It's been a crazy time as always. I feel like I finally made it through the holidays and now Valentine's Day is tomorrow. I've done a lot in the past couple of months and have met a lot of great people so here it is. I'll keep it short.
After getting back from Tuscaloosa, it was time to get ready for the Pat Carter Winter Festival. I started the festival 14 years ago and its purpose is to help those individuals from the Salvation Army Women & Children's Living Center. It is always a great time, not just because we provide gifts for all the women and children, but because we get to spend a few hours hanging out, getting to know them a bit better and showing them that even though they're in a transition period in their life, we are all human beings and deserve to be acknowledged and respected. My former assistant, Pat Carter loved this program and did so much to help bring it to fruition each year. When she passed, the only thing to do was to name that special evening after her.
Here are some quick pictures from preparation to that night.
When Maia is around, nothing is out of order.
Nothing would have come together without my great friends who came to put everything together.
I'm pretty sure I need to brush up on my Spanish skills.
Thanks to all the people who donated books at UCF's Barnes & Noble
My friend Jamesha being the cool teenager she is. Such a sweet girl!!
There were so many things going on that night. It was a lot of fun.
Rahman with Tyron and his mom.
Having a great time.