November 8, 2012
I am thankful for two very happy healthy children.
Just the other night I read an article about sixteen year old Esther Earl, who died of thyroid cancer. Even though it’s been 2 years since Esther died, her story is still inspiring people and raising money. I finished that article with an ache in my heart and tears in my eyes. To be Esther’s parents, or all the other parents with children who develop cancer, is a role I hope to never have to play.
Here are just a few numbers to think about;
- 20% of children 6-11 years of age are obese.
- 9.4% of children currently have asthma.
- 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.
- Each year, about one out of every 15,000 children gets cancer.
I promise to cherish each and every giggle, scraped knee, tear, tantrum, food fight, hug, kiss, snuggle, and each and every, “I love you Mama” with every bit of my heart.