Sunday, April 8, 2012

Day 99: Passed Out Easter Baskets at Children's Memorial

My Easter Bunny Helper

Maybe by this time next year, Isla will sit still to take a picture with the Easter bunny and it will hopefully turn out something like this. This is my daughter's first Easter, and although she is loving the fact that she gets to wear bunny ears all day, she really isn't old enough to enjoy an Easter basket or an Easter egg hunt. However, just because she isn't old enough to appreciate the spoils that come during the Easter season, that doesn't mean that others can't. In place of a single basket for my daughter, today for my random act of kindness, I will be spending part of my afternoon along with my friend Laura passing out Easter baskets to kids at Children's Memorial Hospital here in Chicago. I couldn't imagine Isla spending extended time in the hospital let alone during a holiday. I know it isn't much, but if I can somehow get these kids to stop thinking about their situation for a small amount of time, then that is what I need to do. Happy Easter to everyone (and Chag Sameach to our Jewish friends)!

5 comments:

  1. What a wonderful and thoughtful gesture! You're very lucky to have been able to spend some time with them! Good for you for helping them feel like normal kids for a change, even if it was only for a few minutes.. This is so wonderful!

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  2. I agree with Crystal - what a wonderful thing to do! And OMG your daughter is too cute for words!

    Blessings,

    Linda

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  3. Wonderful gesture happy easter

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  4. You have such a beautiful soul. Thank you for reminding me to not lose faith in humanity :)

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