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My dearest youngest son,

       Both yesterday and today you reminded me that you need to wear gym shoes to school. Today I told you twice to put on your shoes. Instead you didn’t listen to me. I watched you jump out in the middle of the yard with your boots on. I was too tired to think. When the school bus came, I noticed you had your boots on. I told you…..Oh well I told you to put your shoes on twice. The look on your face was of pure disappointment. I watched you go back to your seat. I ran into the house and got your shoes just as the school bus was about to pull away. She opened the door for me and we met on the steps…… Now you have your shoes my son. I am so proud of you. For today you will jump for a child who cannot jump. Today you will jump for a child with heart disease. Today I watched you jump in the snow. I can’t help but think about the child that can’t jump in the snow. The one who’s too sick. The one who’s heart beats with cardiovascular disease. I feel proud that you my son are doing something for another little one. Today I watched you grow up a little more. Through your little part in school today, I hope that another child will grow up healthy with a stronger heart free of disease.

                                                               Love,

                                                               Mom

www.americanheart.org/jump

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The greatest valentine gift of  all came to me in the form of several hugs from my six year old. He was so excited to see me be at his Valentine’s party at school. He ran up to me several times to give me surprise hugs. Several times this past week he would come up to me and say….”Now close your eyes really tight……” I would try to peek but he would say…….” I told you to close your eyes.” All of a sudden he would plant a kiss on my cheek. It’s those simple moments in life that I want to remember of my son. A moment that could never be captured by a camera. I often tell myself that I need to write it down before I forget. I have decided to save the valentines he received at the valentines party plastic bag along with a few pictures that I took of him. One special picture will be of the both of us together. I cherish the moments of pure parental joy. The simple things my child says to me…. “Mom put on your seat belt or the policeman will get you.” Yes my son……I know you want me to be safe. No my son he won’t arrest me for being stopped for doing 37 mph in a 25 mph zone. The greatest gift from the policeman was……Next time don’t do it. I’ll always remember the day you distracted me by your chatter in the back seat my little one. Because I was paying attention to you and not the speed limit. I’ll pay attention to the signs next time. But for now I choose to listen to your chatter for as long as I can…….Before you grow up too fast. You are my funny Valentine. I love you so…….Love you to infinity and beyond……..MOM

Last night I took a big risk and asked an employee a simple question…….How do I get the purchaser’s business card? She told me that she didn’t have one but she introduced me to her. I told the woman about a product that I had and that I would like to bring it in to show her all about it. On Monday I will call her and make an appointment. Now I am scrambling to think up of a name for my product. I have a few more last minute things that I have to do. But I have at least ten items to show her. Every where I go people make comments on where did I get “that”. MMMMM maybe I’ll call it THAT LITTLE ………. A name has to be catchy. Take for instance perfume. I have several bottles of perfume. All with different names of course…..Miracle, Hot, Escape, Hypnose, and Bvlgari. The last purfume is my lastest gift. My friend told me that I had expensive taste. I laughed and said ” I just liked the way it smelled.” In order for someone to make a purchase, they have to really desire it. It has to have a sense of style and visual appeal. I can truly admit this……style is something I don’t have. For 17 years I lived and breathed Labor and Delivery. I wore comfortable scrubs at work and even at home to lounge around in. Now I am learning that I don’t need to wear nurse’s scrubs to be comfortable. I am truly inspired to be a little more creative in designing fashion accessories. I will never become rich and famous over these items. I will just be happy in knowing that I can make a difference to others through the sale of the items. A percentage of the sales will always go to the charities that I support. The March of Dimes is one charity that I will always support.

http://www.marchofdimes.com/

March of Dimes Supports Urgent Needs Of Mothers and Babies in Haiti Earthquake

Elizabeth Lynch, March of Dimes, (914) 997-4286, elynch@marchofdimes.com
Todd Dezen, March of Dimes, (914) 997-4608, tdezen@marchofdimes.com
        
          WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., JAN. 15, 2010 – The March of Dimes has made a grant to UNICEF to help thousands of pregnant women, mothers and babies in Haiti imperiled by the devastating earthquake and its aftermath.

         “The March of Dimes is deeply concerned about the thousands of pregnant women and moms caring for infants in Haiti, especially extremely fragile premature babies” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes.  “Many babies and young children have been separated from their families, others are feared orphaned.”

        The March of Dimes special gift of $100,000 will help Haitian women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and babies who are in dire need of proper nutrition, safe water, and safe ways to prepare infant formula, as well as supplies such as diapers and clothing.

          In addition, the March of Dimes says, mothers and babies in affected areas in Haiti have long-term needs that must be addressed over the coming months.  These include: 
          • prenatal and newborn care for pregnant women and babies;
          • specialized care and equipment for an expected rise in the number of babies born prematurely;
          • multivitamins with folic acid for women of childbearing age and pregnant women to reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects;
          • immunization and other measures to prevent infectious disease in mothers and babies;
          • updated information for pregnant women and families on available services as the situation in Haiti changes.

          The March of Dimes is always working to help mothers and babies.  If you want to donate immediately, text the word BABY to 20222 and your phone will be charged $5.00 for a donation to the March of Dimes.

          The March of Dimes is the leading organization for pregnancy and baby health.  With chapters nationwide and its premier March for Babies event, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.