Lot's of grief this month. When I saw Diem Brown had died from ovarian cancer I cried. She was a truly spirited and cheerful warrior. My tears reflected so much loss in our family and the knowingnes of another fighter removing her gloves.
I miss my mom so much. Sunday I will celebrate her birthday with prayer and fond memory, looking at photos. I feel kind of crazy, but it comforts me to talk to her whilst adoring her photo. Sometimes I just stroke the hair in mom's photo and tell her how much I love and miss her. I tell her I am sorry for being such a bratty teenager, for not being nice all the time, for fighting with her on our trip to New Mexico, for not spending enough time with her, for being a total failure as far as career goes and for not using my brain like I should have.
I am sharing two different things today that I hope will inspire you.
1. Here is a link to an interview with Diem Brown about her heartfelt charity, Medgift.com. A patient gift registry that eases the burden when sick and in need.
2. I have sponsored a child via World Vision who shares the same birthday as my mom. This sweet child and her family are in great need and World Vision is one of only a few international charities trusted by mom. World Vision also helps children in the United States.
I felt a little funny filtering by birthdate, but I did accept the very first child that came up in the search. I wanted to sponsor all the kids, ya know what I mean?
So one unique way to honor a loved ones's passing is to sponsor a child in need. It is very fulfilling and most of all provides tangible resources and goodnes that can offer hope to the suffering.