February 17, 2014

Dedicated To A Very Special Boy - Colin

 This is my second post today, if you missed out on my written card tutorial "XOXO" go HERE
If you missed out on Saturday's Sneak Peak, go HERE

Hello Again!
I generally don't do two posts in one day but today is different, while visiting blogs today, Vicky over at "Crafting Vicky"
had written a post about a young boy whom she learned about on FB, his name is Colin, this is his story written by his mom...

 I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin's disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don't like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn't a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day.

Jennifer Cunningham also wrote:

"If you can see someone with challenges, like someone with crutches or wheelchair, you know you need to open the door for them. But if someone is acting differently, you may not know they have challenges that you may not understand.

 Now how true is that!!!  Being a mom with a child with a disabilities and seeing different behaviors not understood by others, my heart goes out to this boy.
What they have done in the school for Michael to make everyone aware of Autism is heartwarming as they would gather the whole grade together and talk about Michael's mannerisms, the way he talks etc.. also they put Michael in with different students every year so that everyone could get to know him. I know I am truly blessed for there has never been a major negative episode, Michael is loved by all students and they go out of their way to take care of him.
Now you could understand why this has effected me so much to think that Colin suffers the way he does and therefore his mother suffers along with him.

I wanted to be one of the millions, yes millions that send Colin a card for his birthday  and I just finished making this one:

Here is what the inside looks like before I personalized it:

I sure hope my card along with many others will send lots of chuckles and sweet warm smiles to Colin, I am entering this card into:

You have until Friday February 28th at noon CST to enter this challenge. 
 They suggest that you consider sending your card(s) to one of their 8 children's hospitals which I will do in the future but it is an option.

Link up by  March 1st  (Saturday)

If you would like to join in on millions send your card to:

PO box 756
Richland, MI 49083-0756

Colin's Birthday is March 9th

 Be Blessed and have a great day!


Crafting Vicky said...

I'm soooo happy that you are participating in this!!! It's such a good cause and I really hope that it will bring a smile and warmth to Colin and to his mom!!!

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable, Naomi!! I saw Colin's story on FB and it just broke my heart. He will adore this card!! It's so whimsical and fun and just perfect!! You are so sweet to send this to him!! I hope to find time to make one for him, too!! Have a great day my dear friend :)

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McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Naomi,
Kevin xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I have been following Colin's page! I love love love this! LOVING that froggy! So CUTEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Karen said...

What a lovely card for an even lovelier child! My nephew is autistic and his 'quirks' certainly made him stand out all throughout his school years. Lots of heartache that nearly broke me! Glory be to God for His strength! This card will send the most beautiful sparkle to his (and his mom's) heart! Marvelous work as always, my sweet and talented friend. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

yyam said...

Awww....this is super cute!

Anonymous said...

What a sad story. I know it touched you as it did me. Fabulous card you're sending him. I'm going to make one too. My disability was shyness and still is. Doesn't compare to this, though.

Anonymous said...

What a sad story. I know it touched you as it did me. Fabulous card you're sending him. I'm going to make one too. My disability was shyness and still is. Doesn't compare to this, though.

Karon said...

Fabulous card, Naomi. Love that frog!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wonderful card for a special little boy. I'll try to get in on this as well.


Migdalia said...

Totally cute & Super fun!!!
This is awesome!!!Colin will LOVE it! I do!
I will be sending him one of my Batman cards!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Karen Hasheck said...

I saw this because I am the owner of Send a Smile 4 Kids and I am sending a card to Colin too. So thanks for sharing!

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