A Magical Trip, A Wonderful Company, and Eight Inspirational Moms

Before the sun came up last Friday morning, Melissa and I were on our way to warm, sunny Atlanta for a weekend celebration with Kids II, the company behind the Pink Power Moms program. At the airport we were greeted by a limo driver bearing pink roses and gift bags who took us to the incredible Four Seasons Hotel.

That night we joined the 2009 Bright Starts Pink Power Moms and the Bright Starts marketing team for dinner and bowling in our own private bowling suite. As I looked around, even though I knew these women had all been through intense treatment for breast cancer, seeing them bowling, laughing and sharing stories, it was hard to imagine. These women are not just surviving breast cancer, they are thriving!

The next day we were all treated to breakfast in our rooms, spa treatments and lunch poolside. That evening we attended Kids II's 40th anniversary party as their honored guests where we were each presented with donations to the charities of our choosing.

Melissa and I were so happy to have the opportunity to meet our wonderful donors in person and to personally thank them for all they have done for us.

We were so impressed by all of the people we met at Kids II, the extraordinary welcome they gave us, and their tremendous generosity. We were inspired by the Pink Power Moms, their stories and the people who have supported them in their journeys. We were honored to be the chosen charity of one of the moms.

I look forward to watching these people and their organizations blossom in the coming years. As Maya Angelou said, "If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities." I hope the good people at Kids II know that their good work is making brighter futures possible for families everywhere. Together, we are all in very, very good company.

Now back home, even though we were sad to leave the fairy tale weekend, as happens so often with My Little Waiting Room, I am full of a feeling of possibility. Like we've only just begun.