Well, geez it's already September! Where in the world did the summer go? I have no idea! My son, JOnah is back in school, the weather is a little bit cooler, and Michigan Football is back on television! Go BLUE!
The summer was good for Luke's Lids for Kids! We managed to get out 169 hats to the campers at Special Days and word has it that the kids really enjoyed them! Also have started sending out hats to kids whose battles against cancer I have learned about via Facebook. The parents who start a Facebook page for their children, in an effort to get more people to pray for their child, are so brave. It takes a lot of strength to let people into your world when you are going through something like pediatric cancer in your family. I'm a mom and from following these stories of children who battle cancer, I have been reminded to not "sweat the small stuff" but to revel in the small stuff because tomorrow is never guaranteed to any of us. To be a parent of a child with a terminal illness is to be a warrior yourself, I do believe: their children fight the battle but the parents are making gut wrenching life and death decisions every day. My heart goes out to these families and I pray for them nightly. God Bless you moms and dads and God Bless your babies!
As for Luke's Lids for Kids, I have a plan in my head for the next few months. I have a few kids from Facebook who I want to send hats out to and I would like to make a hat drop to our local pediatric oncology centers next month. I am hoping to do a few craft shows this fall and hopefully will be starting with Beads, Baubles, and Accessories at Cantigny Park here in Wheaton, IL in November. I will be selling bows but am hoping to brainstorm some other jewelry item I could also make and sell (if anyone has any ideas I'm listening). I would like to do a holiday drop in December to local oncology centers and then Special Days in January again. I feel like this is an ambitious outline but I think we can do it!! September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month so let's show these brave children that we care and we can do something (however small) to make their days just a little bit brighter!
As always, God Bless You for reading this and supporting this project. If you have any thoughts about the craft fairs or know of a child who might like a hat please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. xoxoxo