I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The week has been filled with goodness, laughter and lots of smiles and bittersweet memories for the Morgen family.
Working for a charity, this time of year really drives home how important giving is. Without the help of generous donors, many of the families I work with would have had very few reasons to smile this week. Having a critical child is never easy. Having one during the holidays can be so much more difficult, particularly for the siblings who are unable to spend the holiday together. It has been a true blessing getting to watch the community pull together to help bring smiles to those facing truly stressful and frightening times.
Likewise, it has been a true blessing to see the community come together in support of my six year old nephew, Aloshua. Our family has been blessed for the last six years with some truly amazing people in our lives helping us watch over Aloshua, and this week has just been one reminder after another of how very lucky we are to have him and to have each and every one of his doctors, nurses, therapists, medical providers, friends, supporters, and extended family members. He may be struggling medically with overwhelming obstacles, but he never lacks a reason to smile or laugh. My family cannot say enough how much that means to us.
So thank you to everyone who has done for others this holiday season. It is people like you who make this world and this time of year truly special.
I hope your holiday season has been as full of joy and beauty as ours has!