Monday started off cold and rainy and unfortunately it continued to rain throughout the day and all evening long. The morning started off slow and we began to feel a bit discouraged but by evening the dinner rush poured in and didn't stop until almost closing time! We had such a great time hanging out with friends and family and meeting new people. Everyone that came in was so generous, buying flowers and raffle tickets and supporting our worthy causes. The guests of honor - Jackson and Annie - were a little overwhelmed by all the people and noise and didn't stay too long but I'm sure they felt the love and support that this event brought. After the night was over I came home and reflected a bit. We've done many fundraisers in the past and the feeling in the end is always the same - despite the money raised they are all successful. I am always moved to tears afterwards at the love and compassion of the people around me. My family (as a never ceasing source of support) and our friends, neighbors and even strangers come together and show their support for one tiny, little, angel. Annie has touched so many lives I don't think I could even begin to count them. She is 4 years old and has never spoken a single word but her presence and even just a picture of her moves people. Why God chose us to watch over an angel and care for her I won't know until I'm Home, but one thing is for sure, I will continue to thank Him every day for this enourmous blessing.
Thanks again to all who attended!
The view from the street!
Standing room only!Annie, feeling a bit overwhelmed!
Garden of Hope!
To all who were not able to attend but want to be part of our next event, get your walking shoes out! The Rett Strollathon is May 17th! Email me if you want to be part of Annie's A-Team.