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Random Thoughts'S ARCHIVE

  • Over the course of the day, I’ve had so many different emotions ranging from excitement and happiness to sadness, guilt and selfishness. An interesting day to say the least! I’m truly missing home since I just moved across the country to become a MissionCorps member at Maggie’s Place. All good stuff happened today. I had […]

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  • I bustled around the kitchen from pan to pan, stirring this one then that, checking the numerous dishes in the oven. I was expecting company, and I wanted everything to be just so. Though it was August, I was single handedly preparing a full Thanksgiving feast at The Hannah House for 10 of my newest […]

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  • Cauliflower makes great mashed potatoes. Washing a bottle, making breakfast, and dressing a baby can in fact all be done at the same time. Things that look like lasagna or ham in the freezer may turn out to be enchiladas or part of a turkey when thawed. Otter pops are delicious. Disinfecting wipes are one […]

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  • Maggie’s Place encourages all of the women who come through our doors and their decision to choose life amidst uncertainties and a lack of support. We are currently working on a video project to highlight the decision to choose life through adoption. In creating this video, the goal is to show the impact of adoption from a […]

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  • I started my summer volunteer experience as a MissionCorps member on May 14th and just celebrated my one month anniversary here as the Donations and House Operations Coordinator. Being able to witness the other Corps members, who are such calm problem solvers and loving friends to the moms, has been such a blessing to me […]

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  • I’m often asked to share what it’s like living and working at Maggie’s Place and most of the time I feel like… So here’s anoter whack at it with the help of some wonderful GIFs (and a couple memes)!   When a donor comes to the door and says, “Hi, I just wanted to drop […]

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  • The crickets were chirping in Charlotte, North Carolina. All the members of my extended family were gathered around the table playing cards, but my mom and I were both hysterically crying in the back bedroom. I had just received a phone call from my physician with some shocking news. News that I was not anticipating […]

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  • Thank you so much for giving of your time, talent, and treasures to the moms and babies that call Maggie’s Place home. You’ve made a difference in their lives with your thoughtful presence. Everything from bringing a meal to one of our homes, doing house coverage, joining us for a Serve Saturday and anything in […]

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  • April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month Maggie’s Places uses  “Protective Factors” in our programming for moms to eliminate risk of abuse. Protective Factors are an evidence-based method to help people more effectively deal with stressful events. Maggie’s Place programs construct and support social connections so moms are able to build a support network. Mothers need […]

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  • The longer I am at Maggie’s Place, the more frequently I find myself thanking God for my fellow MissionCorps. To my roommates, best friends, heroes, and workmates, this is for you! To the very first 5 of you: First of all, I now completely understand what it feels like to have that last bit of […]

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