I was asked to share about this and I think it's a very worthy cause. Thanks for listening!
At a time when life is supposed to be carefree, fun and full of joy,
some kids across the country are stricken by cancer. Nationally, more
than 10,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with the disease
each year and nearly 1,600 of them do not reach adulthood.
In our community, Grand Canyon University and the Children's Cancer
Network are teaming up to help families touched by cancer through the
annual Run to Fight Children's Cancer. Click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1gS6QMblv4 to see how GCU is helping kids in metropolitan Phoenix and to learn more about the upcoming race.
Day 9: I'm glad that all of my friends &
family are safe from hurricane Sandy. There are a few that are still
inconvenienced... without power, or living in a hotel because a tree
destroyed their home, etc... but they are all SAFE. They are all still
alive. That hedge of protection is still in place & I'm very, very
grateful for that.
Day 8: I am thankful for fall weather, even if
it is even for only a few days. When its still 95 degrees every day,
even in November, I get pretty homesick. So, I am very grateful for the
temps in the 60's & maybe even in the 50's tomorrow. Those are
4: I'm grateful for Paul. Its a blessing to have a man who loves you.
Who comes home every night instead of hanging out with the boys. He
works hard to help provide, and he is faithfully there for each one of
our children. He puts his arm around me every week when he takes our
family to church, AND he cooks! Every night when I turn over and feel
his big, strong hand reach through the darkness to hold mine, even when
he's sleeping, I feel blessed that he's mine. He often has trouble
understanding my heart, but it its as simple as that. I'm grateful for
you and all of the kind, loving things you do.
Day 3: My children. I have the best kids!
They each are so full of personality and are so spirited! You have to
meet them to know what I mean, but seriously, they are SO MUCH FUN. All
of that personality and will power made it very difficult to raise a
few of them as well, but it was well worth it. The older they (read: I)
get, the faster I realize that they will soon be all gone. :( Two of th
already are, and they are so far away that I never get to see them. It
breaks my heart every day and make me feel like only half of my family
is here. I wish they were close enough to have over for dinner, go to
church with, watch movies with, hug touch, shop, smile at, hear their
voices in person, touch their heads, etc etc etc. A mother never stops
feeling like her babies are her babies...even when they think they are
grown. My heart still says they are squishy little toddlers with fat
thighs that I want to tickle and hear my little boy tell me I'm the
prettiest mommy in the world, and have my Corki standing there in her
princess costume watching Barney. At least today I still have my Maddie B
and Emma Boo here that I can love on and look at their pretty faces. I
am SO grateful for all four of these beautiful souls. They are who God
chose to make me a mama and my cup runneth over.