Five years ago today, my little peanut had her open heart surgery. This is a photo of her in the room you wait in just before surgery. For her, at alomost two years old, she thought it was just a play room. For us, waiting in that room for the Doctor to come and take her away to surgery was one of the hardest parts of the day. Not that there were easy parts that day. (You can read more here if you like.) I will always be thankful that she was fixable and I will always be thankful for the perspective having a child with health issues gives you. This year to commemorate, we took toys in to the hospital and will be dining at Cheesecake Factory per her request. (Nothing says Healthy Heart like eating at the Cheescake Factory!) Also I am having a bake sale at work with the rest of my dept. and the money will go to the children's hospital where she had her surgery. I made another batch of caramels and took them in for fun and had people asking me to bring them in again and they would pay so that inpsired the bake sale idea. Should be fun. Plus I got the pr department to match us in clothing donations (I work at a sportwear company) so those will go to the school distric's clothes closet for kids in need. Win Win.
I haven't forgotten about the Creative Challenge so those will be posted in the next day or two. Happy March 2nd everyone!