Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesdays for Tuesday

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is a cancer free Tuesday. Her family has been through so much and she is truly an angel on earth. Please keep that horrible disease away from her body.  And maybe throw in a pair of the sweater boots I have been eyeing. You know, the brown ones. Thanks!


On the 29th of this month Tuesday will begin her stem cell transplant. In the next 2 weeks, she will undergo 22 scans and procedures! TWENTY-TWO! This week, she is having scans to make sure her last round of Chemo wiped out the cancer still remaining after her surgery. We all need to pray that her scans come back clean. And don't forget to go to her blog and let them know you are praying.

With the new year fast approaching, it's time to start shopping for calendars. Everywhere you go, there are displays of lots of different types of calendars for many different prices, right?
Well, a friend of mine has put together a calendar that will not only help you keep track of the days in the coming year, but will allow you to give back too.
The name of the calendar? For the Love of Tuesday. This calendar features beautiful pictures of some of my favorite twin sets from our multiple group and all proceeds go to help in Tuesday's battle against Neuroblastoma. Ben and Mari are featured in the calendar so check it out! Even if you have a calendar already, this would be a wonderful way to show your support to a family who really needs it this holiday season.  Click on this link to check it out!

Finally my friend Debi wrote this on her blog and I wanted to share it with you...

So, last week while I was on the phone with Jess, she told me about an idea the Chaplin at the hospital came up with and I knew I just had to help out. The Chaplin and Jess traced little Tuesday's body onto a large piece of paper and drew large dark circles everywhere that the cancer has invaded this sweet little girl. They then cut out the tracing and Jess is to place it somewhere in her home for all to see. (I am pretty sure she is attaching it to a wall)
At the end of the month, little Tuesday will be in the hospital receiving her stem cell transplant, which will render her very weak and susceptible to infection.
Jess is asking that everyone trace their hands, write inspirational messages on them, cut them out and send them to her home. While Tuesday is recovering in the hospital, her big brothers will get to lay our healing hands on their little sister's body.
It is Jess' dream that not only will Tuesday's entire body be covered with the healing love and prayers, but that their whole wall will be.
I joked with Jess, saying that my family alone can cover Tuesday's whole body ;)

My bracelet is for Super Tuesday :)

Showing off their work and FYI, they each found their own bible verses to write on their hands and I must admit, I was very impressed with the words they chose.


If any of you would like to participate please trace your hands and send me a message and I will give the address of where to send them. I hope we can overwhelm Tuesday's family with our support. I hope you all keep this family in your prayers through the holidays. I have never met a more worthy group.


debi9kids said...

See there, now I've done a guest post without needing to do one. LOL (ok, only kidding...) LOVE your letter to Santa! That is on the very top of my list too!
Please Santa!

Dawn Johnson Warren said...

Sharlene, I've been praying for Tuesday all along and linking back here and to her momma's blog. I'd love to do the traced hands, can you please send me the correct address? Thanks!

Christy said...

great letter to Santa Shar! I sure hope he can deliever! great post... you have such a way with words... well... you and debi!