Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Well, I had vowed to blog more regularly, but time and life has gotten away from me.  Normal things have been going on in our world--school, cheer, tumbling, laundry, work, just life in general.  Our world is just normal, but there's a family who is on my mind every day, practically every minute, that is living anything but normal.

We have a precious little girl in 3rd grade at my school who was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer right before Christmas.  Right now, she and her mama are in Tennessee at St. Jude's battling the cancer beast.  Her older brother is still in school, and he is a daily reminder of how fast life can change.  Even though his mom is far away for now, we're doing our best to mama him every day at school!

As soon as people heard about sweet Sadie, they wanted to do something, anything, to help.  We have a group of fierce PTO moms who have done more than just talk about doing something; they jumped right up and got busy.  Now there are "Sparkle on Sadie" shirts and bracelets at MES and all across the district.  What started as a small way to show we are thinking of Sadie has turned into a lesson in community and generosity.  There is a benefit planned for this coming Sunday to help.  Thanks to some help from Santa's Elves (a non-profit group committed to giving back to the local community), our community is hoping to help this family in a tangible way and show a little girl how much she is loved.  The outpouring of prayers, love, support and donations has been amazing.
MES Staff and our children....sending our love to Sadie.  Sparkle on, Sadie! 
 Even though we have more than 700 kids at our school, we are a family!

If you live in the Magnolia area, come out to High Meadow Ranch Golf Club on Sunday (1/27) and have some fun at the "Sparkle on Sadie" benefit.  It will be going on from 3-7, and there will be lots of fun things for kids and adults.