We live in Texas.

If it wasn’t for Scott & White, we would not be in Texas. Michael would not have the great job he does, and we would be living somewhere else.

But it’s not just where you live, that makes the word “live.” It is about taking the life you’re given and making the most of it. To me, that’s real joy. Stopping for a minute and saying, “I really feel alive today.” Whether you’re crying, stressed, happy, or crazy in-love, it’s all about living.

Scott & White is a remarkable organization. They will always hold a special place in my heart. We’ve said countless prayers to get where we are today, and I’m so thankful.

As I watched this video, I remembered our journey. The ups and downs of the job hunt, and finally being able to say, “We made it! We LIVE in TEXAS!”

Enjoy this video. It’s an original song, written and is performed by 14-year-old Avery Ling. I think it’s crazy she is only 14, you’ll see why when you hear it.

She wrote and dedicated the song to the Children’s Hospital at Scott & White in Temple, Texas. Children who have received care at the current Children’s Hospital are shown throughout the video. In fact, the guy who helped us at Men’s Wearhouse is in here with his daughter. So cute. Full story here.

So this one’s for you S&W. Thanks for making my every day a little more worth living.


5 responses to “Live

  1. Oh man Jill this made me cry… thanks so much for posting that video. My little two month old nephew had to spend time in the children’s hospital just a few months ago. Although he is not with us anymore, I believe that the many doctors, nurses, etc. who work in children’s hospitals have very special talents and are there to help bless the lives of those who unfortunately must visit. Love your blog by the way 🙂

    • Kelsey, I’m sorry to hear about your nephew. I know it can be SO hard for families and children with health problems. That’s why I thought this video was so inspiring. Glad you felt the same. Miss you. 🙂

  2. How do you watch this video without crying??? We are so blessed that Carmen is happy and healthy. We must have been on the same wavelength this week….I wrote in Darin’s letter “a mission is not something that you do, it is something that you live”! I love you! Your blog is inspiring and you are so talented. Thanks for sharing with all of us:)

  3. Jill, this is so great. I volunteer with Children’s Medical Center. I take lots of pictures at the hospital’s events…and it isnt easy seeing sweet children in these situations. But, the hope and optimistic attitude that the kids have is amazing..and this song truly shows that positive spirit they all have. Thanks for sharing! It is great!

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