April 18, 2011

yoga & make-a-wish

This weekend was a tad quieter than last but definitely still great.
{Yin Yoga on Friday night with Lindsay Bear, followed by junk food & a movie}

On Saturday Lindsay and I went to the Volunteer Fair that one of our malls was hosting. We learned quite a bit and signed up to volunteer with a few Organizations. One being the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which serves for children with life-threatening medical conditions. I am SO excited to be a part of this & can't wait to be called for an event to make a difference in the little eyes and hearts of these beautiful children.
{A Wish Wand we received to give to a little girl}

Yesterday's Daily Devotional really spoke to me because it was very fitting with my drive to becoming more involved in volunteer work. Proverbs 31 speaks about being a "Wife of Noble Character." God is truly speaking to my heart, especially this past weekend, and He is teaching me more & more about how to be a wonderful Woman of God. 

"She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy."
Proverbs 31:20

21 comments:

Anna said...

Wow, good for you. Make-A-Wish is an awesome organization. I'm going to start volunteering with the Aiken county humane society in June when I move to SC. I can't wait.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Melissa- sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Consider The Lilies said...

don't you just love when God reminds you of things and shows you through his scriptures? it always makes my heart happy :)

Cassie Lee said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend filled with friends, great food and yoga! The make-a-wish sounds so wonderful and I look forward to reading future posts about it!

Gertrude said...

That is such a great event to be a part of! I'm sure the kids will appreciate all the work.

Susan said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I love the wish wand! How cool to be able to grant a wish!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love that little wand! We've (sadly) known several children that have benefited from MAW. Such an awesome organization. They go 100% all out on those wishes!

kebowman said...

hey little lady! i awarded you... go see! :)
http://krystalbowman.blogspot.com/2011/04/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html

Gal Meets Glam said...

how adorable! love the blog :)

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Designwali said...

It's so amazing you are granting a wish. Love your blog..glad I found it!

the southern hostess said...

How great! I'm so inspired by you.

Heather M said...

What a great organization to be a part of. How exciting that God is working on your heart! Good fro you friend! Im praying for you!

vanessa said...

what a beautiful scripture! and that's very sweet of you, may God bless you in your endeavors! :)

Sarah said...

thats so great, the make a wish foundation does such fantastic work xx

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a wonderful foundation to be part of.
Loving the bible verse. Thank you for that.

Erika said...

Ah, I love that you are affiliated with Make-A-Wish - it is such an incredible foundation! :)

Sarah said...

Sounds like a fun weekend.

Megan said...

Awww, you are SO sweet!! I have always wanted to volunteer with the MAW foundation. They do SO MUCH good in this world!!

Tammy said...

Love those sunglasses!

Katie said...

Missy, I am so proud of you. SO proud of you! That is a wonderful thing to be a part of. I remember the first time hearing about it as a child, it may have been on Opprah but I remember being little. From that moment I thought how amazing it is that we, us as individuals can help to fulfill a miracle. One doesn't have to wait for a miracle to come along, we can do that and make dreams come true. You are the perfect person to be apart of it. I adore you for that.

PS. I'm a terrible friend, I still haven't mailed your gift! That love letter I wrote you is becoming so outdated. I PROMISE to mail it soon. Hopefully Saturday I'll beable to make it to the post office. I'll put it on my phone as an alert to remind me :)

I LOVE YOU!

kitten roar said...

i was able to make-a-wish when i was 16 after having thyroid cancer, and it was truly a beautiful experience. i'm still so grateful for all of the awesome people that made my wish come true. it's so great that you are volunteering with them, and i hope to do the same sometime in the near future!