My 9-year-old cousin is being raised by a single father, my uncle, so our entire family has had a hand in helping him out this past year (by doing everything from baby and petsitting, house hunting, financial support, and of course endless emotional support and lovingly homemade meals, etc.) When I went to pick up my cousin from school the other day, the first thing he asked was, "Daddy's taking my sister to the father/daughter dance. Since my mom's not here, can you please take me to the mommy/son dance?" I was raised without a father, and my granddad always took me to the father's day breakfasts at my elementary school. Knowing that I've been given the chance to provide that same kind of love and security, and maybe help fill that gap left by a missing parent, is pretty amazing. And knowing that my cousin recognizes that massive amount of love I have for him, absolutely MML!
I was in the bathroom of the local Applebee's restaurant. When I was in the stall, I was whistling "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele. While I was whistling, someone in the other stall joined in with me. I stopped whistling shortly after, but the other person kept on whistling the tune. It was epic and hilarious. Totally made my trip to the restaurant.
Mostly Mutts is an all volunteer run animal rescue group that pulls cats and dogs from local shelters and try to find them forever homes. They set up at pet stores every weekend and try to make sure every animal is properly placed. Since they handle so many special needs animals, they are always in need of more volunteers and donations.
To learn more about Mostly Mutts, visit mostlymutts.org
Thanks to Olivia for telling us about Mostly Mutts.