I’m not going to lie to you. Christmas can be a tough time of the year for me. Thirty years ago, my father died the day after Christmas. It is impossible to think of Christmas without remembering that loss. His death forever changed the landscape of my childhood.
Still, I revel in the joy that can be found in the season. I am easily moved to tears when I hear of random acts of kindness.
One of my little students, Mr. Hero, has leukemia. He has been responding well to treatment and we even anticipate his return to school sometime in January. One of his friends, who also has leukemia, attends a neighboring school and is not doing very well. In fact, the family is preparing to bring her home for her final days.
My loss pales in comparison to what these parents must be feeling.
Still, this little 9 year old girl has hopes and dreams. One of her final wishes is to receive cards from all over the world. I know this is a clichéd wish – but it is what this child wants. If you are in a position to mail a card to this child, please indicate so in a comment or email and I will send the child’s name and address to you.
Remember to treasure your loved ones, today and every day.
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Graham and I would love to send her a card...
gotta go bawl my eyes out whilst squeezing my little girl now...
Dallas isn't too exotic, but bring on the address. The card will be in the mail minutes later.
Merry Christmas dear Beth. Thanks for the perspective.
I can send her one from Maryland. I also know people in Holland, Germany and Canada (it really is another country, you know), so if you'd be okay with it, I can pass along the info to them once you send it to me.
I would love too! Send me the info.
I would so love to send her a card.
Please email me codacici at gmail.
I will totally send a card.
i can put in my two cents
thanks for passing this along and for caring
I would love to send a card. Something tropical from Hawaii.
Thank-you Beth for the perspective this morning.
send me the info. The whole family will send her one
count me in...
anything to give her a smile...
Martha's Vineyard is not exactly "all over the world," but I'd love to send her a beautiful one of the sea or ships.
Would love to send her a card. xo
I'll send her one from outside Philadelphia.
would love to send card, please send address
And this reminds me of a quote I read on someone else's blog....
"every day is a present"
Please send me her address, I would love to send her something.
that is so like you to turn any sadness you might feel for yourself into an act of kindness for someone else.
i'd love to send a card from virginia.
HO HO HO! Merry Christmas from me and Otin!
Send Otin the address!!! And the information, name and such. I am busy delivering gifts, but Otin will make time for this.
Beth, I'd love to send a card to this little girl. Please give me the scoop, and I'll do so ASAP. Nancy
hey would love to send her a card and will get my friends to do so too.
looks like you're getting a lot of people to fulfill her wish - add me to the list.
I will happily mail a card, and I will post a link to this post on my blog asking others to do the same.
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Such a sad story. So unfair for someone so young. I can send a card from New Hampshire.
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
absolutely. Send me her address. What a beautiful thing to do My thoughts are with her and her family.
Of course I would love to send a card. I am thankful for people like you! XX Lori
I really like your blog. I am a first-time visitor, but I observe every site I submit a comment to. I have a humor blog myself, which I hope to be a top place for people to come and laugh. Life is hard enough and you sometimes need to just sit back and laugh a little.
I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread traffic around to each. Keep up the good work. You can contact me by simply placing a comment on my site.
I definitely want to send her a card. Email me her information, please.
I'd love to send her a card. And I'm thinking of you during this time too!
Merry Christmas, my friend. Send me the address, please. xoxoxox
Yes please send me the address, the Great White North may not be very exotic but we do have a mighty fine postal service.
Please send me the address - I would love to send her a card.
I'll send her one from Iowa. Thanks for sharing this! ~Susan
Send me her address, my email address is:
I can have MI, SC, TX, FL, PA and NJ all mail her cards.
God Bless and I will keep this little one in my prayers.
Please count me in! I know it's too late to get the card to her by Christmas, but I can get it to her by New Year's Eve.
corastovall (at) hotmail (dot) com
Beth, I'm so sorry for you loss. Even after all these years, I know it is so hard. This is me sending you big Christmas HUGS!
Please send me the name and address of this precious child. I would love to send a card and will be honored to play a small part in fulfilling her wishes.
God bless you and yours.
Love and Hugs, SMB
I want to send her a card. If this will make her day. I just finish watching my sisters keeper and It was so moving. I also had a little girl in my life that died of Lukemia. She taught us all so much. So please send me her address. What a kind thing for you to do.....
The one thing I LOVE about the blogging world is how it can bring a big group of people together to help others. Please, by all means, send me this little angels address, I would love to send her a card. Take care, Sue
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Beth, I would LOVE to send a card! Send the address along and I will have it in the mail PRONTO!
Jill from The Glen
Hi! I was brought here through Otin's blog.
Beth, I would love to send her a card. I'm in Mexico, State of Yucatan to be exact, please do send me the address it will be a pleasure. :)
I would be honored to send this little girl a card. I'll paint something up ASAP!
Please send me her address. My e-mail is email@example.com.
I'm here because of another kind soul name Otin.
I would love to send her a card and have my daughter draw a picture for her. I found you through Vodka Mom and this both made me cry and made me smile. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll send a card
Hi, I came over from Otin and I would love to send a card. My e-mail is email@example.com I own a campground and will give cards to my travelers to send out from different places. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
I'll send a card!
Just updating Beth, My stuff is on the way to her!
I'd love to send a card. My e addy:
We be happy to send he one from belize.
I'd love to send a card.
Hugs and a Happy Christmas to you and your family!
John, Sprite and I are in! Anything to help make a dream come true!
I'm stopping over from Otin's.
YES! I would love to send a card. Please send me the address at your convenience.
Merry Christmas. This is a lovely and kind thing to do.
Absolutely. Send me that little sweetum's address. We will send a lovely family card from all of us here in Austin.
I know what you mean about the holidays when you are left thinking about and missing the people who are no longer with you -- in my case, my baby sister.
Hugs and Merry Christmas, Beth!
Sent by Otin....I would love to send her a card!!
I would love to send her a card. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday blessings to you and your family!
Count me in. Otin sent me.
My daughter and I would be happy to send a card from Bellingham, WA. :)
I will send a card from Springfield, IL.
I would love to send her a card from England...
Do you think it would be too late to send a card to this little girl? I have a nine year old daughter and this breaks my heart. She realy likes to write and she might want to send her something. Please let me know.
Thank you and I hope you have a nice Christmas this year. So sorry for your loss.
You are doing a wonderful thing and I will certainly send a card from Canada...
I would love to send her a card -- it won't make it by Christmas but I'll send it anyway! Please send me the address. email@example.com
I'm a bit late but would like send a card
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I'll send her her a card; sorry it's a little late with Christmas tomorrow but still!
I'd like to help the little girl collect cards please :)
I will send her one, I'm so upset over this :(
I'd like to send an email or card which ever you think she would like best even though it is the night before Christmas.
What an incredible request from a sweet little angel girl! And what an incredible Angel you are for helping make this wish come true.
I live in Sweden and would love to send her one of my own cards - with photos of Swedish stuff.
You can see my e-mail when reading my comments. Drop me a line with her address and I'll send something to her.
So sorry indeed to hear about her.
I would love to send this little girl a card....am just from Canada, not that exotic, but it is what I can do...
Would love to send a card. I'm in Arkansas - not too far, but willing nonetheless.
I'm here from Vodka Mom's house. Nashville, TN IS very exotic, so I'd be happy to help!
please send me her info.
So sad for both these precious children...
Hello there, and Merry Christmas from Canada. I would love to send this little girl a card.
All the best to you.
Happy to send some stuff from down under.
Happy to send some stuff from down under.
so sorry about your father, I know how that is, mine died 27 years ago two days before July 4th. I think you win for shittiest holiday for a father to die near. Not that there is ever a good time. I'd love to send that little girl a card from NC. Hope your new year's is wonderful. xo, s
Beth, I'll be more than happy to send this little girl a card.
I would love to send a card to her! I am from California, so not to to worldly, but it'll be darned cute!
Please send me her address ASAP
Such a sad story! I'm in Sydney Australia, email me the addy and I'll post something aussie!
Hello, Scotland calling! Just read through my reader and came to your post. I'd also like to pitch in with a postcard from bonnie ol' Scotland!
I live in maine and would love to send a card to this special little one...an angel of God... Gingey let me know. Thank you!
Hi from June in England, i would like to send a card too. Please send the address
I will pray and send her a card if you let me have the address.
I would like to send along a card and prayer also.
How about a card from Mississippi? I'd love to send one. My email is jbguess(at)gmail(dot)com
My children and I would love to send her a card from Tasmania, Australia.Wonderful :)
I would love to send a card, even if it is just from Texas and Louisiana. Send me the address.
It would be my absolute pleasure to send her a card from Toronto. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Just came over from Gingeyginge's blog. I would love to send the little girl a card from Kent in England.
I'd love to send her a card from Florida. Charlene
I came here through Tiptoeing. Is it too late to send cards? I will send you an email with my email address, as I don't post it on my blog.
Having had a rocky week with my family, it pales in comparison to what this family is enduring. Heartbreaking.
Also, I will be back when I get a few minutes to start near the beginning :)
I linked to you from Smart Mouth Broad. I realize it's way past Christmas but I'd love to send a card. You can email me the address to email@example.com
Thanks for posting.
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