There’s something you probably don’t know about me and its about time I let you in on what I believe is the secret to my success … it’s our local YMCA, my home away from home. I spend anywhere from 8-12 hours there a week. It is my saving grace and the place I KNOW I owe my sanity to.
You know that old saying, It takes a Village to raise a child? Well, I think about that phrase every morning when we walk into the Y. They have become our community, like family and I could not imagine life without them.
Each morning, we’ll chat with our friends on the way in and spend a few moments with the men & women behind the counter. They’ll give Little a High Five, ask Sweet how she’s doing, and rave about her outfit and accessories choice of the day. We’ll grab our spiritual vitamins (inspirational quotes), read them aloud together and then make our way to Y-land (the child care center).
The kids are eager to go and always happy to see their teachers. We’re lucky to have an amazing group of seniors who volunteer their time reading and interacting with the children. Sweet will often come home, line up her stuffed animals and pretend to be one of her favorite storytellers reciting the stories they read that day. Nine out of ten times, when I ask Little what his favorite part of the day was, he will tell me “Treehouse” that’s 2 year old for YMCA. He tells me this even on days we don’t go, he loves it that much.
I use the Y not only as a place to workout, but also to relax and stay on top of things. I take as many of the classes as my schedule allows, they are all fantastic. I highly recommend any of the Les Mills. I run, I lift weights, I use their business center to study, work on Etsy stuff and catch up with old friends.
We are a poster family for everything the YMCA stands for, they have done so much to help me raise my children in the positive environment I want for them, to bolster their confidence, keep our family healthy and active and to make us feel like an integrated part of our community.
There is little I could ever do to repay the YMCA, but I can ask you to vote. Vote for families like mine and the other 21 million Americans involved in YMCA’s across the country. All you have to do is visit the San Antonio Cadillac Facebook page and cast your vote for the YMCA to have a chance to win $150,000. You can vote daily to improve their chances.
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