Below is a picture of Leah dressed up as Sarah Hale for the third grade wax museum at her school. She researched and wrote a speech that she recited as the "museum guests" came around to visit the different "wax figures."
I was not familiar with Sarah Hale until Leah began researching her. After learning about her, I am not surprised that Leah chose her. Sarah Hale is known for making Thanksgiving a national holiday. This was not an easy task. At a time when our country was divided, she became passionate about the necessity of Thanksgiving becoming a national holiday - a day for the country to look beyond trouble or hardship and remember all that we have to be thankful for.
Sarah was persistent. She wrote articles and letters to governors and the president pleading her case for Thanksgiving. The fifth president she wrote to finally said yes. After pursuing this dream for 36 years, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring a national day for Thanksgiving.
Leah is most definitely persistent and passionate. When she gets an idea in her head, she goes after it. She does not stop until the possibility of her idea has been fully considered. I love that about her.
We can learn so much from our children. Just like Leah, we want to be persistent in pursuit of our dream to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. We want Leah to have a full life ahead of her to pursue her dreams. We won't give up our fight until a cure is found.
Will you join us?
Please consider supporting us in our pursuit. Here is how you can help:
Thank you for your support!
An event that has become so special to us, a tradition for our family, is coming up quickly. We will once again be walking in the Joliet Great Strides walk to help raise awareness and crucial funds to support finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and our little lady, Leah!
We want to invite you to support our team. Here is how you can help:
When You don't move mountains I'm needing You to move
When You don't part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don't give the answers as I cry out to you
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!
Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There's not a day ahead You have not seen
So, in all things be my life and breath
I want what You want Lord and nothing less
You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation; the rock on which I stand
Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There's not a place where I'll go, You've not already stood
I will trust in You!
This life can have intense ups and downs. I imagine pretty much all of you can relate. When there is nothing else you can do, cry out to the one who is worthy of our trust. Let God be your strength and comfort!
Thank you for standing by us through it all. You mean the world to us!
We are truly blessed. We want this to be a place we can share updates on how Leah is doing with her CF. As well as a place to share our hopes, dreams, and prayer requests. Thank you for loving and supporting Leah as she fights everyday to add more tomorrows.