I want to brag on my friends and share some good news. Ken and Dahlynn wrote an article on our Vietnam trip and it was published in today's Contra Costa Times. The link to the article is http://www.contracostatimes.com/living/ci_10011325?nclick_check=1 A side note is that the captions with the pictures in the on line article are not matched up properly. For me, it was wonderful to read a recap of the trip we took. I have no doubt you will enjoy it as well.
The other good news we have is that Greg and Heather Garcia are expecting their first baby, a boy! Hooray. For those of you who don't know them, they have had some challenges with getting pregnant and just when they made the decision to visit the big money fertility doctor, here they are, preggers all on their own. We can't wait to share in all the happy (and some not so happy - hey, I can say that, I have a strong willed child of my own!) times that are in store for the two of you. For those of you wondering if Dave and I are ever going to have another one, well, so far God has not been willing. But with Dave coming home today, we'll sure give it another try! Smiling! For now, CONGRATULATIONS to Greg and Heather!
Finally, my friend Amie is working with a wonderful organization in San Jose and she is Calling All Angels! Here is the information from Amie:
"Once again it’s been my pleasure to participate in the 2nd ANNUAL LET THE CHILDREN PLAY MUSIC FESTIVAL & BENEFIT CONCERT (http://www.globalfusionmusic.com/). This year the Event is at a whole new level, partnering with DISNEY, KBLX, and highlighting celebrity musical performances in Jazz, R&B, and Blues. We have 9 weeks to feed 1 million meals and more, here's where we need help:
- SPONSOR: From Arts & Crafts vendors, i.e. jewelry, painting, photography, etc. to Main Stage Sponsorship*
- DONATE: http://www.kblx.com/ (click on the FEED THE CHILDREN logo)
- ATTEND: Benefit Concert is Free (and just wait until we announce our performing line up!)**
- WATCH: Just endorsed by FTC, Well-Known Actors/Artists and NBA & NFL players: www.youtube.com/globalfusioncorp
- SPREAD THE WORD! (Forward this to your network, include it in your newsletter, invite event founders to speak at your group meeting, etc.)
Thank you in advance for all your effort in helping us reach our goal, and we hope you’ll join us at the event on September 27th, 2008 at Discovery Meadow, San Jose."
Much gratitude, Amie Chilson, 408-605-6085
"You can spend your time contemplating and worrying about who might think what when you share your news, ask people to help a cause, or chip in with a kind word or a few dollars.
When you let go of the fear you have about the perceptions of others, and come from a place of authenticity, you get to experience the wonderful feelings when your friends feel good that you thought enough of them to include them in what's important to you." Kathy Partak