I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year! While it’s been chilly, I’m glad the “s” word has really fallen from the sky and it’s just been cold. I don’t want to say the word and jinx myself. :)
I went looking at my letter I wrote the same time last year….and I’m going to use the same words in this paragraph because I can…..”By the time you read this, the Superbowl will have already happened and I’m hoping that the Patriots are the winners :) Congrats to all the winners of the boxes this year!” :)
Thank you to everyone who came out to Comedy Night at McGuire’s - it was a great night of laughs! Thank you Hope for organizing it!
We have some great things coming up in the next few months, so please check out the events on Facebook or on our website. Our 60th Anniversary is coming up so keep an eye out for an invitation in the mail. It will be a great time!
On a personal note, most of you have read about my friend Michelle and her family’s home having a fire that destroyed their house. I want to thank all of you for your generosity – they truly are very grateful for everything they have been given. It’s really wonderful how our community of MoM’s step up to help those in need. Thank you again!!
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!
Happy February to All!
I hope you are all keeping warm during this Polar Vortex! Boy, it's mighty cold out! I know it may sound crazy but I do wish for some snow. My children love to play in the snow ( I do too!) I also feel like if it doesn't snow, you won't really appreciate the summer. There won't be a special winter memory for this year. I know I can recall winters when I was a child, and I want to remember my children playing in the snow or a particular gnarly snow storm.
I am also enjoying seeing all the adventures everyone is going on and the get togethers and play dates. I am bummed to have missed a few that I was really looking forward to attending. But with my job right now it is difficult to take off, and then my children were sick for an entire week with stomach virus! Saturday through the following Saturday. It was terrible. But they are all well now. Thank goodness.
February is the month of love. We will be doing a little heart loving during our February general meeting. I'm excited do be doing some healing Reiki with our very own Amy. I've never done Reiki before, but I could use some healing powers!
We had our Convention information meeting last week and I have to say how excited I am to so many attendees this year! I hope this is a sign of many more attendees as the years go by, and the moms begin to realize that they will survive without you for two nights.
Since February is the month of love, I want to remind all of you to love yourselves. It's okay to do that! You can not fill a cup from an empty bucket. Remember that you are as important as the people your care for, they need us, and we need us to feel that we are loved. You can not judge yourself on one incident of screaming at your children, when the rest of the day was okay. You can not judge yourself on forgetting a school assignment when you remembered to feed them, and bathe them and love them. Remember that these children and these spouses love us unconditionally and we should love ourselves unconditionally. It's okay to forgive yourself. It's okay to love yourself. Also know that you are loved by each member of this group. If you're having trouble finding your love, ask us, we'll tell you!
Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!