FEBRUARY {HEARTFELT ACTS}

Today I am sharing my Heartfelt Acts for February with Emmy Mom!  If you have any you would like to share, you can link up on our Heartfelt Acts Page anytime!  There is no set day or time for you to write about your experience, but just sharing the details to pass it on.  You are open to do anything to show Heartfelt Acts!!
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This months prompt:
FEBRUARY 1.  Bring Flowers to someone
2.  Tell your Child/spouse that you love them every single day for the month.  You can change it up daily to fit your family.
Looking at February, I wasn’t sure if I could top what I did in January.  I still felt inspired and realize that it doesn’t have to be a grand act to be considered heartfelt.  So I started off my month by picking a random day of the week to stop and pick up donuts for my co workers.  The team of us that work in our area is not huge so I grabbed a dozen and just left them in the break room.  IMG_9018IMG_9019 
I had one guy come up to me to Thank me for bringing them and he then offered to bring them on a random day to surprise the group.  Food is a huge motivator and a lil’ sugar goes a long way I’ve learned!
Towards the middle of the month, my kiddo’s daycare extended a request to all of the parents and teachers asking to sign up to give blood.  Yikes!  The last time I gave blood, I was stuck more times than I wanted and walked away with a huge bruise.  I ignored the first request.  The director sent out another email and stated that only 9 people total have signed up.  I got to thinking how selfish I was being and how there are probably thousands of people ranging from infants to elderly that were in dire need.  There is actually a shortage right now.  I talked Erik into giving blood and also asked my folks to stop by since its close to their house to give as well.  That was 4 additional people!  I was nervous but after speaking to the lady drawing my blood, they really are in need.  She said they need 11,000 donations a day to sustain enough for what is in demand! I had no idea!!  IMG_9025IMG_9026IMG_9027

My last Heartfelt Act for this month was to deliver flowers.  IMG_9172
Most of my regular readers, family and friends know I lost my Popop last May.  Due to some family circumstances, I never went to his burial site.  I figured there would be an opportunity for me to pay my respects at a later date.  My Grandfather was buried in the DFW National Cemetery for Veterans and my Grandmother was with him in the same columbarium.  This would be my first time to pay my respects to her since she passed away in 2005.  Gosh, that sounds awful. 

To tell you the truth, 2005 was a rough year!  I never believed the trio theory when someone dies but that was the year when I lost 3 people within 3 months.  First was my Step-Mother Robin at the age of 41 on February 16th, then my Granny Franks on February 26th and finally my Grandmother Fetherlin on April 4th. 
I wrangled up my folks and Erik along with our kiddo’s and drove out the the National Cemetery.  Paid my respects for my StepMom Robin , and my Popop & Grandma Fetherlin.  This was our first time for the kids to see the insides of a cemetery instead of just passing by one. IMG_9176IMG_9179IMG_9180IMG_9183IMG_9191IMG_9190IMG_9195IMG_9188
This is a beautiful resting place and I am so glad that we finally went. 

You are welcome to join us in our Heartfelt Acts anytime! 
We have an ongoing link up to share your stories with us.  Feels so good to give and we love hearing inspiring life changes!
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7 comments:

Hannah Brooker said...

Thus is so wonderful. I'm so glad you visited the resting places if your loved ones the time must've been right :) I shall also link up tonight xx

Sarah Shumate said...

I'm so proud of you for giving blood! It is a little scary, so I think that deters a lot of people. I haven't been able to give since going to India (they have a year rule after you visit that country for giving blood), and I kind of miss giving!

WhisperingWriter said...

Very nice :)

And I would love those donuts.

Emmy said...

The things you did were awesome and so meaningful for your family. And how awesome that because of this you ended up delivering flowers to graves you have not visited in a long time.
And so awesome you gave blood! I had no idea they needed that many people a day to donate- that is crazy!
Great job

Stormy @ Hello Two Am said...

I love these heartfelt act things. Sooo amazing.

I am glad you went to see your Popop and stepmom. <3 no one better to deliver the flowers to! :)

Stormy @ Hello Two Am said...

I love these heartfelt act things. Sooo amazing.

I am glad you went to see your Popop and stepmom. <3 no one better to deliver the flowers to! :)

Stacie said...

You are so brave, not sure I could give blood, of course, now that I have given birth, maybe I could handle it!

 
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