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May all their days be merry and bright...

Christmas is two weeks away and the majority of us are busy with Christmas parties, baking, shopping, wrapping, over eating, laughing and enjoying everything that comes along with the season.
There are however, families and children who aren't attending parties, who can't shop and there is no laughter filling the air. My heart grieves for them.
Every year Chris and I do something to help a family, child, or person in need. I have been struggling with what to do this year. There is no angel tree at our church and I have not personally heard of someone who needs help. I called up the mama and told her what I was feeling and that's when she reminded me of Kate's crazy cool Christmas! Yes!
For those of you who have been following Keeping up with the Andrews for a while you have heard of a precious little girl who has captured our hearts, Kate McRae. She is a 6 year old beauty who is fighting brain cancer. Her family started "Kate's Crazy Cool Christmas" last year and it's amazing. They are accepting toys, gift cards, name it and are making gift baskets and such for families who have children who are fighting cancer or recently lost their child to it.
You can check out  Kate and Kate's Crazy Cool Christmas ....
Our gift will be a simple Target gift card. We will be praying for the family that it goes to in hopes that it will bless them and know that they are being prayed for.
It's so easy to get caught up in our wish lists and the latest and greatest things that are out there. I am totally guilty of it. Tonight, I am throwing away my wants and and wishes and praying that God will use my little family to bless another family who is in desperate need of a miracle. We are so blessed. I can't even imagine what it would be like spending Christmas (or any day for that fact) in a hospital with my sick baby. I can't even fathom the pain, the fear and heartache that so many are experiencing at this very moment.
Take time this season to do unto others. It doesn't have to be a lot.
But do something...
May you help make someones day be merry and bright...


Thanks for a great reminder Nikki! Silas & I are collecting and sending boxes to Marines in the southern part of Afghanistan. My heart goes out to our soldiers who are spending the holidays away from their familes. I can't imagine what that would be like.
Thanks for supporting families who are going thru such hard times. I can't imagine spending this season in a hospital, let alone watching my little one there. Some family will be very blessed by your gift!

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