciting to watch her gleefully gulp down her favorite treat (a whole loaf of bread).
Through what 'appeared' to be a setback, God showed us beautiful counts, a body on it's job and fighting for wellness. We're thankful this was something that could be easily addressed and happy for the revelation in the midst of it all. This is definitely a win for #TeamBolton.