Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I am always behind with something...You've missed Macy's third birthday, Thanksgiving, the Big Bear Brunch, and Breakfast with Santa.  With only 4 days to Christmas, I only have 50% of my shopping done.  Tomorrow is our last day of school before break and I'm putting on the finishing touches on my class's party.  The party mom couldn't get off for the party since she switched jobs.  Today, a little third grade girl returned to school.  A few weeks ago, she fell on the playground.  Not a big deal.  Except that her knee wouldn't quit hurting.  She went to the doctor.  She has cancer - a fast growing kind.  In just 3 weeks, it has spread so fast that over winter break, her leg will be amputated and she will be starting chemo.  But she wanted to come back for the last 2 days of school.  She's in a wheelchair now surrounded by giggling friends.  Kids are amazing.  The stress of the season now seems a joy.  It's ok that I am always behind.  My children aren't facing cancer this Christmas....May God bless this third grade girl and her family with health, happiness, and peace.