Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with an amazing group of volunteers, an energetic group of sisters and the most cheerful and brave group of kiddos.
Kay set me up with one of her favorite little nuggets, that's a "Katie Winterism" and she has been using it a lot referring to her 1st K class- it has kinda grown on me, Kameron. I knew if Kay loved her she had to be special and I was right. Kameron was the sweetest little bug and oh so fashionable in her Sunday best. She gets it from her mom who was the gentlest, most positive and hard working momma.
Earlier this fall I helped another equally adorable artist with her piece for the show.
Sadly these aren't the only two kiddos I have known that have called the clinic at Children's Hospital, home. Our entire school was blessed several years ago by Fletcher. Fletcher was in Payne's grade and came to mean and teach his classmates so very much. Hell, Fletcher taught the parents, teachers, and principal. Two weekends ago I was cleaning out old yearbook pictures from elementary school and came across the pages we did on Fletcher. Those went in the box with the Winter family pictures. Tonight I watched a video assignment Payne had to do of his life and there was a picture of Fletcher. Such a very wise soul beyond his years and such a sphere of influence.
Art with a Heart auction is February 23rd and although I'm not positive, I bet they would love anyone to attend. I can't think of a better way to celebrate February, the month of love. I guarantee being around these kiddos will fill your heart and bless you beyond measure.
Kay, Arlene and all of the volunteers - you are my superhero, rock star and glitter princess all rolled in one. Some day I want to be you Miss Kay!
If you can't make the auction, I still have a few calendars the kiddos created at the store.
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