Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesdays for Tuesday

Last weekend Tuesday and her sister celebrated their second birthday! It is a moment so many of us parents take for granted. I guarantee Tuesday's parents were thanking God for granting them the gift of being able to celebrate this milestone with their daughter. There was certainly a time not so long ago when doubt may have started to creep its way into my mind. Of course then I reminded myself this is Super Tuesday we are talking about and she has decades worth of birthdays left to celebrate. She is going to have alot going on in the next couple months including more chemotherapy and a major surgery. The family needs  just as much support now as it did during those dark days in the PICU. Please stop by JK's blog and offer a prayer of encouragement.

In addition to Piper and Tuesday's birthday, their mom, JK, celebrated her birthday. Members of my online group of twin mothers put together a prayer quilt for her birthday. It is the culmination of hours of hard work and is truly one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen because each square represents so much love.


I am proud to say that I wrote the poem that went on the back of this quilt:

Each  square a  tiny work of art

Both a message and a prayer

Friends bound together

In the journey we all share

Tuesday's child full of strength

Her eyes so full of fire

So many battles fought and won

So many hearts inspired

Though distance may be between us

Our love is always near

Envelop yourself in this quilt of hope

And feel our hugs appear


Finally, this past weekend a benefit and silent auction was also held in Tuesday's honor in Colorado. I wish I could have been there but finances dictated otherwise. A whopping $15,000 was raised in a matter of 2 hours. This shows just how many lives Tuesday has touched and how many people care so much about this family. I know that JK has been so overwhelmed with gratitude for all that has been done for her little girl. Even if you can't afford to spare a couple dollars to contribute to Tuesday's cause you can still say a prayer for her continued progress and her family's continued strength. May they all continue to inspire.


Anonymous said...

A beautiful quilt and a beautiful poem! Happy birthday to Tuesday, Piper & JK!

Christy said...

your poem was awesome Shar! The quilt was so beautiful! How awesome to be apart of that!

debi9kids said...

What a fantastic post Shar!
I am so thrilled I got to be a part of that gorgeous quilt.

Tonya Staab said...

You did a fabulous job on the poem hon. You have such a wonderful way with words.

I'm so glad we were all able to do this for JK.

Jessica Kate said...

Thanks for the good cry, Shar. :)
You all are awesome.
I didn't know you wrote that. It took me 4 tries to get thru it because I had so many tears in my eyes.
love you.