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Not Tonight, Dear, I Have A Headache

Tender Loving CARE

This decision has been a long time coming. I have been thinking this over for the past year. Or two years, or three, I don't know. I've discussed it at length with my therapist. And it weighed heavily on my heart tonight (this morning?) as I completed assembly of the packages by printing out the cards that go with them, inserting those with wristbands and business cards, and labeling them with size and sex designations.

It's a lot of work to run this charity. That, I don't mind. If that were all, I would keep doing it indefinitely.

But it takes a lot out of me. I put my heart and soul in each item I make, and that can take away what I'm able to give the rest of my children sometimes. I want to be able to make things for them whenever I feel like it, too. And, yeah, I'd like to be able to (maybe?) sell my creations and (maybe?) turn a small profit.

So, the time has come to make this announcement: By the fifth anniversary of CARE Package, which will be in March, 2009, I will step down from running this charity. It may be sooner; it may be when we move to Pensacola. Or wherever we end up going.

I'm tired. I need to focus on something else.