Last week was a tough week for me. I am not sure why. There may not be an explanation. I wondered if it was because I saw Michael’s name etched in stone that made his passing more real than it has been.
Earlier this year I attended a high school concert that my son was in. While we were waiting for the event to start, I struck up a conversation with one of the moms that I had met during tennis season earlier this year. We chatted about the boy’s success with their school year and about how much we missed tennis and the families that were involved.
Last month we performed a makeover at Tony Sacco’s in Mishawaka, Indiana. Michael had an early meeting, so I dropped him off and went to work on some of my writing material.
"The Hello Gorgeous retreat for 2016 was my first experience in being a part of this event.
The journey of life takes us in so many directions. How we interpret and act on these adventures defines us.
I feel that I've been around since the inception of Hello Gorgeous!. I did not have much to do with the legalese and paperwork of creating the non-profit. However, from the moment I found out about this calling, I was in.
There is nothing more rewarding than watching one of these beautiful women that, through their treatment, are experiencing all sorts of emotions like depression, anger, sadness, or just plain feeling overwhelmed by it all, get a little “break” in their life through a visit from Hello Gorgeous!. Every step of the makeover process peels away a little of the stress that a woman goes through while fighting her cancer.
One weekend a year I get a break and I work my butt off! Well, that is not entirely true. I get more breaks than one, but I rarely step away from kids, home, dog and jobs completely. But I do (we all do) work my butt off.