This past summer was extraordinary in so many ways. My sister n’law, Chelsa, found out she had breast cancer and I added friend number 6 to my list, Val. I think it was a mere week after Chelsa got the news that I met Val while she, Jami and Cat all came to 435. It was almost fate. Val’s husband, Wayne, also has cancer so it was almost as though she was supposed to be here as Chelsa got her news. It was not as though we all sat and chatted about sad things….it was more the genuine feeling of girls that just love taking care of one another for no other reason than we are all in this world together.Why not do whatever we can do to make it a better place. It can be as simple as smiling at the lady next to you in the grocery, helping someone carry out their bags, or just saying hello. Helping does not have to be a huge thing. All it takes is to let someone know you care.
So when Lidia told me about the Tiny Sparrow Foundation my mind went straight to Chelsa, Val, Jami and Cat. The girls who sat at the round table on my patio table this summer smiling and laughing and just being there for one another. And I knew Lidia and I could totally brew something up to help out so many and let them know we are all in this together. Lidia suggested making a knot dress in honor of Tiny Sparrow and we at Matilda Jane suggested that the Matilda Jane Foundation donate $30 for each “Chelsa Knot Dress” we sell, and $10 for each “Claire Bear hat” we sell to the Tiny Sparrow Foundation.
The Tiny Sparrow Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing lasting memories through the beautiful art of photography to the families with children who are facing life threatening illnesses. With the help of photographers worldwide, they are able to give a beautiful album that will carry the love, joy and everlasting memory of each individual family. Please see their blog here…
So for our love for Chelsa, Val, Jami and Cat we do this for you! It may seem odd I know, but just seeing you 4 sitting at that table laughing and sharing remains in my thoughts. I know that if we here at MJC can bring that to Tiny Sparrow Foundation and help them bring the memory to so many more we’ll do whatever it takes.
The Chelsa Dress and Claire Bear Hat will be on sale at Matilda Jane Platinum while supplies last.