April 29, 2011
Twelve years ago today, I was nearly killed in a car accident. I feel so grateful for these twelve years. I've been married for almost nine of them and have been blessed with three precious sons.
I often think about people around me who are suffering or struggling in any way. Especially children. There are many children who face serious health challenges, traumas, and disruptions to the innocence we usually associate with childhood.
And so -- in honor of the miracle that saved my life more than a decade ago, and in memory of my friend who passed away in that tragic accident, I would like to dedicate April 29th as a day of giving. I would like to give something that I've made to a child in a difficult situation.
I will make anything from my store for a child anywhere in the world.
The first person to respond will be selected. No drawings. Tell me about a child you know (age, gender, general info about situation) who could use something to brighten his/her life, pick an item and a fabric, provide a mailing address, and I will do the rest.
I also invite everyone who would like to make something for a child as well to let me know, and I will pass on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. responses. As many as are willing to make something special will be matched up with a child in need of a boost. I'm just a one-woman show, so I will make one item (and I want to do this every year!), but hopefully we'll have many other talented individuals join this special effort!
Let's make some children smile!
Email me at: MadebyMichelleStore@gmail.com