Another year of National Charity League is behind us. NCL is a mother-daughter social service organization that the Three Pinks and I belong to. Here's a picture taken of the four of us prior to last night's Awards Ceremony.
Eldest Daughter and I were fortunate enough to assist with many causes this year including Special Olympics, Diablo Theater Company and Hospice of the East Bay. I had hoped that she would earn the award for the daughter who logged the most volunteer hours during the year. Although she did a whopping 232 hours of philanthropy in our community, this wasn't enough. I, however, was surprised to earn the award for the mother who spent the most time working with our philanthropies.
This is bittersweet. I wish that she had won instead of me. This is what it means to be a mother.
My family has a long history in serving our community. I know that they are proud of us.