For the past two days our country radio station has been doing their annual St. Jude's telethon. Even though I dont' listen to country anymore, I have found the best Christian station and have been listening to it, I really can't listen during the telethon. I just can't handle when it deals with kids. However, I do count my blessings and thank God for my healthy kids, which I know that I take for granted.
Every year our recreation association gives money to St. Jude's. We like giving but it means a little bit more to us. We had a boy that played at Boynton when he was a kid and he later died due to one of the diseases that is covered by St. Jude's. We have even named a field after him. He was a sweet kid - loved life and loved the game of baseball.
|Me handing the Boynton Rec check to Mr. Heard|
for St. Jude's
I got to be one of the people that took the money to the telethon yesterday. It was really humbling to see the parents of the boy that played at Boynton all those years ago. They have worked with St. Jude's in helping raise money, ever since. We stood and talked about Cody and how he loved playing baseball. How he always had a smile on his face. Both of the parents had smiles on their faces and lit up when they talked about him and remembered him playing. I was having to fight back tears. I can't even imagine what they went through at the time Cody was sick and then passing away.
On my drive home, all I could do was Thank God for my kids, for them being healthy and being the great young adults that they have become. I am so truly blessed beyond measure!! I also Thanked God for people like Cody's parents that are amazing and are giving back to an organization that was there for them in their time of need.
In this crazy world we live in there is still so many things to be thankful for ... we really don't have too look too far for them.