This post was originally written by Debi Bouffard over at Who Says Eight is Enough. I found it to be so powerful and inspiring that I wanted to share it with all of you as well. Tomorrow is the 2nd Annual Tuesday Blog Party. Bloggers from all over the blogosphere will be giving away fabulous prizes all in the name of Pediatric Cancer Research. You can host your own giveaway or just participate by bidding on a few items for $1 a piece. Either way, please help us raise money and awareness about a disease that took a little girl who so many of us love so much and can never forget.
These are the Whitts...
Axel, Spencer, Piper & Tuesday
They are the beautiful children of my friend's Jess & Charley. They are privileged children.
Privileged because they grew up in a home full of love, in a family that envelopes the very meaning of home... where the world revolved around happiness. and exploring. and adventure. and love of man. and earth.
Their parents did everything right. For their kids.
Healthy food. Healthy living. Happy life.
And then cancer came.
Piper, Axel, Spencer & Tuesday
It was a shock.
They did everything they should do. They loved their bodies. Their children. Their world.
They ate healthy. They lived strong. They fought hard. Every.single.day.
And cancer still won.
Spencer, Piper & Axel
There's a big gaping hole where Tuesday once was. A hole that everyone can feel and yet no one can fill.
All the prayers, the tears, the hugs, the love.... none of it touches that space.
But they still feel love and hope and happiness.
And that is why I do what I do.
To help bring them any bit of happiness I can.
And part of that is to make sure Tuesday is never forgotten and that her legacy lives on forever.
Not because the family asked it of me, but because I need to do it for them.
Because I love Tuesday and miss her.
Tomorrow, the Tuesday Blog Party begins.
Be a part of it and help us make a difference.
For the Whitts.
For all of the children fighting cancer and winning.
And especially for the ones who aren't.