Thanks to some wonderful folks, and one of the cutest little girls I know the prize package for the Imagine Benefit for Rhett and Parker is even bigger!! Click here to read about it.
But first of all let me share adorable little Jacqui with you.
“Ok, why don’t you draw them each a picture and we’ll see if we can mail them to Rhett and Parker.”
“No! I needta do drawings in picher frames jess like you so you can put dem on da ‘pewter to help dem jess like yooooooooouuuuuu!”
“It’s portent Mom!”
“But we don’t have any more picture frames…”
She handed me the phone with a grin, “Oh, dat’s easy… call Daddy an tell ‘im we need some more!”
I dialed while she giggled with glee and hopped up and down.
“OK,” the budding young artist declared while clapping her hands together like an authoritative production manager, “Now I need some paper.”
I handed her some paper off the computer printer. She scowled. “What?” I asked.
“Dat’s not gonna work! I need reely reel artist paper to be an artist, Mom!”
I cringed as she eyed my sketch pad. Then I sighed. What better use could there possibly be for a sheet of quality artist paper? None. I started to tear off a sheet as she shook her head and held up four fingers. Apparently she had a series in mind.
“I’m gonna do four pichers… jess like you!”
I handed over my sketch pad and she nearly burst with glee as she ran from the room to start her project. The rest of the day was spent making her drawings ‘just so’.
She asked me tonight as I tucked her in, “Mom? Are doze boys very sick like me, wen I was in da hoz-pittle and couldn’t breave so very well?”
“Yes, Sweetie. Parker has a trach just like you did and Rhett has had a hard time breathing too.”
“Do you think my pichers will help pay da doctors so dey will be all bedder very soon?”
“Yes, Sweetie. I’m sure of it.” And she pulled the covers up with a giggle.
“I’m so very glad, Mommy.”
And this is the finished product. I was in tears reading this post, and knowing that Jacqui has such a heart of gold, and she herself has been through many trials with herself. If you donate just 5.00 you will be entered to win this adorable set of photos, as well as make a little girl feel very happy that she is helping out two incredible little boys.
There are also two other great prizes now as well, two beautiful 8x10 photos, and a wonderful book written by Karen from Beyond Understanding. I can tell you right now it is an amazing book, I read it in one day and couldn't put it down!!