KC Zoo Tiger Donation

To help fulfill Mason's dream and help the Tigers:
KC Zoo Attn Laura Berger "In Memory of Mason Kempf" 6800 Zoo Dr Kansas City, MO 64132

For the beauty of Snow and Magic on Christmas :
Elves of Christmas Present PO Box 3535
Olathe, KS 66063

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A litttle LOVE can go a long way!


More love from around the country!! 34 more pieces of mail for Mason. Thanks from the Ozarks, a hand painted caterpillar card, a Cowpid card from Lenexa, Kansas, a South Carolinan sent their favorite rock from South Africa. A kissing frog from Tobyhanna, PA, a Pizza Hut gift card from Lawrence, KS, a tea cup kitty from Monroe, Iowa, postcards from Chicago, Boys Town, NE and Sheffield,England. The list goes on and on. From Edmond, Oklahoma, "Don't tell God how big your mountain is...tell the mountain how big your God is!! And from Brooklyn, NY, see the Warrior Angel above. Each card is really special in its own way and we all cherish the LOVE. We have great big arms across the miles hugging us each night. God's love has surrounded us.

I can not lie........Yesterday was tough.... A fall early morning, a knot on his head, another nap and tears. Fear hovers over the house, oxygen was brought for precautionary measures. It may never be needed but... it is here. And I know the tanks were unbearable to look at. Mason's breathing is not a struggle however; deep, deep breaths can be heard throughout the day. A headache began much earlier bringing tears and frustrations and, "Mom you are not listening" The moans and groans haunt mom; I know I can not make them vanish. I only pray for more smiles to consume his day. A mom is suppose to provide comfort. My heart is so heavy, it could explode. Already this morning the headache has been replaced by tummy pains as Mason wobbled to the bathroom. Steroids can be increased if necessary, but the side effects will also increase.

The mail lets us know we are not alone. As a card from Goshen, Indiana reads,"Valentine's Day proves one thing...a little Love can go a long way!" Thank you!! We are not alone...

Keep the love coming. Kansas has taken the lead with 19 cards. We'd love to hear from Mississipi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Washington D.C.,West Virginia, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Michigan, Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Delaware and Kentucky.

8 comments:

Amy said...

Hi Andria,
Love the news of all the Valentine's...heart wrenching to hear about Mason's struggles...and yours. But you are so brave and honest to share. My heart aches for you, for Mason's discomfort. Not too many minutes in a day go by that you and the family are not in my thoughts. I love you. I send hugs from down the street! ♥

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Kevin Curnett's Much Love and Happiness Facebook page. (Kevin is my cousin's friend.) I spend much time with my ten year old niece. Please know that I will hug her tighter and cherish each moment more because of your story. God Bless your family. (Just mailed some love from Texas!)

Sandy in Houston

Brandie said...

Our Valentine was just stamped and will go in the mailbox today!!! Andria, I think you provide him more comfort than you know. You are truly an amazing mom who gives the world to her son. An inspiration to us all. I pray for more smiles and love to consume your house today. We all love you so very much. Sending you love from Flint St.!

Anonymous said...

Yes Andria, Mom's provide comfort. But they need comfort too! Thank you for allowing a glimpse of your days through your early morning blogs. I know these early morning writings give you small comfort (why do mom's wake up at 2:30 with this need to write? Sometimes it is all that we can do to get the thoughts out!). I hope our prayers pass a tiny bit of comfort to you and your whole family. Sending you much love and prayers today, and everyday.

Anonymous said...

A mom provides comfort by her mere presence...no one else can provide that for Mason. Prayers asking God to wrap his loving arms around you and your entire family...

Anonymous said...

Where can we get a Mason flier for Chili's on February 1st. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I've sent out notes to people in Idaho, Wyoming, and Arkansas - hopefully that will light a fire under them.

-Jon

Jane Kaylor said...

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