It's scary how fast Fridays have been creeping up on me lately. I have been so busy, in the studio and out of the studio, that my head just doesn't seem to be on straight anymore. :)
We have gained some new supporters and I just wanted to say HELLO and thank you for joining us!
I also wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that I have been a little sidetracked this week thinking about kids. Unfortunately this subject is going to get very serious, very fast. My niece was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma Cancer when she was just 4 months old. They found a tumor the size of an adult fist attached to her spine and her liver. The tumor was pressing on her spine so bad that she lost the use of her legs. The day that my brother and sister-in-law found out it was cancer was the day she started chemo treatments. Now I know that I can't ever imagine the feeling that my brother and sister-in-law were in. EVER. But I felt so horrible knowing I had two healthy children less than two weeks older than dear Charlotte. AND so very grateful that I had two healthy children. Fast forward over 2 years later and Charlotte, Mia and Katrina are the very best friends and love to play and run around together. Charlotte has been in remission for over a year now and her tumor has shrunk from the chemo. The saddest thing about this whole story isn't just Charlotte. It's the enormous amount of kids who are affected by this disease each and every day! Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer. Now, why is this bothering me this week? It is International Neuroblastoma Awareness Week and I have been reading about so many little ones going through this horrible disease. Please check out their facebook page at International Neuroblastoma Awareness Week and also go over to http://www.curecharlotte.com/ to see Charlotte and so many other brave little warriors' stories!
Okay, now that I've been crying, we need to get back to business. This week I'm going to offer one item up for grabs for Freebie Friday from our facebook album of ready made items. What item? Any item you would like! You pick!
Okay, so we'll still go with one comment for today but make it count. Follow us here on the blog with Google Connect, or with Networked blogs. Become a fan on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/jsdesignsstudio. Heart our etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/jennysies. Or do all three. Or let us know that you already have done all the things above. I think it would be interesting to here what you guys are most grateful for today:) I love hearing more about all of you!
So hug those little ones a little more today as that's what I am going to do right now. Kat is patiently waiting at mommy's feet for me to finish this post so we can go on the front porch to watch the storm coming in.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!