How about sending a little cheer to someone in need?
Something happened to me recently that made me question my worth as an individual. A group of crafting ladies whom I worked with and considered my friends decided that they no longer wanted me in their clique. Now, people evolve and outgrow friendships. I get that. But what I didn't appreciate was how disrespectfully they did it. Just a curt email and an immediate cut to a private Facebook group. It hurt a lot. It still hurts. So when I read about this little boy Sebastian on my friend Amy Tsuruta's blog, I cried. I would never want anyone to feel like they don't belong. Or that they are not worthy of our time.
Sebastian suffers from Arthrogryposis - he has stiff joints and abnormally developed muscles which makes even picking up a pencil a challenge. Yet he is happy despite the daily challenges he faces. His mother worries that he will soon notice the finger pointing and the judgement from strangers. That is the painful reality.
On February 15th, Sebastian will go into the hospital for another surgery. His sweet teacher is organizing a card drive for this boy to cheer him on. In her words, "Maybe, just maybe, when the day arrives that he notices the finger pointing and hears the name calling instead of being sad he'll remember the day that people from everywhere filled his hospital room with love."
This is where you come in friends. Will you join me in making and sending a card to Sebastian? You can read about Sebastian's story and get mailing details here. My generous friend Amy is offering a chance at a $25 gift certificate to The Craft's Meow if you do. So link up your cards at her blog. :)
I used the sketch at CPS and was inspired by the challenges at the Kraft Outlet and Inspired by.
Supplies: Crate Paper and Basic Grey patterned papers, SRM sticker, Maya Road chipboard, Jenni Bowlin pearls, blue paint, silver mesh.