He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Inspiring Minds Want to Know

In the past week I've gotten a few phone calls and comments about our blog. Some of you out there have commented that my posts make you laugh and cry. I appreciate all of your comments. This blog makes me laugh and cry too. It's really my way to vent it all out and just have an outlet. It doesn't always come out the way I want it to but it works. I love the fact that you are getting something out of reading about our crazy life. Continue to enjoy the wild and wacky Czorapinski world and keep letting me know what you like, don't like, laugh and cry at. I like the feedback. It gives me inspiration.

And speaking of my inspiration. Last night as I was once again folding laundry during the evening hours, I was treated to the most wonderful concert. It seems as though Joshua is a budding rock star. He had in his hands a blow up guitar. He was singing with some "oh's" and some loud squeals. He was just a jamming and then I heard it. He followed with a "thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm not sure but I'm guessing he's sneaked downstairs late at night and witnessed Jeff on Guitar Hero. I am sure that must be where he got it from but let me just tell you that it was the cutest thing. I love that kid.

Tonight I went to Noah's school for parent orientation. First, I can not believe that my baby is starting pre-k. I'm thrilled, don't get me wrong, that he's in school (and I can't wait to get the other two there) but it's hard to believe none the less. And now along with my friend Kathy, I am a room mother. You know me. I am just begging for punishment. Thanks Kathy for agreeing to help me out. This should be fun.

And finally, I got a call yesterday that was really sweet. When Joshua relapsed, I applied to an organization called Roads to Recovery . This organization sends gas cards, cafeteria coupons, transportation and help to families with children fighting life threatening diseases. Last month they sent us gas cards, parking passes and cafeteria coupons. They are a wonderful and much needed organization. Yesterday I got a call to say that Joshua was posted as their family inspirational story in their most recent newsletter. they are holding their annual fundraiser in October and have invited our family to be one of their honored guests. If you aren't busy and would love to support a wonderful organization, think about attending this fundraiser in October. We will be there!



Helping Critically Ill Children and their Families Since 1991!

DATE: Sunday, October 5, 2008
TIME: 1 P.M. – 6 P.M. (access to hall at 1 o’clock)

PLACE: La Fontaine Bleu
7514 S. Ritchie Highway – Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Buffet Service from 1 – 5:30 p.m., Menu Presentation: Succulent Chesapeake Bay oyster and clams - shucked to order and served on the half shell w/ Wye River cocktail sauce and horseradish. Baltimore Style Pit Roasted Beef, Cumberland Gap Honey Cured Ham, Maryland Crab Soup (traditional vegetable style), Italian Sausage, BBQ Chicken, Clam Strips, Sauerkraut & Kielbasa, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, String Beans, Macaroni Salad, Cole Slaw. Assorted Iced Sheet Cakes.

Beverages will be served from 1 to 6 p.m.: Draft Beer (Coors Lite & Budweiser), Non-Alcoholic Beer,
Wine(White & Blush) and Assorted Soft Drinks.

By orders from the proprietor, Beverages may not be brought in from the outside; a Cash Bar will be available.


Live Music Performed by: Bobby & The Street Rods


¨ SILENT AUCTION (Sports Memorabilia, Crafts and Much More)

Ticket Prices:

Ages 18 & Over -- $40.00 per person

Ages 12 to 17 - $20.00, 6 to 11 - $13.00, 5 & under - free

For more information call: 410 -750-1300 or visit our website at: childrensroadstorecovery.org


Anissa Mayhew said...

I'm so glad to see you finding your voice, to seeing the way your words are toughing the lives of others. I had no idea where one simple blog would take my life, yet it truly changed me and I bet it'll do that for you. You are going to have this journey documented, you will see these days and how they made you the wife and mother and friend you are years from now.

I'm so glad I found you, I'm thankful for our long distance friendship. You are precious to my heart.

And HOW MUCH do I wish I could be there for that fundraiser. I neeeeeeds me some of that food.