Sunday, December 13, 2009

Target... you make him smile

The other day the kids and I were shopping at Target and I spotted a bargain. It was this Awesome Cicro toy. It was originally 30 bucks and was marked down to $13.97!!!! I wasn't sure if it was going to be a Christmas present or what BUT like Jason always says, I am a sucker for a good sale. So, I scooped it up. Collin LOVED on it while he sat in the cart. Then I left it in my van. Today after we got home from church it was apparent that Collin was in pain. Maybe it was his sweet little arthritic bones, maybe his nervous system, I just don't know. I wasn't sure what to do. Then it hit me. I have that awesome buy from Target just sitting in my van. I opened it up and he was so EXCITED. He watched me put every piece together. After I was done he was beyond excited!!! I think his smile says it all. This sweet little toy entertained him and cheered him up all afternoon. Just another reason why I love Target!

It is with a broken heart that I tell you that another sweet TTD child has earned their angel wings. Andrea lived and battle with Trichothiodystrophy for nine years. What a brave and amazing little girl! Please keep her family in your prayers.

Tonight when I have to wake up with my little boy in pain and give him meds., I will be grateful. Collin has made it longer than so many other TTD children. Each day, no matter how hard it is, is a gift.


Kristi said...

What a sweet smile, and I love his dashing sweater vest too! :)

Poppie said...

You got my tears going!

Ben and Janet Dutton Family said...

Presley Family,

I was so excited to find your blog. I have been trying to find Jason for awhile now. I was his missionary companion in JipiJapa, and I would love to connect. You have a great family, and your boy seems to have so much courage. Thanks for sharing. My email is and I would love to hear from Jason.


Ben Dutton

Charlotta-love said...

I love those toys! Collin is amazing.