Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I am grateful for being able to be part of wonderful 'spouse' organizations. My passion for these types of groups started when Patrick was in residency. I saw the real need there was to support the significant others' of the hard working residents. Not many people understand what it is like to be in your shoes during these times. Many people think "Oh you are a Doctor's wife...you must be rich". HA - FAR from the truth! Or some people don't understand how you can plan vacations or holidays or nightly dinners without your other half. But when you are amongst others in the same situation, there is a peace that comes with knowing you are with people who understand. Today, I am grateful to not only be part of the Yokota Officers' Spouses' Club - but to be their President. I was filled with pride as our members donated TABLES full of toys and canned goods for local charities. Also, when we were able to raise over $1250 from a silent auction (with items/baskets donated from members)for Operation Warm Heart which helps our own community in times of need. And I was almost moved to tears to watch our group help the red cross in sorting holiday cards for our service members. It truly was a great way to get ready for the craziness of the holiday season...and to start off on the right foot of giving.