Thursday, July 8, 2010

Oh yeah, I have a blog?!

I find it amusing that my last post was almost A MONTH ago and entitled “finding the time”, which clearly I have not. I will spare you the diatribe that goes on in my head every time I think about the fact that I have not written in a month (actually 29 days) because it is not really important or productive. The truth of the matter is that I woke up this morning and realized that I really miss writing. I miss hearing from you. I miss talking about the crazy. I miss my blog. Now mind you, I did not wake up with something brilliant to write about, but I do have something brilliant to share – or someone I should say… BAILEY.

For those of you who do not know I work for an organization that provides free art and athletic lessons for chronically ill youth and their siblings. You can check it out HERE (we are ALWAYS looking for new volunteers….I have no shame, I know). Anyway, on Friday of last week I was chatting with the amazingly lovely lady over at Mom is a Four Letter Word, who happens to work at Childrens Hospital Orange County and she sent me 2 videos.

The first one is Bailey singing a song that he made up about his scans being clear and then he shows us some serious “skateboarding” action pre-surgery, followed by the sweetest montage in the history of montages (seriously, with the head patting?!). And then the second one is about Bailey’s obsession with Paula Deen. Yes Paula Deen. It is hilarious and worth watching all 3 minutes and 36 seconds.

These made me laugh out loud. What a sweet and HAPPY kid, despite the fact that he and his family have endured so much. It is just another reminder of how blessed my life is. It is my hope that I radiate that kind of joy to each and every person I encounter. That is the kind of life that I want to live -- a joyful and happy life, no matter what it is that I am dealing with. In case you are wondering…Bailey is now 9 years old and sharing his story with others. He’s just as cute as ever and might want to be a cop when he grows up…you can see a recent story that was done about him on the news HERE.

With that I bid you a happy Thursday…I hope you find something to make a song up about today and that you sing it out loud (even if in your car by yourself). Perhaps mine will be about my blog… Ahem: “Hello, Hello, Hellooooooo! I’m back! I’m back! I’m back! I’m still crazy and it is still my superpower, most of the timeeeee! Thank you for reading and super duper thank you for commenting…I really, really missed you, and you, and you and you, you and you! And I hope you have the happiest day evvvvvverrrrrrrrrr! See ya tomorrow! Bye byeeeeeeeeee!” (Insert curtsy and HUGE smile!). It feels good to be back!


  1. thanks for sharing.... what a cutie!! so smart too!!

    ps. people get busy, don't be so hard on yourself ;)


  2. Oh Jenn! How I have missed you!!! Yeah!


  3. This just made my day! Hooray! Hooray! xox

  4. Glad you're back. That little boy is HILARIOUS!

  5. Jenn, I just read this post. Tears, I had choke back the lump tears...He is so adorable. Great post!