Karla Smith Foundation ~ You Get Me!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 was the third day of the build for the Hill Family.  Eventually that day I became so overwhelmed with emotion that I began to cry there in the catering tent.  The tears were tears of joy because I was so happy to be a small part of the Hill Family’s story, and at the same time I was so touched by the stories volunteers were sharing with me.  Additionally, I was beyond thankful to the Smith Family.  Emily Smith, our amazing volunteer coordinator for the Extreme Makeover, noticed I was having an issue so she quickly got me outside of the catering tent to make sure I was okay.  She was concerned that I was hurt.  I was so overcome with emotion that I could barely speak.  Finally, I was able to put it into words, “You get me!”  Emily, Kevin, Tom and Fran Smith, “You get me!”  The Smith’s know what our family is going through.  I was not hurt or in pain I was just overcome with the fact that the Smith’s understand what the King Family is going through in regards to the bipolar disorder of a loved one.  Thank you Tom, Fran, Kevin and Emily, and to the Karla Smith Foundation.  You have provided our family with support and resources that are immeasurable.  I am honored to say that I am a volunteer with the Karla Smith Foundation.  I have always wanted to volunteer, and finally I aligned where I was supposed to.  From the heart ~ thank you!


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