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Sunday, May 17, 2009

And the Lucky Mom is........

not so lucky. Jean is the mother of a 7 year old girl named Erin who is battling Cancer. Erin was diagnosed with Cancer on June 5th of 2006...after surgeries, and many rounds of radiation the Chaffee family thought Erin was out of the woods, however they received more horrific news the brain tumor had returned. If you would like to read more about their daily struggles you can click here to read an online journal that Jean has been keeping. Please log on to show them support and pray that they keep their faith in order to win this fight.

Below is the submission that I recieved for Jean.

Jennifer-
The Mom I am nominating is Jean. I have actually met her only 2 times, she is on my slow pitch old lady softball team. This Mom is very special and very strong. She was told in 2006 that her daughter has a brain tumor. Since 2006 they have been doing many rounds of radiation treatments and only find out that the tumor keeps growing. Most recently this past Monday they got some very bad news the tumor they removed in March has grown back. Now they are talking about the quality of life over the quantity of life. The thing that breaks my heart is Jean’s daughter is only 7 years old!
I would like Jean to be able to cherish the time she has left with her daughter. I think receiving these pictures would be the perfect gift for a such a desiring mother.
We all know that pictures are all people have sometimes to remember memories and the ones they love. Thank you, Sarah

I also attached a second submission from a girl named Julie. And for the record it gave me goosebumps and made me cry. Although I can only choose one winner I felt that Julie's submission was so beautifully written that everyone should get a chance to learn about what a wonderul woman her Mom is.

So here's a nomination for a woman who has never won a thing for being one of the most spectacular people who has ever lived since Jesus himself. It is probably because of the fact that she, literally, follows in his footsteps!

My mom is a woman after God's own heart and she doesn't need to tell you that for it to be clear. She is a person who embodies the definition of selflessness. She spends 4 days a week watching her grandchildren so her kids can work without paying childcare. She volunteers loyally at a pregnancy help clinic and is always looking for opportunities to help others through seasonal or special events. Her energy is focused outside herself; her time is shared attentively to those she loves and those in need and where her heart is her finances follow.

There isn't a Nonny on earth that could be more special to her grandkids. Several days a week my kids wake up and want to call her just to chat. They can't wait to share exciting things with her and spending time with her is ALWAYS first on their list if I ask, "what do you want to do today?" She is constantly seeking out activities and fun new adventures for us to go on and experience. She treasures her grandkids and they know that without a shadow of a doubt. I wish I could explain the love that bursts from sweet little 1 and 4 year old hearts for this special woman!

As a mother, she truly is my best friend. That is not cliché...it is truth. I call her several times a day, though she is just a short drive away. I miss her when she's not here and thoroughly enjoy our time together. She is always there for the good, the bad and the ugly. She worries to no end about everyone's well being and for that reason we are all always okay. There is no advice that I could get from anyone I know that would be more "sound" and perfect for what my family and I need. She knows the "ins" and "outs" of me better than I know myself. She's always there for every special moment and ready to embrace you when the "mom tears" begin to fall.

As an in-law to my husband, she'd never want it to be anything different than a blood relative would be. She never for a moment would let those who "marry-in" feel any less love or care than her own family. She has even taken my nieces and nephews from my husband's side of the family under her wing. She sees a need and she fills it. She has a great sensitivity within her like no-one I've ever met.

I will always and forever strive to be like my mother. I will never accomplish the kind of life she lives. She has set such an amazing example of what living life to it's fullest means. Her priorities reflect clearly what she values. She treasures her family, cares for those in need and Truly thinks of herself last. Others will always go before her. She will always take care of everyone before herself. She has set such an example for the generations to come. She will NEVER ever know how much she means to me. If all of us could be just a little bit more like her, the world TRULY would be a better place.

I love you lady. You are a beautiful person, a priceless friend and always and forever, my momma!

Julie


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2 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Jean sounds like a wonderful woman! And so does Julie's Mom. It was so nice of you to do this! I hope the pictures are much appreciated and loved! God bless.

mary said...

God bless them!! I am sure the photos you take will be gorgeous and adored!