I am a proud and happy Nana this morning! Our granddaughter Taylor has been named 2011 American Red Cross Good Samaritan Youth Hero for her district. You may recall that she spent a year collecting baby blankets for a local mission. When she far exceeded her goal of 365 blankets, she gave the extras to the Red Cross and to a women’s center. One of the Red Cross volunteers submitted her name to the Youth Hero program and Taylor was chosen by a panel of members last week. She will be featured in the paper, on television, and at a breakfast. Yes, I’ve already asked for her autograph! It is heart-warming to know that she took on this project because she recognized a need in her community and she has now been rewarded for her efforts. We all know it doesn’t always work that way. Also wonderful to know that there were one hundred other candidates for the award. That shows a good foundation of service-minded youth in her area!
I’m also happy that both of my granddaughters will be celebrating their birthdays on Mother’s Day this year! Taylor will be 13 and Hope will be 19. It is amazing how quickly the time has passed.