Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Girls will be girls...

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting the darling miss Aubri. Aubri and I go to the same church and she is as sweet and genuine as they come. What a peach! Aubri is currently a patient at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She is only 16 and has a rare form of stomach cancer but you wouldn't know that anything is the matter if you encountered her bubbly optimistic personality and her upbeat attitude towards life.  You can read more about Aubri's story HERE to get to know her a little better.

A friend of mine sent me an email a few weeks ago asking if I would be willing to come play beauty shop at a hospital for  a sweet young friend of his. I was so flattered and excited for the invite so we started making plans right away. After a few emails it seemed our two hospitalized friends had so much in common I just had to ask if his friend's name was Aubri and you can bet your britches it WAS. (my excitement multiplies by a bajillion!) "What a small world!" we both agree.

So the day arrives for play time and I decided last minute to pick up one of Aubri's closest friends Katie to accompany me to make the surprise even more exciting. We brought her lot's of goodies including jewelry,  a hat and of course some Whippy Cake to make her feel cute and stylish throughout her stay. We also loaded up on craft supplies and magazines from my studio so she could have something to keep her busy. Aubri is an artist! My favorite part was makeover time. Aubri let me do her hair and makeup and it felt just like a slumber party minus the pillow fight. We finished up just in time for her to head down to get a CT. I'm so happy she let me come visit and that she could influence me for the better and remind me to have the same vim and viger for life as she does and of course to be grateful for my health and blessings. It's always humbling when a 16 year old has a better grasp on life and love than I do. I feel very blessed to know her.

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As you can guess her stay at the hospital will be ongoing which means she's BORED people! Please feel encouraged to stop by her Facebook page and say hello or you can email and visit her as well. Anything to distract her from the long days is greatly desirable. You can also contribute to her family by making a donation HERE to help pay for gas to and from the hospital and of course other hospital expenses. Most importantly thoughts and prayers are needed the most!

I wish you all had the opportunity and pleasure to meet miss Aubri. She would surely change your life as well. I'm just hoping she invites me back again soon so we can giggle and play some more soon!
 
ps. I totally cannot take any credit. This was  100% Steven Carbonneau's idea.

16 comments:

Amy Henderson said...

Looking good girls! xo

CASABrasi said...

How sweet you are!

Stephanie said...

I'm sitting here reading this and my daughter is shouting, "Mom, Pillow Pet, Pillow Pet!" Needless to say she's been asking for that lady bug Pillow Pet for quite a while now. It's been on my Christmas list for her!
Glad to see you guys got to glam it up there.

Kari said...

You continue to blow me away with your thoughtful generosity and spirit of giving ... a true inspiration!! Aubri looks gorgeous!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Aww what a great thing.

SpencerandChelseaCoon said...

awww miss katie coon is my sweet little cousin! You are doing such great things...thanks for being inspiring.

Trisha said...

You blow me away with how big your heart is! This is such a great post! You are so inspiring!

Heather said...

Thank you for all you do your so inspiring!

Jenifer said...

What a surprise to see the lovely miss Aubri on your site! She deserves every little bit of this and more! (Her mom and dad any my hubby work together.) Thank you, Thank you for doing this Becki!!!

Nicole said...

That is so awesome that you did that :)

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Beautiful.
Her.
You.
Your act of kindness.
XOXO

Ashley said...

How fun! That is so so sweet!

Skye Johansen said...

Great job Becki! How fun for her and obviously you!

Whitney said...

Thanks for sharing! It's so touching to see people who are able to approach such challenges in life with a smile on their face. What a good reminder to really appreciate the blessings life has to offer!

Barnes Blog said...

I love you Becki! I miss you and your awesomeness. I wish I had you as my personal stylist everyday.

I love you!

Cami D. said...

Becki you are the BEST and she LOVE LOVE LOVED it!!