We went to a fundraiser at Rita’s tonight for sweet Faith. (Faith is a 6yo girl at Ava’s school who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor 2 months ago and given 6 months to live.) This was the first time we had met Faith (except for Ava) and her mom.
Faith was sitting in her wheelchair, signing gorgeous black-and-white photos of herself. My heart just ached for her. You could tell how hard it was for her to get the Sharpie to write how she wanted it to, and she looked so sad. She was a stunningly beautiful little girl just a few short weeks ago, and she looks completely different now. (She is still beautiful–she’s just put on a lot of weight from the steroids and her face is puffy. This is so hard for her.) I just can’t imagine being in her shoes. Or her sweet mama’s.
Please pray for her family and take a minute to encourage them if you would.
We got to chat with the World’s Best Teacher–Livi and Ava’s kindergarten teacher–whose name happens to start with K, the letter of the day. She loves Jesus and loves kids, and I love her to death.
Tomorrow Nina and I get to spend the day at COSI with Ava’s class. And then watch Livi and Ava each play a soccer game.
I’m blessed. And life is short. And I want to spend it doing the most important things.
I sometimes feel like I don’t know what those are. Or I feel like there are too many important things to fit in my day. But I know that’s not true. I know I often confuse urgent with important. Or what I want to do with what God wants me to do.
I think I need to spend some time with Him, asking Him to show me what’s most important and how that should play out in my day-to-day life.
Question for you: What’s most important in your life? And how do your actions reflect that?
And a special thank-you to Jennifer (all 4 of you), Joyce, Joanne, Joslyn, Jenna, Jess (both of you), Jennie, Jonna, Jane, Jenny and Josiah for playing the Name Game yesterday! You squeaked past the M’s but didn’t catch the A’s.
And if your name starts with K, here’s your chance to win the whole Kit and Kaboodle. Give me a K!
Have a great weekend! Remember what’s most important!