Today I was reminded of something else that I am thankful for.
If you have never read our story about Faith, click her name to check it out...
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McDonalds gets a lot of flack. I understand that they may not be the healthiest place in the world (what is healthier then having good, homecooked meals?) but they are life savers when we need to eat in a pinch!
McDonalds does a lot of great community and charity work too...
And today I was reminded about this:-)
When Faith was born she was at McMaster Hospital, about one hour out of town for us. She was there for an entire month. The first 2 weeks we didn't know if Faith was going to live or not, and we had the pleasure of staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton.
I will never forget the feeling of relief, knowing that we were a short, 5 minute walk away from our daughter.
|Community living room where we were able to connect with other parents|
At the Ronald McDonald House we were all like a small family. We had chore charts, so there was never a lot for one person to do, we had our own fridge space, our own cupboards for food, there were certain nights (most nights) set up with local restaurants who provided meals free of charge. We weren't always able to prepare our own meals because of the time restraints that were on us at the time.
Ronald McDonald House will always have a part of our hearts...
When you think about charitable donations, this year and next year and forever, please consider donating to them. They do what they do and they do it well...(click the picture for the link to their site)
We love eating at McDonalds, our kids love the treat and it is nice to know that a portion of what we spend there goes towards such amazing programs!! (Check out the link...they are a part of WAY MORE then just the Ronald McDonald Houses!!)