It's been awhile since I posted, so I thought I'd say hello today and share a very special card I made.
But first...how was your Christmas?? Ours was really nice. We even bought a new artificial tree this year. It was kind of a necessity. Our old one was starting to look more like a Charlie Brown tree. :)
Here it is - I just love the beautiful lights! And the best part? We bought it at Michael's and when we went to pay, it was half off!!
So, all in all, it was a lovely Christmas. Our church had a beautiful Christmas Eve candlelight service. We have this tradition where they give each one of us a candle. Then, we each take turns lighting each other's. Once all of them are illuminated, we sing Silent Night. It's such a special time and I look forward to it every year.
I also applied for a job as one of Santa's reindeer. Sadly, I didn't get the job.
Then in January, the "Annie" production came to our city. So, a dear friend and I decided to go. Actually, she's more like family to me. We had a GREAT time! The cast was incredible and the theatre was amazingly beautiful. We're already planning on going to another show just as soon as we can.
Also in January, we had some pretty nasty thunderstorms with the threat of tornadoes. Where I was born and raised in Canada, we didn't deal with tornadoes or even the threat of it. So, although I've lived in Georgia for many years now, I still have a fear of them. In fact, I'm teased relentlessly about my phobia. :) Anyway, I heard one time that you should always protect your head in a tornado. And since I didn't have a helmet, I decided I needed to take matters into my own hands.
So, how do you like my bowl? It's very fashion forward don't you think? I thought it was the perfect accessory to go along with my pink pjs. LOL
After that, hubby and I came down with that nasty bug that's been going around. It lasted two weeks and was awful. That'll teach me for not getting my flu shot! Thankfully, we're both feeling a lot better now.
And now on to the most important part..a friend of mine that I scrapbook with, brought this to our attention.
There is a very special girl named Cassie who is turning 16 on March 6th. Cassie has a condition called EB or Epidermolysis Bullosa. All she wants for her birthday is to receive birthday cards. She has requested $1 in each card so that she may donate it to the Butterfly Foundation - which funds research into finding a cure.
You can find her story here:
I am amazed by this young girl's strength and her wanting to do something so selfless for others. And since I spent a lot of time in hospitals as a child, this was something that truly touched my heart. So, I made this card for her. I hope she likes it. The butterfly is something I received from a local Cricut swap.
If you would like to participate in this wonderful project too, please send a card (home made or not, I'm sure it doesn't matter) with $1 enclosed to:
13776 Broad Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
And I'm sure both her and her family would appreciate your prayers. Thanks everyone! xo