See if you can follow this train of thought...
Today in church we sang "Children of the Heavenly Father." I have always loved this song, but now it holds a special place in my heart because it makes me think of the student I lost this summer because of a brain aneurysm. Malauri's favorite song for chapel? Children of the Heavenly Father. Now I know she is with our Heavenly Father and Heaven seems more like home because she is there. However, the reason this song was her favorite is because it contained one of her favorite words...bosom. Yep! I said it, "bosom." My children and I now sing the word "bosom" so loud, in memory of Malauri, that people sitting in front of us turn around and look at us. We try to look very innocent and look at the people behind us.
Are you still with me? Thinking of Anne Shirley and bosom friends made me think of bosoms. It is time for me to make an appointment to get my mammogram and maybe even save my life. I have friends and family members who have struggled with breast cancer. My mother and one of my sisters have had to deal with it. Two of my friends are finishing up chemo and reconstructive surgery. I have a friend whose husband had breast cancer and survived. Because of our awareness and our ability to talk openly about breast cancer more and more people's lives are being saved. On going research and awareness has helped us battle not only breast cancer but other kinds of cancer as well.
Carson Dellosa wants you to know that this year alone 226,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed. They are donating $1 from every online purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, up to a maximum of $10,000. This includes your purchases from carsondellosa.com and the Learning Spot™ Library. I want to help them reach their goal!
Click on the above link and go check out what they have to offer. If you've been teaching as long as I have you know that they create products that make our jobs easier and more fun! I'd like to get something for one of my followers to help Carson-Dellosa help fight bosom's enemy.
If you followed that train this far...WOW!