May 6, 2015
My sadness follows me everywhere, I cannot escape, at times, I feel like a prisoner locked in to a world of only grief and sadness. Admist the sadness, there are glimpses and sometimes huge windows of HOPE. This evening, I was going to plant my herb garden, before doing this I moved two perrenials and pulled a weed, the weed happened to be clover and I was gifted with a 4 leaf clover (a first for me)...earlier this week, my special friend friend, Holly, gave me a 4 leaf clover, this all made me smile and honestly helped me take the needed very deep breath. Bailey and Dixie joined me while I planted our herb garden with some added color.
Before I finished the watering and adding pine straw, I took a moment and stood at the back of my Daddy’s old pick up truck and just listened...I heard an owl, a cow, other birds, rustling in the woods, a golfer striking a golf ball...just taking the time to stand there and absorb the beauty around me gave me more peace than I have felt all week. My heart is so broken, I miss Christian every moment of everyday...but there is so much hope....this week the incredible art collection, that will be named, “Bailey’s Collection for Christian.” was installed in the new renovated inpatient area of the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders...Bailey chose the art for this area. The opening of this area is May 12, 2015. I know Christian and all her Heaven friends that lived in those rooms are loving this gift. I learned this week that The Christian Bryant Foundation has donated over $97,000 towards our mission....honestly, that is so amazingly incredible. The money that has come in is all gifts because there are people that loved Christian or heard about her and believe in our cause. The Christian Bryant Foundation is doing just what Christian planned...we are changing the world, even if it’s a small corner impacting our local Children’s Hospital and the children and their families that are battling childhood cancer! So admist, all my sadness, there is JOY...I am so thankful for everyone that has ever made a donation to The Christian Bryant Foundation...guess what, each of you are changing lives and making a difference! Thank You!
As always, Love Deeply, Forgive Often, Find your Blessings and Think about your words before you speak them... - Robyn