Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I'm feeling overwhelmed - both in good ways and not so good ways.
Not so good? Buried in stuff to finish with work. Even that is a positive, though. I have a job, with ample work to do. I'm behind because my husband had a wonderful opportunity arise, and he was away for training, so I was pulling more weight at home than is typical for this time of year. It's not a bad thing, per se, just has added an additional level of pressure I'm not usually facing.
More overwhelming, and in a fabulously positive way, has been the response to Jeep's fundraising event. If you've been here much at all in the past, you know that I have a heart for pediatric cancer research, support and awareness. This has been something that my oldest has embraced as well, and he's been growing his hair out to donate for the last couple of years. Just over a week ago now, he decided that he was ready to donate it, and was going to do so via a St. Baldrick's fundraiser.
We set a modest fundraising goal of $500, figuring that we should be able to attain that in the 7 weeks we had until the event.
We hit it in less than 24 hours. In less than 3 days, we'd more than doubled it. As I write this, we're at over $2,000 raised for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
That right there? It's a good sort of overwhelmed. He's so excited about the impact he's making. I'm near tears every time I think about it. He's learning some great life lessons about giving back, too. So good.
Yeah. I'm overwhelmed. It's not a bad thing though. I'll take it.

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