December 28, 2010

I Can Hardly Belize It!

Dear Mom,

Two letters in one day, you lucky little lady you.

Before the day is done, I wanted to say that today I am being featured on the homepage of YouTube! I created a preview video for my upcoming international documentary (which I had to edit and redo completely three times, hence some additional stress on my shoulders this month).

If you have been keeping up with any of my friends' comments on recent posts, then the cats out of the bag: I'M GOING TO BELIZE! I leave exactly one week from today. Hooray for two weeks of warm weather, great company, and following my dreams!

I will be reporting on maternal health issues after learning that each year over 300,000 women around the world die during childbirth. That's one woman every 90 seconds. I have experienced firsthand what it's like to lose a mother, but I could not imagine, even for a minute, never knowing you at all. So it's time to bring awareness to this issue, especially because most of these deaths are preventable.

It's finally hitting me that I'm about to embark on the experience of a lifetime, and I'm so excited! I'm very proud of myself; I can only imagine how you, as my mother, are feeling! That must've been why the sun came out today... because you're beaming!

I love you,


  1. Two posts in one day, you crazy girl. :-) I'm glad you're finding sunshine. It's definitely time. :-)


  2. Wonderful! Sami I am so proud of your achievements and I know your Mom will be with you all the way. Enjoy all that comes your way and follow your dreams.

  3. Congrats Sami! Enjoy Belize, the sunshine, the cultural experience and the time away. You deserve it.

  4. Sami, I'm so excited for you! This will indeed be an experience of a lifetime! You are exposing such a serious topic too, and how appropriate that it's about motherhood. That alone is quite touching. I love your comment about you can't imagine never knowing your own mother at all, so meaningful. So, this is important work you'll be doing! And the warm weather and good company won't be too bad either!! Can't wait to hear more about all of it.