Apparently, Stella isn't a morning person.
CHOC has a long standing relationship with Disneyland (Walt Disney himself was on the original board of directors) which is where the walk took place. So this morning, Stella, the hubby, myself, and thousands of others took to the streets of Disneyland in a 5K effort to raise money. I was part of the Babes in Disneyland team lead by my fellow blogger Lisa Robertson and had a number of great family and friends donate. A big thanks to them!
Participating in the walk lead me to heavy thoughts about how lucky we are to have our health and have the health of our families. There were many children this morning wearing shirts that bragged about the number of years they had been cancer free. I saw families with signs dedicated to children lost. I couldn't help but feel choked up as I looked at Stella and thanked God for her health. Sometimes, I know I get so wrapped up in things that I forget to stop, look, and be thankful for what I have in my life. Events such as this one seem to always be there at the right time to force me to stop and smell the roses.
On the eve of this UNlazy Sunday, as we feel the anxiety of the hectic week coming on, don't forget to stop for a second and look around. Give your little ones a kiss on their sweet, sticky cheeks, and even your spouse. I figure, maybe I don't have so much to complain about...even though I am sure I will find something by tomorrow.