The other day K came home from school talking about “baby Bennett” and that he had a “bo-bo” the size of an orange in his tummy. At first I was not completely sure what she was talking about, but of course I had an idea. Later on that day as I was going through her little backpack I came across a piece of paper telling me exactly who baby Bennett was and that a family from her school was affected unexpectedly by cancer. Bennett is the younger sibling of two other children who have also attended K’s school and yes, he has cancer.
You can read about him and his family here: Just 30 Days
I actually stumbled upon the blog via a Facebook post from a friend last night and then this morning K brought me another piece of paper from her back pack that gave an update on Bennett and the funds our school has already collected for him and his family. She told me again how “sweet baby Bennett” has that orange-sized “bo-bo” and that they needed LOTS of money to fix it. Before I knew it she was in her room, grabbing her Hello Kitty wallet and offering up all her money (loose change) to the cause of helping Bennett get better.
And then my heart did flip-flops at how sweet SHE was.
Tomorrow we will take some money to the school for Bennett and some of it will be her money and some it will be additional. I just love that my baby girl is being taught to give to those in need and that she is willing to give her own funds to the cause. I know she does not really understand that concept yet but it is still precious to watch a child (especially your own) give to another one that is in need.
Her giving and sweetness make me both Happy AND Proud.