22 Oct

This past summer my entire family spent six full days doing nothing but folding paper cranes.  We folded 1000 and for every single crane we sent positive and healing thoughts to a very sweet six year old boy.

This past week-end we were invited to celebrate with this same little boy.  The celebration was for the arrival of an amazing electric train set equipped with bridges, waterfalls, houses, mountains, trees and a double railway.  The train was given to him by the Make A Wish Foundation.  It was his wish.  And he was ecstatic.

We all celebrated and enjoyed the afternoon with him and his train.  It was a beautiful time.

We all left with hearts full of love for this sweet little boy.

On the way home we passed a field that had the most lovely late afternoon sun on it.  We stopped and I photographed my three children and as I did this I thought about how grateful I am for every day I have with them.  Every bedtime.  Every conversation. Every meal.  Every birthday.  Every milestone in their lives.   Lately I’ve been squeezing them a little tighter and telling them I love them a little more often.



7 Responses to “Celebration”

  1. muddledmom October 22, 2012 at 19:21 #

    Beautiful. All of it.

  2. Christy@SweetandSavoring October 23, 2012 at 00:02 #

    What a lovely post! More and more lately I have been feeling that yearning for motherhood. I can’t wait until the time is right for my husband and I!

  3. linnyjcreations October 23, 2012 at 09:43 #

    What a beautiful story. I love your 1000 cranes and well wishes. Your children will grow up to be kind and caring adults by teaching them the way that you do. You are doing a fantastic job as a parent.

  4. Jen November 21, 2012 at 02:58 #

    I don’t know how I missed this post.

    I love your family. You are so kind and thoughtful. I’m happy the boy received his train set. Sending him healing thoughts from the US.


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