Saturday, January 19, 2008

Prayers, please ....and Gratitude, Day 12

Today the "Ju Ju King", Julian Avery, moved on to a better place. He was 4 1/2 yrs old and had a devastating brain cancer that had spread to his spine. His mother Mimi kept an amazing blog at http://www.carepages.com/. You have to sign up for care pages, but when you do, his care page is Julian's World. His mama Mimi and her family need all of your prayers and positive energy that you can send.
I have only been following little Julian's plight for about 2 weeks, a gift from Kelly Snelling, and I have been very moved by the experience. I did not even know that such "care pages" existed. Little Julian truly touched my heart and opened my eyes to a world we all like to ignore, but one that is so needy of our support., our listening, our prayers.
Thank you, Ju Ju King! Please smile down on all of us and gift us with just an ounce of your courage, your strength, your love! Have a Great New Life! The world will truly be a less bright without your shining gem.
...so for Gratitude Day 12, I am grateful to Julian and his mama Mimi who have taught me so much in such a short time. ....and I am truly grateful to God for gifting me with my own two boys who are adults now, strong and healthy. Our children are such amazing gifts. .. as Mimi would say, over and over....kiss you children. NOW! Hold them. Smell them. Love them. Take them for who they are and let that be enough.

2 comments:

daydreamstudios said...

Sweet little angel. It's hard to remember in the busy day to day that life brings to stop and take care of the little things. To enjoy life while it's here and never take it for granted. Thanks for sharing.
Karla

Kelly Snelling said...

this post touches my heart so, connie. you are such a blessing.