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A Whole Lot of Something Good

Mother and Baby Share a Kiss

Last month in our monthly newsletter, we asked you to “tell us something good.” Well, there must be a lot of good in the world because the e-mails kept coming. It was too much fun to keep to ourselves so we decided to share them all. Hope they make you smile, too.

  • I have the most wonderful husband and children which makes each day a blessing! – Amy B.
  • I have some really good news from Kenya. A child, barely 2 years old who got shot by a stray bullet and these bullet was lodged in his head (brain) had a successful surgery yesterday and he is recuperating well. – Njeri O.
  • I have the most Amazing husband! – Molly H.
  • Two things. 1: I lost 6 pounds doing Zumba!  A workout I really love! 2: I am moving to the place and house of my dreams (Matawan, NJ) at the end of April! – Liliana L.
  • I got out of bed this morning and my granddaughter called to tell me she loved me and to have a good day. – Virginia G.
  • I was able to pay cash for a really cool fast road bicycle! Hooray! No debt! Less fat! – Mary Ann S.
  • Safe Kids Larimer County (Colorado) has AWESOME community partners.  A newly formed Women’s Giving Group…WISH (Women Investing in Strategies for Health) is providing Safe Kids Larimer County with $5,000 to support our child passenger safety education and distribution program!!! – Janet W.
  • I have the most wonderful family ever...two adult children, a five-year-old, and my husband, as well as extended family! – Kim L.
  • My Zumba moves are coming along better. – Iola H.
  • NH is turning PURPLE! Over 80% of our birthing hospitals are implementing an abusive head trauma prevention initiative called The Period of PURPLE Crying. This is my good news. – Debra S.
  • The City of Pittsburgh started a task-force on Human Trafficking. Local women started a resale shop called "Repurposed" to raise money to fight human trafficking in Pittsburgh! – Sonja K.
  • Something good that happened today is that I got a really nice positive newsletter from Safe Kids. Another nice think that happened today is that when I reminded by 7 year old son to put on his helmet before biking he ran to get it happily and a 9 year old neighbor followed his example as well. – Deena L.
  • GOD is good! - Glenda M.
  • My granddaughter Nina dug up snowdrops to share with friends. We wanted them to have some of these first flowers of spring. – Carolyn Z.
  • My something good is that I have been blessed with a beautiful grandson (3 in August) that I am thankful to be able to spend quality time with! – Lindy R.
  • The first person I met in high school 50 years ago is still one of my closest friends, and he is the current Chairman of Safe Kids' Board. – Lance.
  • I'm excited about the delivery of an exercise program that should be here this week. – Aisha S.
  • Let me share that I am loving being a mom again after a 5 year gap…..My elder one is 6 years and younger one 10 months old. As you can see, I am a working mom, but never feel hectic between work and home. In fact I feel more energetic and enthusiastic after the birth of my second Angel.  I love their play and love being around them….I am blessed Kate…….loving each day of my life rather each moment of my life. – Dr. Anjali S.
  • We just designed a program for schools' safety. We called it How Was School Today? We are currently contacting School Districts to launch the pilot program. Excited about it! – Marta P.
  • 2 of my prenatal clients that were doing well enough for me to close their cases, called to tell me they had their babies both had healthy girls. – Judi H.
  • I am going on vacation next week to Punta Cana. I live in Michigan and it has been a long cold winter!! So looking forward to warmth and relaxation! – Marcella O.
  • I’m heading to Tennessee to visit my grandson! – Georjeane B.
  • I teach special needs students who are moderate to severely physically and mentally challenged. Many of them are here due to another persons’ unsafe act. One of my quadriplegic students has such a wonderful smile that it just makes all of my troubles disappear. – George E.
  • I’m getting married in 18 days. – Jessica L.
  • I am pleased to report that Safe Kids Harnett County received an award at the Child Passenger Safety conference last week for an “Above and Beyond Child Passenger Safety Program.” Congratulations Safe Kids Harnett County and a special thank you to our Safe Kids Coordinator, Tabitha Breen, and Safe Kids Chairman, Dallas Pastirik, who also received an award for “Creating and Leading the Program of the Year!  Job well done, guys! – Tabitha B.
  • I just gotten a book bag patented to help kids be seen at night, it's named "Angel on My Shoulder" it has lighted wings and reflectors for kids to be seen in darkness. I'm praying it will be licensed soon!  Have a great day and God bless :-) – Kim C.
  • I find out the gender of our new baby today! (18 weeks pregnant with 2nd child.) – Ashley N.
  • My breast biopsy was benign!
  • Our Fire Department now has 3 Safety Seat Certified Technicians instead of one thru the Safe Kids training program. – Janet C.
  • I graduate from college in May 2014 at age 50. Woo hoo!! That’s exciting news!! – Barbie B.
  • My son and his family are moving home from Texas. – Betty B.
  • I am a proud foster Grandmother my daughter had complication with her health at a very early age. The doctor’s told her she may never be able to conceive. Well her and my son – in- law did, but they miscarried so she said if they were not to have a child by the time she was thirty they would be foster parents.  They were blessed with two boys and they are brothers. So I’m very happy for the both of them. – Samantha C.
  • My first born is graduating high school and going on to bigger and better things at Auburn University! He’ll be participating on the AU FSAE team which gets him back into a 5 point harness for the next 4 years. ;-) – Allana P.
  • I am going to Disney with my husband and daughter for 10 days in June.  Bring on the vacation!! – Traci R.
  • High school lacrosse season is starting. My 5 year old son had a successful first season wrestling. The smell of spring is in the air. Three new baby kittens were recently born. Looking forward to getting together with family during Easter weekend. My college daughter will be home for summer soon. – Todd E.
  • The hospital where I worked for 22 years had to “downsize” me in 2009 and eventually filed for bankruptcy in December, 2013. The hospital where I work now is buying them and will not only help them survive, but make them thrive by adding services for the community. I love that hospital and the people there, so this is such wonderful news!!! – Elizabeth (Lisa) C.
  • My 5 year old and 4 year old sons are head over heels in love with their new baby brother! – Andrew H.
  • On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, S.D. We,Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, Injury Prevention Program have provided safe rides with education for correct installment of car seats to 1067 children. – Pam P.
  • Just saw Son of God, what a great movie. Reminded me what was sacrificed for me. – Julia L
  • I have a GREAT Co-worker, we always have EACH OTHERS backs. – Patsy B.
  • MY GRAND SON JUST STAYED OVER NIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME HE DID NOT CRY……………(YOUNG 3 YR.OLD) – Jesse A.
  • I love volunteering for my youth group from church, my teens are awesome!!! – Ana G.
  • I'm going to have a home again (exactly what I've always wanted) after going through a rough period in my life where I lost my home, and suffered other significant losses. I'm facing obstacles right now, but I believe the Lord is fighting this battle for me, and it's definitely going to happen, in spite of that. – Kristine B.
  • Instead of buying my coffee (at Starbucks) and immediately leaving, I stood along the wall watching people. I ran into several people from my church and was able to connect with them. I learned from one that going organic helped her family lose SEVERAL pounds, reducing their health risks dramatically. I have been inspired to consider doing the same for my family.  :) – Michele H.
  • I recently had my annual mammogram.   They found a mass.  After a couple of weeks of mental torment, it turns out it is NOT cancerous.  That was the greatest news I ever received. – Barbara S.
  • We celebrated our granddaughter’s 2nd birthday on March 21. – Nancy B.
  •  I just had my first real vacation with my wife and we had the best time of our lives in Cancun! – Stephen M.
  • My something good today was that I made brownies and blondies for all my family and friends. I used our scrapbook cutting machine, brown and yellow paper, and cut several fonts of E's out of both. They were much easier to mail and the easiest recipe ever! (April Fools!) – Jenni O.
  • Olivia and her helper dogIn your newsletter you asked for good news and we had a great story on Monday at our fire department.  Olivia, who is 6 years old and has a new service dog, lost her puppy in one of our neighborhoods and the Firefighters who work at the Erie, Colorado station assisted the family in finding the puppy and now Penny and Olivia are back together safe and sound. Attached and below is photo. – Amy T.
  • I feel Blessed! – Cynthia J.
  • It’s raining. The drought isn’t over, but it’s raining in Humboldt County!
  • My grandson who is 7 asked Jesus to come into his heart and is going to be baptized in May 2014. – Melvenia D.
  • Celebrating turning 50 by visiting my 50th state this year! – Rena W.
  • I love my Kindle! – Stacey H.
  • I am taking my family home next month (I'm from Florida). We are going to go to my childhood home, where my mother passed over several months back, and to DISNEY! It will be both sweet and bittersweet. – Natisu F.
  • My oldest daughter has 3 wonderful young boys, Cameron, 8, Carter, 6, and Caleb, 2. I can still hear her voice on the phone when she called me to tell me that Carter was diagnosed with autism. We had suspected, but the actual diagnosis was such a devastating blow. In view of all that was going on, Carter’s big brother, Cameron, decided to present a Power Point presentation to his 2nd-grade class @ his school. It went well and the principal decided to have him present it to the entire school. Our local news station interviewed him on air and the last question they asked him was "what are your plans now?!” Cameron said, "Well I am writing a book about autism to help more people understand." The next night my daughter received several calls from publishers to publish his book! Needless to say he is a published author of the book "A Kid's Guide to Autism" sold worldwide! He will receive his first royalty check from the sales of his book this month, April being Autism Awareness month. 50% will go to Autism Speaks. So very proud of this little advocate for autism!! He loves his brother Carter. – Sue H.