Saturday, May 23, 2015
It has been awesome to spend time with the Partners who have been working over the last few months to raise awareness in the community and helping raise money for Children's Hospital of Richmond @ VCU and Children's Miracle Network. I feel like a Mom-mager coordinating schedules and balancing some great events for #TeamBolton. Some of the fun has included a half-time check presentation from Virginia Credit Union at the last home game for the VCU Rams. We enjoyed meeting the President of the Credit Union and his wife to thank them personally for their generosity. The kids loved seeing themselves up on the jumbo-tron and the super fan even made the shot and our section was chosen to receive free pizza...which was totally winning!!!
Wheel of Fortune's Secret Santa sweepstakes, in which a local winner's charity of choice was Children's Hosptial of Richmond @ VCU for $10k.
Sometimes it is so hard to see beyond the immediate devastation of a situation. Never would we have imagined what the Lord had on the other side of what has been one of the most difficult times in our lives as a family. We are so proud of our children and see it as an honor to serve alongside them in their roles!!!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
We spent the early evening celebrating an amazing honor granted to us by the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Many of you may remember, in October of last year Quentin and I were at the Q94 studios to share the #TeamBolton story for the Radiothon. At the conclusion of the taping, we were asked for a few minutes of our time by our friends at CHOR to tell us about an Ambassador program for Children's Hospital they wanted to nominate both Jalen and Mireya for. The program brings awareness to healthcare, Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and the importance of supporting Children's Hospitals and programs across the United States.
Every year after a series of nominations 'one' family or 'one' Champion is chosen as an Ambassador to represent his/her state. Jalen and Mireya were submitted in recognition of their ability to brave their respective battles with grace, strength, courage and determination despite and through it all. We continue to be in awe of all they endured over the course of two and a half years to bring us where we are today.
When we received the phone call about a week ago, I pulled over on the side of the road, speechless and in tears....I am so proud to share the 2015 Champions for the state of Virginia are Jalen AND Mireya. Our friends at CHOR planned a super special family celebration for us at The Desserterie to announce and share with the children that they were chosen to represent Virginia this year in this role and capacity. What does this mean??? It means we continue to do what we've done all along...participate in events to support the Children's Hospital and CMN, share our experience and our story. But wait there's more....an Ambassador's Tour. Two trips, one to the White House (the 2014 Champions met and spent time with the President) and a second week long trip to Walt Disney World with approximately 52 other families (one family from each U.S. State and Canada) all together for a common goal. What an amazing opportunity. Here's a little clip of the 2014 Champions and their time together on the tour. Thank you BIG sister Paris (unable to be with us) for dialing in from school for this special occasion.
|News traveled fast via FaceTime to Big Sister|
Thank you to so many that have loved, supported and kept us covered in prayer. We are so honored to be thought of in such a way to be nominated, but even more humbled to be chosen. To God be the Glory!
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light