After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tingly Toes

For several years now I've wanted to do something like this. Ever since I rushed to Seattle to help a friend who suddenly found herself there with a very sick baby. I remember taking leftovers, canned peaches, children's books, a blanket, and a few baby carriers.

And before I left I had watched her snuggle her little boy in a mei tai for the first time. He seem suddenly so comfortable and she was in awe of how wonderful such a simple piece of fabric could be. Despite all the tubes trailing about and the nurses poking and prodding and the alarms going off, that baby boy was where he needed to be and his mama had him where she needed him. For that moment they both seemed oblivious to their surroundings.

That was where the seed was planted with me. And now Susan has watered it by starting a lending library to help families "wear cancer out." Childhood cancer seems so unfair, so mean, so uncontrollable. But even if we can't make it all better in an instant, sometimes just making life more comfortable and easier for the family can make a huge difference. Many of us have experienced the joy and benefits of babywearing in our happy, healthy family. Imagine what it can do for a family who has been jolted by the reality of fighting a childhood cancer.

Come help. Check out the website and become a fan on Facebook. Donate to the cause. It's a great one. Spread the word and help us wear cancer out.

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