I did not know her personally, but I know her now.
But I know now, and when you know better...you do better.
One night, in our jammies, my friend & I "Ding Dong Ditched" Jessie and left a big glass Joy Jar of love, prayers and wishes from many women to bless her with some JOY like she was doing for so many others. They did not know us...They did not have to know us...but I believe they knew....and when they knew better...they did better...and are now doing
AMAZING THINGS...life changing..history making...heart strengthening things.
Again, you know when you just "know"
I never got to experience Jessie's silly side, but I know that she would have made me laugh and I know that we would have made her laugh at how silly we were and how much fun we had to bless her with a little something..at night..in our jammies!I did not know her before she went to be with Jesus, but I know her now.
You know when you just know...
I know what kinda of girl she was and what am impact she has made on my life...more like a footprint, a constant reminder to NEVER EVER GIVE UP.
It is so similar to faith...
You just know.
So what is one to do, when there are SO..MANY..LITTLE...KIDS with cancer? No, not just little kids, big kids, too....
Reach out, share, inspire, remind and enfluence others to spread Joy.
To do better...
To make a difference....
This morning on FB, Jessie's daddy posted that a donor has offered to give The Jessie Rees Foundation $25,000 on December 25th if her FB page gets to 250,000 likes!
and I immedialty, like many many others said, BRING IT ON...we can do this...and then I knew.
I remembered that I have something very special that my mother-in-law made me to auction off in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which reminded me of this..
Cancer is cancer, yound or old..and it SUCKS.
so here is the challenge for you...and your friends (because you need to share this with everyone!) I have this beautiful 52" x 67 1/2" handmadewith LOVE brown, pink & turquoise quilt that is covered in butterflys, flowers and words of hope & strength.
and I am willing to give it to one of you, my blog and Facebook friends...(and your FB and Blog friends that you share this with)
All you need to do is go to Jessie's FB page here:
and click "LIKE"
Then come back here and leave me a comment including YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS.
On December 1st, I will throw all of the names in a BIG HUGE BOX (because I know you will all do this) and I will ask Jessie's Daddy to draw a name and this beauty will be yours: