Friday, March 13, 2009

Fatherhood Friday: Never write a day off.


I woke up this morning to more rain. Lots to do, never enough time. Frustration at work, rush, rush, rush.

And yet, one of the best mornings in a long time.

Despite handing my wife unexpected things to add to her morning, she was sweet, and beautiful, and happy.

And despite my throwing the house into chaos with my own mistakes, my daughter made us smile with her story about her dreams...about princesses...again.

And despite any fears about not being able to reach the goals I set for helping St. Baldrick's this year...

We are CRUSHING IT.

And when I say "we", I mean YOU.

And despite the fact that we are over our goal, your donations, and posts, and giveaway offers for this growing contest keep coming. After all, it is not about an arbitrary number goal, it is about the children that we are helping.

So one day we don't have to talk about cancer.

Please don't slow down. I'm not. Only one week left.

So despite being cold, and wet, and trodden on by doctors who would pretend to know more...

Today is an amazing day.

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14 comments:

Bee and Rose said...

Ok..let's try this for a third time! lol!! (dumb blogger!)

My "hot bald guys" post is up and ready for your approval! Happy Warm Fuzzy Friday!

Kacey R. said...

I'm glad you're appreciating the day even though you got a rocky start. That is pretty impressive. I'm so glad that your efforts for St. Baldrick's is going so well!! WOOHOO!!!!!

Eudae-Mamia said...

I'm so thrilled!!! Your hard work, my friend.

Stay dry :-)

Deb said...

yay!

Soxy Deb said...

I'm tickled pink to hear we are over our goal. IT feels good to know that *I* can help.

Under the Influence said...

Ok, I donated my money and I just posted a blog entry for you! Now, be sure to draw my name for one of those super cool prizes!

Thanks for doing this!

Lee said...

I'm so glad that it's still rapidly growing! You're so inspiring!

Sera said...

That is so exciting that you've surpassed the goal already! Woo hoo! I'd never heard of the Dad Blogs. What a cool thing.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I am SO glad it was a good day, Jay!

Alicia said...

That is awesome!

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

I love the way you put it!! Despite it all....


:)
~Tabitha~

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MileHighDad said...

Priceless!

ciara said...

you're doing a great thing...awesome you surpassed goal, too :)

TuTu's Bliss said...

I know you are smoking past your goal but I just posted to still spread the word. Good Luck, Jen

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson