September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
This morning, my dear friend's 10 year old son, Evan, passed away from Stage 4 neuroblastoma that he has been fighting for half of his young life. I will be hugging my kids extra tight tonight and praying for Melissa, Andy, and Adam. Heaven welcomed Evan early this morning with open arms. His pain and suffering are over and I am so thankful for that. But while the angels rejoice at his homecoming, my sweet friend and her family are left with a void that can never be filled. My heart breaks for her. This family needs our prayers today, tomorrow, and in the days & weeks to come. May the loving arms of God envelop them and carry them through the difficult days ahead.
The loss of a child is a special kind of grief that few understand and no one should ever know. Join me in praying for ALL of the families who are painfully aware of Childhood Cancer everyday, and honor them by donating to research to find a cure.
Also, check out these AWESOME ladies:
As someone who clings to my own long locks like a security blanket, and cries every couple of years as I cut it to donate, I applaud them for going bald on purpose.