Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sunday Spur for Scrapbookers #12 - A Call to Give

This week's Sunday Spur is definitely something a little is a challenge to extend your support and compassion to a fellow scrapper in need.

I recently found out about a fellow scrapper whose 12-year old son has been diagnosed with cancer...terminal cancer. Evidently, the doctors believe that they have done all that they can do. This is just so inexplicably sad.

Read Jen's announcement on Two Peas here.

If you are a return reader, you know that I recently had a cousin pass away from cancer. She was young...only 46 years old...with two grown daughters, but also a young daughter still at home (about 10 years old). And as devastating as it was for her and all of her family, she had a VERY strong faith, even up to the very end, and did live a fulfilling and happy life.

As a mother, I cannot even fathom facing this grim reality for my child...ANY CHILD. How do explain such a thing to a child? Not to mention the fact that no parent should ever have to outlive their child!

Another scrapper (who doesn't even 'know' Jen) has started a blog to organize a benefit for Jen and her family. You can visit the link here.

If you are able, give. Give a $1...for sure, it will add up! Jen has responded to the outpouring of support on her blog in the April 12th entry with awe and gratitude. You can also she a picture of her son, Joey, there. If you are unable to give monetarily...leave her a promise of prayer and a wish of hope by leaving her a comment to her post or in the Two Peas message board. Or even better, do both!

And, if you're a parent, hug your children a little tighter every time you have the chance.
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