Recently, I was about to share remarks at an event benefitting RMH. A gentleman came up to me before I spoke and asked, “Are you going to make me cry again?” And I thought about that. Do I really want to be known as the lady who makes people cry?
But the reality is that there ARE a lot of tears at the Ronald McDonald House. No one comes to us because all is well. So yes, we do cry because our hearts are heavy. Sometimes so tragic and painful that it brings us to our knees.
But it’s more important to know that there are tears of joy…when the last treatment is done, when the preemie goes home, when the Good News Bell is rung for any reason.
Sometimes, there are miracles that make us weep. And many times, our staff and our families cry because we are simply overwhelmed at the goodness and generosity of people who care for us, who donate to us, and who share their hearts with us.
Some days, we shed tears for all of the reasons above – and sometimes all before lunchtime. This is the richness and beauty of the Ronald McDonald House.
Our emotions are running high these days. The reality of our new House is sinking in and we could not be more excited or more proud. Check out this photo of Ryder and I jumping for joy at our progress and flip this magazine over to read all about our New House updates.
I hope something in our Annual Magazine moves you to happy tears, and that you feel joy and purpose through your connection to our House. We’re looking forward to sharing a transformative 2019 with you!
With much love and appreciation,
Sandy & Team RMH
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