One thing I'm excited about doing this week is continuing work on something that definitely made the cut even though it isn't specifically in my lifetime goals. There is a wonderful organization started by two cranio moms called Cranio Care Bears. They send care packages, free of charge, to any family with a child undergoing a surgery for craniosynostosis. Completely volunteer and donation driven, the most important part of their care packages is the prayer ribbon chain. Each link has an encouraging verse or saying on it, usually written by someone who has been touched by cranio in some way... some parents make them while their child is in surgery, others do ribbon drives for birthdays or class parties.
|Ladybug with her prayer ribbon chain just before leaving for surgery|
|Care package goodies and BooBooBear (from their store)|
In honor of Ladybug's first "cranioversary," coming up in June, I set a goal for a certain number of ribbons I wanted to send. I'm about half way to my goal and have till June 18th to meet it! I stocked up on books on CD and Waltons DVDs from the library that can play in the background while I write on ribbons this week!
|I might be slightly addicted.|
If anyone wants to contribute to this organization, their website has instructions for how to donate , through money for shipping, ordering from their Amazon wish list and shipping it directly to them, collecting needed items yourself, or making prayer ribbons. You can also shop for cranio awareness items in their store; all proceeds go to the care packages!