This past Saturday my kids and I participated in the 3rd Annual CASA 5K Superhero Run. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is an organization of volunteers that serve as advocates for abused and neglected children. As soon as I found out about this organization I jumped on the bandwagon. In my voyage for purpose I felt like this was the perfect place for me. I am generally a compassionate person but God knew that my heart lies with children. So, like I said the kids and I ran(or rather we walked and jogged) and actually finished....yeah!!!! I was next to the last person across the finish line but in my defense I had a stroller and a lot of people that were behind me gave up somewhere between the first and second mile. Nevertheless, I am proud of my time: 3 miles in 57:57....Go me....go Small Wonders Superheros!! I really wish I would have taken pictures of all of the amazing superhero costumes, but boy am I glad I didn't wear my Wonder Woman costume....there were more than I could count. And there were so many great activities for the kids and if I didn't mention before FREE Chick-Fil-A! Yum.On a more serious note, CASA receives minimum funding and must always find ways to fundraise and get sponsors. Please take a moment to visit www.henricocasa.org or www.casa.org and if you are able to please make a donation. As always here are some pictures of the event.
My name is Chris and I am currently a stay at home mom of three. I love children and think that they should be celebrated and given memories that will last a lifetime. I loved to plan my childrens and friends parties and had so many people tell me I need to start my own business....so I did just that. I am now the owner of Small Wonders Childrens Event Planning. I recently returned to VCU to pursue a bachelors degree in business, I am a CASA volunteer and also recently became a doula. Realizing how much God has blessed me with I strive to be better, do better and make a difference even if it is in the life of just one person. My goal is to always encourage, uplift, empower and bring joy to others. So I hope you enjoy my blogs whether they be pictures I want to share, an awesome party idea or just a little inspiration.