I lost my sister Ashley to brain cancer in 2011. She fought for 10 years with glimpses of remediation in between. My Dad and Step-mom, used every monetary resource available to heal her but no amount of money healed her. Teri’s world stopped and emptiness excavated her spirit . I’m not sure if it’s ever became whole again. I believe part of her soul left when Ashley did.
She left us a legacy though, Aiden John. I will never forget her last mothers day, lying in a hospital bed in hospice and for the first time she admitted her demise. Although I assured her that he would be loved and taken care of, she wept and said, “but it’s not me and he’s my son.” We as a family know the depth of sorrow, stress, and fear when someone you love is sick but nobody understands it more than the parents.
This Mother’s Day
This mother’s day will be different than previous ones. I’m partnering with a beautiful friend, Jennifer Cooper, founder of Love Society, A non-profit organization who makes, fills, and delivers adorable bags to kids at Phoenix Children Hospital (PCH).
THIS Mother’s Day, were delivering bags to the moms. Yes moms and were so excited! Sweet, generous people have donated what they can and I wrote this prayer that will be a printed bookmark plus I’m donating my coffee mugs. Mama’s whose second home is PCH, can be loved on and not forgotten. Do you know a mom who could use hope and love? Please pass this prayer to any mom you know you needs to be encouraged or send me a message and I’ll send you a downloadable copy. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, you make all the difference in the world.
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