Have you ever met a rock star or a movie star? Were you awestruck? Did you tell all your friends about it? Did it make you smile for days?
Well, I feel the same way. Only my Rock Star isn't really a rock star. But she is a star in my eyes.
I met MaKenzie tonight (and her mother Wendy). Yes THE MAKENZIE! The little girl I stitched the zebra print ornament for. Her mom spoke at our Relay For Life team meeting. I wished I had my camera because honestly she was the prettiest little girl I have ever seen.
When folks were taking pictures of her, they would say "say cheese" and she would break out into the cutest smile!
When I introduced myself to her mom I felt like I was meeting someone I had known all my life. She said that the blog gives her inspiration. Imagine that! We are giving someone inspiration.
She talked about the ornament and the word "hope" that is on it. She talked about how important that is when you are in the midst of the war.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY! She said they had found a chemotherapy that seemed to be working! The tumors from her liver and lungs ARE GONE! They will do a bone scan to see if the tumors on her pelvis are gone soon.
This sweet 22 month old girl has encouraged me so much. Both with this project and with my job. If you read my other blog, you know what I am talking about. Little MaKenzie used several units of blood during her treatment. Which makes me know my "real" job is very important.
When we left the meeting, that sweet baby blew my husband James and I a kiss. I can tell you I haven't seen that big a smile on my husband's face in a long time. And I can just imagine how big my smile was!
I still have ornaments to make for MaKenzie's family. They will have the word hope on one side and MaKenzie on the back. So far, I have to make 10 of them.
Not much for a ROCKSTAR! Rock on MaKenzie!