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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Warning: I rambled on and on, but thanks for reading, sometimes it's hard to say actually what I want to say, my heart feels joy and pain as we continue on... in loving memory of Mason.

Not even realizing the previous blogs were titled, Laughter, and Love, today is all about Living. Fresh on my mind this morning is Giving. Which reminded me of the post Live to Give. Wow. I have to title today's blog , LIVE.

I have been constantly thinking of all the organizations we have helped and would love to help, St. Jude Research Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Head for the Cure, The Cure Starts Now, Make-a-Wish, Elves of Christmas Present, The KC Zoo, Habitat for Humanity, Harvesters, Save the Rainforest, Recycle, schools, churches, the list goes on. Live. So thankful for all these organizations and our family and friends that also have a giving heart. You have helped in ways we will never forget.

I guess as much as I would like to change the world I know we can't do it all. Also, I know in my heart, it is a way to keep Mason close. It's what my heart cries out. It feels good hearing Mason's story has touched so many people. It's doesn't have to end. I know how much Mason could have influenced the world. I can still hear his voice. It's not FAIR that he is not here. But, he is here, always in our heart. Here we are, we are listening Mason. Look what he taught us in just nine years, it does not have to end. I will always feel his presence. We all can Make a Difference. We all have our reasons to get up each day or not to.
Find a way to add love and laughter in your life, it's what living is all about. I can't explain; it comes from within. With a heart full of love and laughter, giving and living come natural.

Live, Laugh, Love has a new meaning in our lives. We can't do it all, We DO what we can, with those 3 words as our guide. Thanks for continuing to read, I hope you feel a part of Mason's journey as you Live each day. Maybe that little voice from Ally, Why did God put us here?" isn't so hard to answer. Look inside your heart, the answer is there.


Anonymous said...

Enjoy catching up with your new journey every now and then...be so very blessed....

Anonymous said...

Keep writing...we are listening

Anonymous said...

Your family is always in my thoughts and prayers.

Svetlana said...

Andria, please keep writing on what you are doing in keeping Mason's memory alive; how your family is doing; how you are doing. I know for myself I don't often leave a comment because I don't always know what to say to someone who has had such a loss in their lives. One thing for sure I check your blog, that is how I knew about the 5k in August. Thank you for letting me know Mason even if it was just through your journey of such unimaginable pain and his extraordinary strength and courage.