Day 339 – Getting Carried Away

12 HUGS, 2 children, 9 adults (1 husband, 1 pediatrician, 1 nurse, 2 employees at Ramsdell Pediatrics, 1 employee at Rite Aid, 2 neighborhood friends, 1 sister of a neighborhood friend)

What a day. I don’t even know where to begin. Oh right, just in case you didn’t see, Burgetta Wheeler wrote an incredible article about me and my blog today in the News and Observer. (of course I realize that is why many of you are here!) I was nervous when she came to interview me because how do you describe a journey full of so much. A journey that is so abstract that really all it comes down to is love and kindness? After she left I thought, “Man, I was all over the place. She sure does have her work cut out for her.” But, I was excited. I was excited to read someone else’s interpretation of my journey. Was I able to convey the emotion that I have felt in this year? Was I able to express how much it has meant to me and how much I have grown? Was her interpretation the same as what I felt inside?

I can’t express enough how perfectly she captured everything. She didn’t miss a detail. She didn’t miss any emotion and I loved how she added her own personal touches. I cried through pretty much the whole article. She made me even prouder of my journey than I already was. I have already thanked her by email, but I want to publicly say, Thank you Burgetta for the gift of your words.

Hearing from everyone, those of you I know and those of you who are new friends of my blog, I felt myself getting carried away in the excitement. My mind began running around in circles of more, more, more. I need to reach more viewers, I need to share my blog more, I need to raise more awareness for Hugs for Harper. *Deep Breath* I am just going to relish in this moment. I was given a gift today and life will happen exactly as it is meant to whether I push for more or sit back and allow more to happen. That has been proven to me by the fact that as soon as I decided to hold the fundraiser, everything has just fallen in to place. I followed my heart and life is conspiring to help me each step of the way. And on top of it all it has brought me you. Yes, you. Thank you for being here with me.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.


3 thoughts on “Day 339 – Getting Carried Away

  1. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself and your journey on this blog and in the N&O. I am a new reader and can’t tell you the impact the article and now reading your words directly has already had on me. Hugs to you!

  2. thank you, melinda. it fills me with happiness to know that you feel as if i captured your heart. best to you always, burgetta

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