|top: c/o kiki la’rue // jacket: c/o chicwish // jeans: american eagle // boots: c/o lulu*s // bag: c/o lily&jade // scarf: gift from my mom (similar — on sale!) // watch: burberry|
On Saturday I got the devastating news that one of my high school friends lost her 13 month old baby girl to meningitis. She started showing signs of sickness in the morning, suddenly stopped breathing and was rushed to the hospital, and then passed away a few hours later. All weekend I have felt completely sick and heartbroken over the news, especially knowing that this tiny girl was completely healthy and vibrant only a matter of hours before her passing, and of course thinking of my own 13 month old baby.
I also recently heard about two sweet little boys, Carson and Beckham, who are each battling cancer. Thirteen years ago this month my sweet three year old brother, Shepard, lost his battle with brain cancer after a year of surgery, chemo, and fighting, so of course Carson and Beckham’s story hit close to home.
Both of these recent stories have not only made my heart ache for these families, but also reminded me how fragile life is, and what is really important to me in this life.
So if you do anything this holiday season, even if it isn’t to donate to these particular families, skip one shopping trip and donate what you would have spent on a new top to someone in need. Do something good. Give back. That’s what this season is all about, isn’t it? Let’s celebrate life, families, charity, and good works, and share the love of Christ.