Friday, January 31, 2014

My First and Last Groundbreaking

Texas Children's invited The Angel Baby to be a part of the groundbreaking for a new hospital. So, of course, we all tagged along. Because Riley has a serious set of groupies. And do you see her pearls? Oh good grief, it's too adorable for words.

I've never been to a groundbreaking before. How about you? Well, let me just tell you that this kind of stuff is way above my pay grade. Like, waayyyyy above. There were financial donors and doctors and women with super nice outfits just milling around the place.

The man sitting next to me has been on the Board of Trustees for 26 years. He turned to me and said, "So, what do you do at the hospital?" To which I so eloquently replied, "Nothing. I'm here to watch the Angel Baby wave at everyone." I was extremely tempted to sing him my college fight song just to prove I actually went to college and therefore have some sort of smarts in my brain.

The CEO was a charming man. He spoke and then the ground was blessed by a Rabbi. And then the Bubble Boy's mom (he was a patient at Texas Children's!) introduced a choir from the school named after her son. It was lovely. Oh, and then the super important hospital-ly people got special shovels decorated with polk-a-dots (note to self-- Even yard tools need to be fancy). They all dug into some beautiful, pristine dirt that in no way, no how came from the real ground.

And then, they brought out a cake. People, it was the model-sized version of the hospital. Goodness gracious, just look at all that beautiful cake. Then they chopped it all up and served it to the really important, beautiful people. We hightailed it outta there. Because, for reals, I'm used to looking at all the people at Walmart. This was a whole other deal.

Today, for about 90 minutes, I got to see how the other half live.
I seriously need to pick up my game.


Stamp With Linz said...

Well I for one think you're a pretty classy lady. :)

Tracie said...

I second that! The classiest!