while doing my passover shopping this week, i stopped by the local hardware store (why is it so hard to find a stove top ketttle that does NOT whistle??). at the store they had many novelty items for passover – over gloves made to look they are matzahs, the same material used for aprons….and then i came across another item. A toilet seat cover made to look like matzah, with, I kid you not, the words “Let my people go” embroidered on the top in gold. Of course the kids thought it was a hoot and begged me to buy it, but even I have my limits.
Happy Passover Everyone.
In recent days there has been a radiothon at the local children’s hospital. They have been raising money for life saving equipment and for the hospital foundation, to allow it to continue the wonderful works that it does. Click here to donate.
While I have been in the car I have been listening to the stories of these incredibly brave children and parents that have been interviewed. At one point yesterday I had to pull the car over to the side of the road so I could pull myself together after a terribly poignant story. A mom was telling the story of her son who had a brain tumour that was inoperable. He was around 15 when he died. His legacy she said, was that he lived each day that he had to the full, for he did not know if he would have another day on this earth. As his mother she was so proud of his attitude. She said that as his family they were struggling, but he was positive and strong, he was a fighter.
What an inspiration! All the stories that have been shared on the radio have reinforced my gratitude to God that my children are healthy and well, and that the trials and tribulations that we all face on a daily basis are nothing compared to what some people have to suffer through.
So often it is children who teach us the way to live. Hearing all these inspirational stories over the last few days has been such a lesson of hope.
Shabbat Shalom – hold on tight to those precious innocent children, and may all childhood diseases be eradicated in our time.