Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Day Of

We spent the majority of the day in downtown Chattanooga for the Day of Service. There were 1000 volunteers. Thunderstorms were scheduled for the entire day but because of the prayers and faith of a lot of people, the storms were literally waiting in the sky. Katelund went with Cory to do construction work on some churches and homes and Cloey, Hailey, and I went to the community center where we made hygiene kits, sock puppets and cards for the children, and cut/tied flannel blankets. Cloey's favorite part was when we went and helped paint a mural filled with frames of children's artwork on a wall that had once been full of graffiti. On the way back to the rec center as the rain was beginning to pour, Cloey leaned over to me in the car and said, "Mommy, this is the funnest birthday ever." Later that evening we had a big breakfast dinner and opened presents. We actually didn't have time for cake because Cory decided to go all out on the cake (he totally showed me up on my cake abilities... or lack thereof). Although she spent most of her birthday focusing on others, I think it is one she will never least I won't because I will never forget the sincerity, selflessness, and love shown on her "funnest birthday ever".


Ryan and Tonya said...
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Ryan and Tonya said...

Totally misspelled your name! Let me try again... (maybe you can delete the above comment!)

Cloey, an incredible girl - the product of an incredible family. Happy birthday Cloey.

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