I know what you are thinking.
You are wondering why the girl who throws stuffed animals, barbies, G.I. Joes, glasses, and shoes on her Christmas tree is posting about a Grammy Themed Christmas tree – one that is color coordinated with not a stuffed animal in sight.
A few months back, Dana & Nancy from Forest Home Media in Nashville contacted me. They wanted me to decorate a tree in the theme of a child’s wish – a child that is braver than I ever could be, fighting for their life. Afterwards, the tree would be auctioned off and proceeds would go to Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee.
My first thoughts were:
Me? You really want me? Have you seen my Christmas decor? Nothing matches, nothing is themed, its just all a big hot mess that somehow works for us.
But I said yes. Because it was for an amazing cause.
And I started acting like the little engine that could, “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.”
When Dana sent the email with the list of kids and their wishes, I knew I could.
One of the kids was a girl.
An 18 year old named Lauren, who has Cystic Fibrosis and her wish is to go to the Grammys. She loves music and playing the guitar.
And if there is anything I love as much as decorating, its music – and little girls like Lauren who are braver than I’ll ever be.