Tell me what it is you want to do with your one wild and precious life? -mary oliver

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thought For The Day

I am speechless these days by the outpouring of love, support, and encouragement by family and friends as our story continues to unfold.  Tears, happy tears, flow daily as I am shone ways our lives are impacting others and we are being impacted ourselves.

 Last night, Addy and I were eating and she was sharing how she is going to help Sarah next summer at the pool.

 "Addy, it's okay if you want to play with your friends, also." 

"Mama, she will have so many new things when she comes home.  I want to help her, be with her, love her.  I want to make a difference." 

What do you say to that?!!!!  Tears filled my eyes as I continued to finish my dinner, speechless. 
Sarah has so much love surrounding her miles, and oceans away. 

My grandparents, excited to meet their newest great-granddaughter, have been faithfully reading our updates, and sending us encouraging emails.  After dinner, I read their latest message:

Hi Shelly,  I thought this was a pretty neat story and right away I thought of you guys.  Will catch up writing you later. 
Love you, grandpa and grandma.

They forwarded the Thought For The Day, and once again I was moved to tears.  Love and Light are all around us.  It's only 3 minutes of your time, 180 seconds, but I promise your day will look so much brighter and you will be enriched greatly.

Thank you for the Thought For The Day, Grandma and Grandpa.  You made a difference in our lives!!!!


  1. I love that story about Johnny the bagger. We have a young man with Down Syndrome named Kevin who works at our local grocery store. I always get in his line no matter how long it is.

  2. Thanks, I'm a slobbery mess now! LOL That was beautiful!! Do you mind if I post it on my blog too?????

  3. Stephanie, it's meant to be shared, passed on, and enjoyed. Glad you enjoyed it...:)