Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Did anybody else watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition Sunday night (the one with David Cook)? I love that show! It is always just so touching and I always shed at least one tear. I was so moved by the girl in this show, a 12 year old with an incurable blood disease who is working to help kid's with cancer. Maybe the show touches me so much because at one time I wanted to be one to help people in a 'greater' or different capacity than what I do now.

For those who don't know, at one time in my life I wanted to be a social worker (hence the degree and $20k + school loan). I wanted to work in a children's hospital. Well, after seeing the show Sunday night I thought maybe I need to at least volunteer in some capacity. I've briefly looked in the past at volunteering in different capacities but never have. Being that we have a children's hospital nearby, the wheels in my brain began turning.

I just requested a volunteer form. They have a volunteer meeting February 2 that I hope I'll be able to attend. Even if I just do a few hours a week. Not only will I do something I've wanted to do for years and years, not only will I be able to (hopefully) impact children's lives in some sort of capacity (I hope NOT pushing paperwork, when I volunteered at a hospital while in college that's what I ended up doing), but I'll also be able to volunteer. IF I were to ever use my degree one day I could have this experience under my belt.

So, I will keep you posted on what happens. I'll continue to pray about it. It would also give me a chance to get out of the house on a regular basis! I'm really excited for where this may go!


Sherry said...

I always shed tears too when I watch that home makeover show ~ thankfully I don't do it too often, lol. Good luck with your volunteering idea:) Doing something like that, or even watching those t.v. shows, really makes a person appreciate having healthy children.

Kim said...

That would be so wonderful. I cry over that show too. It just breaks your heart when you see what some people have to endure. I know what you mean makes you want to be able to help somehow. Hope you might get your chance if not just remember, God must have plans for you to be w/ your kids at home and one day when they are grown you will get to use that degree, so dont feel like its a waste.

DDK23 said...

very cool!

I am OK said...

You are so sweet thinking about others. For some reason I cannot focus my energy in a volunteer capacity. I hope it works out for you! Hannah must be old enough to come with you if you are a "candy-stripper" or something like that.