Happy Mother’s Day

Posted: 10th May 2010 by Jessica Maddin in Uncategorized

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving

Hoping all the mothers in the world had a great day today! I am sending some extra love to all the mothers who have sons and daughters currently deployed overseas. My heart truly goes out to you strong women and I hope you have/are able to have communicated with your children on this special day.

I got up at 5 am and worked at the gym until 11 am. I received my employee of the month certificate and had my photo taken for the wall. I had a gym member who comes in every Sunday when I work give me $100 Cash for JHP. He wishes to remain anonymous. I am still in awe of the generosity of everyone who has donated. In two weeks I have raised over $1500! I am so grateful and appreciative of everyone’s efforts.

After work I  headed to a Champagne Brunch in Old Town Pasadena with the family. We had a great time, but I was sad my Godmother could not join us. After brunch everyone went over to visit Sandra at her house. She is my aunt featured in some of my videos I posted and has been aiding me in putting together care packages as well as helping get donations. On Friday she had to go to the emergency room due to some intense pain and they discovered a mass the size of a grapefruit near one of her ovaries. I am taking her to the hospital tomorrow to get some additional tests done and hopefully get her surgery scheduled to remove it. I am bringing custom forms, labels, and paper to write some letters to keep me busy since I am not sure how long we will be there. Please keep her in your prayers.

I will hopefully be sending the next round of packages on Tuesday. I am very excited and am hoping that many of the packages we have already sent will be arriving to our troops this week.

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