Can you imagine having a baby small enough to wear this hat?
|Three of my very slender fingers fit in this tiny little hat|
Today Bluegrass Junior Woman's Club was recognized by the Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass for our support to their organization and the room that we sponsor. It was heartwarming to see the clubs name on the door and hear all of the success stories. They had a county map which listed the number of families from each county, along with the number of nights they stayed cumulatively. My home county Knox, was one of their top five counties serviced. Last year 19 families from Knox had stayed at the house for a total of 200+ nights. I couldn't help but be curious if anyone from my hometown had stayed in the BJWC sponsored room. I am from a very close knit community, everyone either knows everyone else or they are related. The county is nearly 2 hours away from the hospital, so staying at the house would be a necessity for anyone with a hospitalized premie. I love knowing that the Ronald McDonald house is there for those families. In the south, "we take care of our own," as they say.
|Some of the women from our organization, Bluegrass Junior Womans Club and the only clown I would ever be around|
The club took a tour of the house and we snapped a few photos. Most of us have cooked dinner there multiple times but I had never been given a tour. Along with our premie caps, the house gave each of us a pin and an umbrella (mine is going to D.C. with me next week). Our time at the house reminded me to be thankful for so many simple things in my life, especially a healthy child. It was nice to see the dedication of our club pay off, and know that so many families were helped in a time of need.
|A candid of me chopping veggies for soup, I diced nearly an entire bag of onions|
Here is the recipe for anyone interested:
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Teresa