It’s been a year since The Pink Herald was born. It’s still a fledling blog, but I think it’s time for a custom logo to go with the uniqueness of my musings. A friend of mine has volunteered to try to make my simple vision into a realistic drawing that I can use.
I have decided whatever logo comes to represent my blog, will in turn, represent my latest cause that will one day become a non-profit. The program is still very much in its infant stage, but I’m hoping by the end of 2016 to see it at least enter the toddler stage. If you’d like to know more about this program, dedicated to my sister’s memory, please follow its growth on Facebook: Kathi Cares Program.
If you are so inclined, I’d be grateful for a share or two so more people can learn about a sister’s mission to help cancer patients feel like they haven’t been forgotten.
I was standing at the sink, cleaning up after tonight’s dinner and realized that it will be a year, this month, that I created the Pink Herald blog. I never expected over 150 followers, to my somewhat sporadic writing. I never expected to find such comfort and peace in sharing my random tid-bits. Let’s not forget how much cheaper blogging is to therapy. While, at times, I have sat at the kitchen table, tears streaming down my face as I told my stories, it’s been such a blessing.
Even though my life is still somewhat chaotic, I am more content and comforted by how this past year has played out. While my only surviving sister and I have cut ties, I am ok with it. I have rejoined the local Blue Star Mothers chapter and even was elected back to the board as Vice President. My lil miss and I found a local homeschool group that was so supportive and enlightening. We’re still part of that group, even though we recently made the decision to send my daughter to a private, Christian school. She’s LOVING it by the way.
I have found a church to call home. I am now assisting them in the social media realm and have recently been asked to take over the bi-weekly newsletter, while a fellow church member is recovering from cancer. I was honored to be asked.
We got new neighbors and they are a breath of fresh air. They are outgoing, kind and we’re becoming good friends. Our girls all get along and I feel safe with my daughter playing at their house. I never worry when she’s there. Folks just aren’t that neighborly in cities anymore. I miss that and I’m glad we have the opportunity to get to know each other.
My proudest accomplishment this year is the birth of The Kathi Cares Program; in my sister’s honor. If you missed what the program is about, you can read all about it here. Since coming up with idea and sharing it, a local massage therapist has offered to give gift certificates for the cancer patients. My close and very inspirational friend, has already donated $25 and I can purchase my first gift card for this December’s recipient. I even have a PayPal account established in order to help secure donations. I will work to grow this program into an inspiring, community-based, non-profit.
I have read some truly wonderful, funny, tearful blogs in the last year. I thank all those who take the time to put their thoughts into words. I appreciate those who find my blog worthy of following.
Here’s to another adventures year, while tip-tapping on my laptop to put my my brain dictates what shall be in written form.