Yesterday, I read the sweetest story of love; true love really. It seems that the only heart that can compare with a parent's heart is that of an Auntie. OK, that comes at no surprise to me, seeing as one of my kids' Aunties is Heather. But unless you are a robot, this story will make you shed a tear or twenty!
Boutique owner Janay’s two young nieces were diagnosed with Leukemia as pre-schoolers. She watched as they underwent treatment to battle the cancer. Bald, bloated, and not feeling herself, one day one of the girls told her she did not feel pretty anymore. Janay’s heart broke. As any Auntie would, Janay wanted to do what she could to cheer her niece, encourage her, and make her feel pretty again. She began making tutus for the girls to wear around the house and even over their hospital gowns when they were hospitalized. What a difference a little tulle can make! The girls enjoyed dressing like princesses as they continued their fight against cancer.
Wanting to lift the spirits of other young patients undergoing treatment for an illness or injury, Janay continues to make tutus and donate them to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center. And right now, for every tutu purchased, another tutu will be donated to a Mary Bridge patient!
You can email her for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can befriend her on Facebook to see her tutus and place an order for each of the princesses in your life.
MOMday Morning for January is over at Eli's Lids! Enter to win
One awesome Lid AND $75 cash!!
Last month we hosted MomDay here at the perch. With all the craziness of the season I forgot to post the winner!
Danille S won the 1st prize package ( $100.00 cash and Nesting Pillow)
Libby N won the 2nd prize package from Peek A Green!
Thank you to all who entered last month! Now run on over and meet the highlighted blogger, find out the surprise Kara-Noel has for you
( hint Eli's Lids at a fantastic price, only today!) and enter to win big!
your MomDay Morning friends
This is the year I will lose all the baby weight (and more!). I will drink more water. I will eat fewer sweets. I will be a more patient mother, a more attentive wife, and a more courteous driver. These are the things that will help make the world a better place. Right? Yeah, more than you think.
Everyone has their own vices that they hope to shed at the beginning of each year. No more smoking (it took me getting pregnant with my daughter eight years ago to let that one go). No more carbs (yeah, right!). But what do you really hope to accomplish with your New Year's resolutions? I hope that my "List of New Goals" will help open up new opportunities for me to become a better person. They will cause a ripple effect of "tsunamic proportions".
In losing weight, I will have to eat healthier than I already do. That will force me to buy more local, natural, organic foods. That will cut down on the packaging used in processed foods, therefore, less energy used to get that food to my table and less waste going into landfills. This will also teach my children that I care about sticking around for a long time. That will make them realize that they are important and show them that they are worth the work it takes to get and stay healthy.
I want to be the mother we all wish we had. I want to be the wife I know my husband deserves. I want to be the person in traffic that lets you over (it's a rare thing where I live). You just never know what kind of day someone is having. That one little gesture of kindness could make a huge difference when nothing is going right for someone. Use every opportunity given to make a small difference. You never know who is watching. Most the time, kids are the ones observing us.
Happy New Year!!!