Amaya Sims's Journal
Written Jan 1, 2014 8:55am by Ron SimsThe 'fro is growing at an alarming rate....to me at least. I kept a beard as well after No Shave November. I plan on becoming a Santa next year since it is pure white. There is still time to help out St. Baldricks before the big shave in March. I wanted to get a haircut, but Brenda said I had to wait since I decided November was my start time. Http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/8040/2014
One thing we have learned is that Amaya is everywhere. In a pink flower in the backyard. When we see a dragonfly or a butterfly. When one of her favorite songs comes on the radio at the perfect time. When I buy the fuchsia shorts on sale to wear during the summer. Watching Jem or Barbie movies on TV. Smiling at a stranger, raising money for a good cause, giving hugs to friends, she is with us. Stephanie Thompson is right, she is in our hearts and will always be there. We will continue to talk about her and think about her. Amaya's life made us & so many other people better. That was one of her goals during her time here...
Christmas was somber. I was ready to leave town, but we stayed in order to have a normal day for Kai. Kai & family helped us through the rough patches. Thank you again Holly the Elf for your gifts. It was a welcome and tearful surprise. Thank you Edmarc again! We've tried to stay busy during our break. Truthfully, I've tried to keep us busy. Staying at the house isn't a favorite for me anymore. The one-year anniversary is approaching. My moms one-year anniversary was in December. That wasn't a whole lot of fun. After the big cut, I'm going to figure out my next fund-raising event. Thank you for your prayers. We are taking it day by day.
Let the 'Fro begin
Written Dec 2, 2013 5:14pm by Ron SimsHttp://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/8040/2014
Ron has decided to be involved with St. Baldrick's this year. His last haircut was the second week of November. The plan is not to get another haircut until the day of the event which is March 8, 2014. It will be hard for Ron since going without a haircut for more than 2 weeks drives Ron crazy. He says that if all these kids can deal with the issues related to cancer he can let his hair grow for a few months. Please, donate if you are able! It would be greatly appreciated! Search for Ron Sims on the website in order to donate. It was really cool seeing our friends the Mitcheltree's in the St. Baldrick's pamphlet. We are taking it day by day. Thank you for your prayers.
You're an overcomer
Written Oct 6, 2013 1:37pm by Ron Simshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8VoUYtx0kwIt's been a busy month for us. Kai started school & seems to enjoy it. I was a little worried since it would be his first time in school, but he has done a great job so far. He seems to be learning so much in & out of the classroom. Last weekend we were able to spend some time with some of our favorite people at the S.M.I.L.E. auction. Surprisingly, we came home with several items that we won at the end of the night. It was a lot of fun. Today we went to the memorial for Tommy Gosser. http://caringbridge.org/visit/tommygosser We had ice cream, played on the playground, & had a balloon release as well. I even had an orange soda in Tommy's honor. I'm not sure when was the last time I drank a soda. Before we got out of the car the song Halo by Beyonce was playing on the radio. It was one of Amaya's favorite songs. We sang the song & smiled. Whether we see our fellow cancer families once a month, once a year, or once every few years we know it will make us feel better. Some of them I've only met once, but they have a special place in my heart. So if it's the Gosser-Manning's, Hermes-Thompsons, Rivera's, Dewberry's, Hernandez-Godoy's, Kral's, Walton's, Fortunatos, Trost's, Swaim's, Norman's, Herrity's, Mitcheltree's, Fortuna's, Weeks', Ortiz's, Neary's, or families I may have forgotten, I know it will brighten my day. We may cry, but there will be more laughs than tears. I really enjoy spending time with them. We love them! Thank you for your prayers. We are taking it day by day. We think about Amaya all the time & hope we are making a difference in people's lives like she did for her short, but special time. She was an overcomer. We love you Lula/Booper!