Today I met an Angel. Her name ? Kelsey Hunnicutt. I know what your thinking , Just another sob story about a disease that kills thousands around the World. But, this story is a little different. Kelsey is ONLY 17… & Bless her heart as beautiful as can be. A few months ago I over heard someone talking about her. Unaware of who she was I blew it off. Today though , Was different for me. Kelsey and her grandmother came in to my work to eat. Not knowing who she was I smiled and simply greeted them. They both ate and began to leave. As they left I saw a hospital bracelet on the table… I began to read the name on the bracelet. It read “Kelsey Hunnicutt.” This is the girl who is losing her life to cancer? The one EVERYONE everywhere is talking about. My stomach dropped as tears came into my eyes. She’s younger than me, & yet she has her life to worry about. Where I’m always complaining about Bills, New shoes & how my hair NEVER looks right. WE ALL can be ungrateful. & I know bills are important , BUT this young lady simply smiled the whole time. It was definitely a tired smile… But it was a SMILE! How could I be so selfish. Here I am looking at someone who may not make it to Christmas , & if she does, Want be able to FULLY enjoy it. But getting to my point of this hole thing We all have struggles. We all have our bad days & our not so bad days. We all strive to be perfect. What about the kids who aren’t so lucky? What about the children in hospitals who can’t even make it out on thier own. This really does bother me. Any other time i’d get a tad bit emotional but i’d blow it off. THIS TIME though has me wanting to do something, Anything ! To help people like Kelsey ! Please find it in your heart to pray for her, & others that share this life taker. She has a Facebook page and a fundraising page !
Fundraising website : http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/kelsey-s-fight/89867
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Kelsey/579354775458773
*PLEASE DONATE MONEY, WRITE LETTERS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. ANYTHING TO BRIGHTEN Kelsey’s DAY*
-Thank you, & I as well will be praying for this young girl. She truely inspires me to want to help not only her but every other child. The description below is the one they have on her facebook page. TEAM KELSEY
This is a support page for Kelsey Hunnicutt. She was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.
This is a support page for Kelsey Hunnicutt. She was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bonecancer most commonly found on children, young adults and athletes. She is a senior in high school and has been a cheerleader all four years, but this year she won’t be able to cheer due to her condition. She is a very strong girl and we know that she can beat this cancer but a little support never hurt anyone. We are currently working on a few different things for her and if anyone is interested, feel free to contact us. Please keep this sweet girl in your prayers! And remember #dontgiveupkelsey
These Coloring pages are super cute for Thanksgiving & Humoring !
Now that i have your attention .
I have but 3 things to said !
1.) Don’t be your child’s bestfriend.
Answer : Parents often feel that if they are a their child’s FRIEND instead of parent that the child may tell them more, and be more open to them.
There is a fine line between being a friend to your child , & being to friendly.
One day your child may come home with a tattoo or maybe a new biker boyfriend. With you being a “friend” they expect you to be excited & supportive. Therefore causing more arguments when you don’t agree. Picture this , what happens 70% of the time when you tell a child “no” ? they rebel right? Not always , but quite often. They might even rebel just because of the fact of you disapproving.
2.) STOP making your child do sports or instruments they don’t want to do !
Answer :If your child is constantly doing something just to impress, honor or make YOU happy , they could feel as if they always have to impress you. Causing more fights & arguments later on.
3.)Believe in your child no matter what !
Answer: Even if the both of you know for a fact your child will never be president, an astronaut, or an outer space alien give them encouragement . Without encouragement they may never reach their full potential .
K is for Kindergarten—hip, hip, hooray.
I is for imagination we use everyday.
N is for numbers—we know one, two, three.
D is for drawing, the best you can see!
E is for exercise to keep our bodies strong.
R is for reading books all day long.
G is for good friends. We made more each day.
A is for the alphabet we know how to say.
R is for remembering everything we learned.
T is for treats every Friday we earned.
E is for excitement. This year we’ve had some.
N is for next year. First grade here we come!
The First Day
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And know your child must stay.
You’ve been with him for five years now
And have been a loving guide,
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave him at my side.
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow
I’ll love him as I would my own
And help him learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know
How quickly the years do pass
And that one day soon it will be my turn
To take my child to class.
So please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more
For I will love him and take him in
When you leave him at my door.
*THESE ARE GREAT TO GET PRINTED & FRAMED FOR MEMORIES*
ISupplies You Will Need:
1/3 Cup Dish soap ( I have a suggestion for smaller kids below)
2 Tablespoons of Corn Starch
Paint Brush (or they can use them as finger paints in the tub)
Small Tupperware ( I used 1/2 cup size with lid)
What I love about this is…you have it all at home anyway. No need to go out and buy supplies!
Here’s what you do:
Take the Dish Soap or Baby Shampoo for the younger kids so it won’t hurt if it gets in their eyes, and mix it in a bowl with the Corn Starch.
Then divide your mixture into four small Tupperware containers.
Next add 3 drops of food coloring into each container and stir with spoon.
Done! Easy Peasy!
Now you should have bath paints that look like this:
When bath time is over, you can slap the lids on them and save them for next time….OR
if your kid is anything like mine there won’t be any paint left cause he dumped it all in the tub after he was done painting..so you just plop the containers in the dishwasher.
It’s so inexpensive, and fun for the kids to make that I don’t mind making it again & again!