Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween at Ronald McDonald House


I spent this evening volunteering with much of the rest of my department at the annual Ronald McDonald House Halloween Carnival. RMDH is the designated charity of my company, so we're there many times a year from cooking dinner to this annual Hallowee tradition.

I can't say enough good things about the experience. First of all, it was FUN! We dressed up as cartoon characters...I was Belle from "Beauty and the Beast!" And, I should point out that my hair is actually very short...that's mostly a ponytail extension attached with a million bobby pins! ;-)

But besides the fun, spending time with the RMDH kids is a great reminder to be grateful for what DH and I do have even in the midst of these TTC struggles. Bottom line: It's hard to feel sorry for yourself when your trying to make kids with cancer and their families smile. I'm grateful for the reminder...Though they will probably never know it, I feel certain that those kids (and their amazing familes) gave us as much as we gave them. They are in my prayers tonight.

7 comments:

skrambled said...

Yes! That is true and a very good point! Well done for the work you are doing?

Michelle said...

Nice costume! Beauty & the Beast is my favorite Disney movie!

Marla.z said...

It's tough when you have to deal with sick kids. Good for you spending your time actually helping others, while I just antagonize the elderly.

lowfatlady said...

Love your outfit ;) You guys did a great thing.

theworms said...

Here from ICLW, I love your costume, what a great thing to do.

GL with RE and I hope you get your BFP soon.

Alison said...

You make a beautiful belle!

Jaymee said...

you look beautiful! i have always found the best antidote to the pain of TTC is to help others, just helps to put it in perspective.

ilcw

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