Day 7 - Near and Dear to My Heart



There are so many bracelets out there that stand for so many causes but here are two of mine that are especially dear to my heart...

'Not another moment lost to seizures' is the Epilepsy Foundation's slogan. My little 7 yr. old nephew has epilepsy and what a terrifying experience that has been for our family, especially for my brother and sister in law. My nephew gave me this bracelet and that moment he handed it me was one of the most heart touching experiences for me. I love him so much.

A few months ago I stumbled across a blog called Don't Waste Your Cancer. It's the story of a 27 year old wife and mother named Libby who was diagnosed with lymphoma back in July of 2010. Her blog is the story of her journey as she battles this disease. Though I have never met her in person, I have grown to really care for her family as I have followed their journey over the past several months. My 'Team Libby' bracelet is in support of her fight to beat lymphoma.

14 comments:

jo said...

My 7 year old grandson also has seizures -- a result of a bout of meningitis when he was 6 months old. It certainly is heart-breaking!

Kristy Johnson said...

Misty- what touching stories! I love the lighting and background of this shot! Very well done! The colors really drew me in from the thumbnail.

Julie McLeod said...

A great photograph to match your heart-felt post. Best to your nephew and to Libby too....

tchesney said...

What fabulous causes to wear on your heart (well in this case, on your wrists lol)...I have tons of these too...my thoughts and prayers go out to your nephew...I have a good friend who's daughter is an epileptic and it is not fun!

giseled said...

Beautiful shot and sentiments

Sandra V. said...

This is really beautifully done. And very touching stories to go along with it too.

Misty said...

jo - It's especiallyheartbreaking when small children have to go through it.

Kristy - Thank you! Always nice to receive feedback.

Julie - I really appreciate it.

tchesney - Prayer works better than anything.

giseled - Thank you for your compliments.

Sandra - I appreciate your feedback.

Clara said...

The stories here are so touching. I love your bright colors against a black background. Your image illustrates your stories perfectly.

longneys said...

Beautiful and touching post. I have some of these bracelets as well. Some I like because of their colour but there are a couple that have special meaning due to friends and family. Thanks so much for sharing your picture and stories. All the best to your nephew and Libby.

Steven said...

Wonderful image and colors that represent your personal involvement with the cause.

susanvg said...

Interesting how objects can connect us to people. This is beautifully shot.

Amber said...

Love the colors and the stories.

dspec01 said...

Nicely done - both the image and the thoughts.

cindy said...

the shot is cool...and the stories touched my heart. thanks for sharing both.