Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Family First

Last week a five-year-old little boy lost his battle with cancer. His mom and I were sorority sisters, though she was older and I did not know her well.

Sunday afternoon my own little one was napping and the Irishman took our three-year-old mermaid to the pool. I had the house to myself and I checked Facebook before taking a nap. Several of my friends had "liked" a video made to honor the little boy who died. I had tears streaming down my face as I watched it.

One of the other interns at the school I did my student teaching at lost a daughter to cancer a few years ago. It is heartbreaking. I cannot even imagine the pain.

I looked at the photos of first steps, Halloweens, Christmases, and memories that will be cherished forever. I thought of my own two little ones and thought of how lost I would be without them.

Some friends of mine are collecting money to help this family. They are trying to respect the privacy of the family, but I number of us have contributed.  I am going to donate all money made in my TpT store between now and Thursday to this cause.

Be sure to hug your loved ones extra tight tonight. Life is precious!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for letting us be able to help. Thoughts and prayers to the moms who have lost children to cancer.