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Prayers for Precious Charlotte Robson

Monday, August 6, 2018

Hello friends :)

I hope this finds you having a great start to your week:)

I have to be honest with you....life has been HARD the last couple of weeks.
Personally, there are some things going on in my family that have been so very difficult. 
I don't mean to be vague at all...I promise to share more soon- I just have to find the mental energy to write that post :) 

And then last week, I received absolutely devastating news that one of my dear friend's daughter had been diagnosed with a rare, incurable and terminal disease. 

Many of you follow April's blog, Smidge of This and also follow her on Instagram. If you know April personally, you can attest to what an absolutely STUNNING, classy, kind and funny woman she is. She is the absolute BEST mom (she puts me to shame- she is SO patient and sweet!) and a devoted wife. She is just one of those people you could talk to for hours and I have felt so grateful to become friends with her, first through emailing back and forth and now in real life! 

My heart was crushed and has remained broken since finding out the news about precious Charlotte's diagnosis of Leukodstrophy. As a mother, while I have NO idea what April is going through, I can FEEL her pain- because us mamas just KNOW. We all would do anything for our children and to be faced with the unimaginable...well there are really no words for it.
I know not very many people read my blog, but those of you that do- are the sweetest women with the biggest hearts. And I know all of you are reading this (or when reading April's post on IG last Friday) are thinking-- I want to help her! How can I help?!?!

April has an INCREDIBLE network of angel friends in Charlotte who have banded together and literally taken care of SO many things for the Robson family. They really are an amazing group of ladies- a true testament to what real friendship looks like.

They have gathered up a few ways that we can all help April and her precious family.

First, April and Ian covet your prayers more than anything right now. 
April shared on her IG stories yesterday, they have a big appointment today where there is some important testing being done- so if you could pray specifically for positive results, as well as April and Ian to feel strength and comfort as they go through a hard, long stressful day of testing- I know they would be SO appreciative.
Also, ongoing prayers for Charlotte, April, Ian, their precious daughter Camille and their baby boy Lochlan as they navigate this journey of many unknowns are needed.

If you feel led to give financially,  a Go Fund Me page has been set up for them.
 This will help with all of the medical expenses that are not covered by their insurance- which will be EXTENSIVE.
Any amount that you feel you can give will absolutely make a difference and would be SO helpful.

An Amazon Wish List, you can find it here: http://a.co/7f2ZtWR , has been set up for ongoing items they need. There are several different options of gift cards on their wish list- if you want to treat them to a meal or some coffee at Starbucks!

**Some people are having trouble with getting the packages sent to the Robson's. 
Christina from North Carolina Charm put these easy directions on her blog to make sure you know your are doing it right!**

Step 1: Select Item from Wish List


Step 2: Add Item to Cart & Proceed to Checkout


Step 3: Select Robson Family (hidden) Address for Shipping



I know one of the ways I love helping out a friend is to bring them a meal. Cooking is the last thing on someone's mind when they have million other things to worry about. You can purchase a Postmates gift card for the Robson family- and they will be able to use that to get a hot meal delivered right to their door! Please use the email: robsonfamilyhelp@gmail.com when purchasing the gift card.
Here's the link to Postmates: https://postmates.com/feed
They live in Charlotte, NC- so just plug that in the search bar!

And finally if you are local to Charlotte, this Tuesday, April's amazing friends have set up a carwash fundraiser. They will also be selling lemonade and cookies- and there is a park right by the carwash- so your kids can play while your car gets washed!
Please email me (fullhandsfullheart08@gmail.com) and I will get you in touch with the person to schedule your car wash appointment!!
I wanted to leave you with this bible verse from Corinthians 4:9-10:
"We are perplexed, but not driven to despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

I believe with my whole heart, when the cross is heavy, God is ALWAYS present, giving strength to endure what seems impossible.
Hanging onto this truth for my precious friend and her beautiful daughter.

I hope you have a beautiful Monday!

Linking up with HeatherJohannah and Lindsey :)

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this sad news and inviting us into the prayer effort.

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  2. Thanks for all the details on how we can help! April and her family have been on my mind constantly. You're right, as a mom, my heart is just broken for them. I just can't shake their story so I'll be praying hard for them.

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  3. When I saw April's IG post about this last week my heart sank. As a parent I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through. Lots of prayers being sent to them. And what a great group of friends they have in the Charlotte area. You are all amazing!!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this. April and her family have been on my heart since I read her post on Instagram. While I, myself am not a blogger, I love following other mothers and it is easy to see what kind of wonderful person April is. My heart breaks for her. Like you said, while I can’t eben imagine, as another you just know. I was itching to help and now know how so thank you! Praying very hard for her!

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  5. My heart broke for April and her family when I saw her instagram post. Praying for sweet Charlotte and her family. And also praying for you, friend! I am so happy you are blogging again! Love reading!!

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  6. I hope all is ok for your family, and that whatever is weighing on your heart will be resolved in God's way and in His timing. Like so many, I was heartbroken when I saw April's post on Instagram. Thanks for rounding up some ways for us to help.

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  7. Oh my heart breaks for April and her family. Praying for you too Mama! Thank you for letting us know how we can help them!

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  8. My heart has been so heavy since hearing this devastating news. Been praying for that sweet girl nonstop <3

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  9. Oh my goodness; I just can not even imagine. Of course we'll pray for the whole family.

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  10. Thank you for sharing all of the ways we can help support April & her family. I have been praying constantly since seeing the news on Friday. Just so heartbreaking.

    I hope all is okay with your family, Justine! Please let me know if i can do anything for you!

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  11. Just donated and I’m keeping them all in my prayers!! Thank you for sharing this!

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