So many times I think of how blessed I am. Blessed more than I even realize.
Today, I was spending some time on Twitter and a link was posted along with a request to retwitter. I was drawn to the link and when I clicked on it, I read the story below.
One of the founders of Smart Girl Politics has a sad and tender request:
Many of you may remember my dear friend, Chris Garman, who lost her battle with breast cancer 2 years ago. When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she was pregnant with her third child. Her doctors didn’t think Chris would live through her pregnancy without treatment, so they took a chance & gave her chemo while she was pregnant. Chris survived her pregnancy & had a beautiful, healthy little girl named Hannah Faith.
Chris died when Hannah was three.
Hannah is now five, and this breaks my heart all over again, but In October, Hannah has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a rare and incurable brain tumor. She was given about 12 weeks to live. She was going to be the flower girl in a wedding in May, but was diagnosed a week after she was asked.
Right now she has lost most of her motor skills. She is confined to bed and cannot really do anything or play with the gifts she is getting from
people, but she LOVES getting cards – she has gotten so many from people she does not know and just loves to have grandma read about the people who send them and see their pictures and is so proud of all her cards. Her room is just filled with cards.
When asked what she wants for Christmas she said she wants to see how many Christmas cards she can get. Many people have passed this wish along to their churches, prayer groups, friends and family. There are school groups where children are making her cards. People are including pictures so she can see who it is that is sending her the card.
If you would like to help with her wish, please send her a card at:
704 Orchard Rd
Lititz, PA 17543
Sometimes in the rush and materialism of the season, we forget how blessed we are. So send an extra card, go hug your children and tell them you love them. Life is but a whisper. Listen closely to it and relish it.
Link I clicked on twitter: Rightwingsparkle
My friend, Jennifer, at Paper Pie Keepsakes was the first person I emailed the link to and she was eager to do something and is making a card tonight for Hannah. My hope is that everyone who reads this will do the same, either making a card or sending a purchased one to Hannah. Please pass this along.
thankful hugs, mb.