I wanted to take a moment and update my dear friends on a previous blog that I posted about beginning a scholarship in memory of Michael. Michael died from child abuse at age 20 months. His short life had a very profound impact on my and my son's life. I consider him to be an angel and will never forget him. I spent time this summer getting the paperwork, etc together so that I could present my idea to his family, hoping to get their blessing. This was not the case at all. Michael's family would prefer not to have a scholarship in his memory. They stated that it would be too painful and they have moved on with their lives and prefer not to dwell on the past.
I feel terrible that I have caused this family to relive such a painful time. I have certainly learned a lesson from this painful experience. I need to be more considerate of other's feelings as I give. I'm grateful for this lesson. I am on my 21st round of giving and still learning and growing.
May you all be blessed today as we join together to make the world a better place one gift at a time. Love to all!