Just finished off my second event of the season at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, and I’m two for two cuts made! Final round was a bit rough- playing in the cold, wind, rain, and hail- but it’s all a learning experience and I’m definitely enjoying the journey. Now I’m in Carlsbad, California getting ready for the Kia Classic!
It’s my 20th birthday today and I just feel so grateful for what God has done in my life. Looking at my past, and realizing where I am now....it’s all truly a blessing. Being a rookie on Tour isn’t always easy, in fact it’s a lot tougher than most people imagine. Waking up anywhere from 4:30am-6:30am every day of the week and working til sundown. The hardest thing is being away from home for so long...it’s been over five months since I’ve been home and I can’t explain how much I miss my family and friends.
But God has given me the opportunity to do greater things than I ever imagined. Yes, it’s hard work, but it’s all worth it in the end. Whenever times get hard, God reminds me of what I’m working for. There are millions of people who need help. People who are hungry, people who are sick, people who need a home. No matter how big of a problem I face, I know there is someone out there who is going through worse. I want to take all the opportunities I get to help and change lives. I’ve been given so much in my life to be where I am today and I know how much it means to be cared for by others.
Sometimes in life, it’s hard not to be selfish. We all work hard and want to keep what we’ve earned. But there are people out there who aren’t as fortunate and have to work extremely hard just to survive. There are people out there who don’t have access to the basic needs of life, who are dying every day.
So this year for my birthday I want to start something different. I don’t want to receive any gifts, but instead, I want to give to those who really need it. We’ve been blessed to be born in a country where we don’t have to worry about having enough food and clean water to survive each day. But there are millions of people who need OUR help. For my 20th birthday, I just want to ask all my family and friends to help me raise money to provide clean water for those in need. Below is a link to a campaign I simply created through mycharitywater.org where 100% of donations directly funds clean water projects in developing nations. Here is the link to donate: www.mycharitywater.org/RLBgolf Here is a video with more info about the cause: www.vimeo.com/charitywater/whywater
Thank you so much to all those who donate!!!
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