Friday, December 9, 2011

National Believe Day

Today is National Believe Day. Makes you want to sit down with some cocoa and watch "Miracle on 34th Street", doesn't it?  Or maybe you'd rather celebrate a different way by helping children like the Dancing Queen have a wish come true.

Every year, Macy's puts out giant Christmas mailboxes in their store. If you drop a stamped letter to Santa in the mailbox, Macy's will get it to the post office, but more importantly, Macy's will also donate $1.00 to Make A Wish.  For National Believe Day, Macy's gives $2.00 for every letter!  Just think of all the wishes Macy's can grant if we all dropped off our letters to Santa!

Not sure Make A Wish is worthy of braving the department stores on a Friday two weeks before Christmas?  Take one look at these smiles, courtesy of Make A Wish just yesterday:
Still not sure? The Dancing Queen will be starting her first infusion of Hizentra this weekend (immunoglobulin therapy otherwise known as a borrowed army that fights yucky bugs/germs).  She has been dreading it because she will need a shot in her belly.  No amount of telling her the needles are small has helped.  But last night, after she received the package from Make A Wish and was reminded of her upcoming big wish coming true, she took the discussion of the Hizentra two hour infusion much better. Make A Wish gives kids a reason to smile. And even though my girl manages to usually smile despite the hell that is her life, Make A Wish, has made those smiles bigger.  I can't imagine how big the smiles will be when her wish is actually granted.

So, on National Believe Day, won't you drop your letter to Santa at Macy's?

(This post is from the heart. No money was given to me for posting.)

You can find more of the Dancing Queen at Jodifur's Shoe Friday


  1. Hi Melonie-

    I saw your Dancing Queen's fab shoes on Jodifur's Shoe Friday, and had to come over here to tell you it was my favorite Shoe Friday ever. What a gorgeous girl you have, with such style! (I also have a 3-year old girl with itty bitty feet - she finally wears a 6.5 now!) Happiest of holidays to you and your family.

  2. Oh, I love this, and thanks for the link back!

  3. We will be adding Make a Wish to our list of places to support this holiday season.

  4. I've been thinking about you and hoping that things are relatively calm and stable in your world. I hope your Christmas was a good one! Lots of love coming your way!


Having a child with a CHD is like being given an extra sense---the true ability to appreciate life. Each breath, each hug, each meal is a blessing when you've watched your child live off a ventilator, trapped in an ICU bed, being fed through a tube. Each minute is a miracle when you've watched your child almost die and come back to you.
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