Colton Steinhorst's Journal
Written Dec 19, 2013 10:47amTo all of our friends and family. During this time it is hard for a lot of people, I will rely on you to help me through. My friends and family are what see me through each and every day. Colton lives on in our hearts and in our smiles. I remember all the amazing times he blessed us all with. I want to remind all of you that the holidays are not about gifts, its about giving the joy of love, peace and happiness. Spending time celebrating with your family. Making memories to last a lifetime. Please hold every minute you have with the ones you love. I will not let Colton's amazing spirit die. It lives on in our foundation to help other kids who are battling. It lives on in Colton's Cure foundation. Please remember those who may have a difficult time this holiday and stop by with a flower to spread some love. You never know the happiness you mat provide!! Love to all Tara
Help spread the word!
Written Oct 25, 2013 2:53pmHello everyone! I have a favor to ask from each and every one of you. My friend Bridget, Colton's God Mother, is helping with our fight against childhood cancer and has recently teamed up with an organization called CURE KY Kids. If everyone could take one moment to go "like" their page it would mean a lot.
This organization, along with Bridget (and let's not forget not Alyssa!), are helping to spread awareness and their first project is to bring a childhood cancer license plate into the great state of Kentucky.
If you are a Kentucky resident, or know someone who is, please share this website. You can go online, sign the petition (they need 900 signatures to make it happen) and secure your license plate for $25.
Thank you everyone! ~ Tara
Written Oct 22, 2013 9:24amThank you to all that support us!! The family is doing good as we go through this time! But please choose words differently when you speak. It really does break someones heart when you say this!
Thanks to my great friend Amanda Harbin Bartlett I can use these words today!!
In this world of childhood cancer, you encounter a lot of things...you learn what makes you tick, what phrases make you want to punch people in the throat and how to word things so you don't sound like a depressed person all the time. You learn that what others might see as a "small" miracle, you see as God, Himself, parting the red sea! You learn to find the good in every situation and celebrate the small things! You learn to tolerate people who don't know what they are talking about.
I have learned that I HATE (and yes, I am using the word HATE) the phrase "lost his/her battle with cancer"...these kids don't lose, they receive Eternity with the Father. I just hate the way it sounds...like they didn't fight hard enough or that it was in their control, and they lost- NO. Don't ever say this to me- ever. I just might reach over, out of nowhere, and punch you in the throat. There are many other phrases you can use, when talking to me, don't use that one or use it at your own risk.
MY SON DID NOT LOSE HIS FIGHT, HE DIDNT FIGHT A GOOD FIGHT, HE WAS CALLED HOME BY GOD TO BE AN ANGEL IN HEAVEN. HE WAS NEEDED UP IN HEAVEN, HE WILL WATCH OVER US ALL WITH HIS GREAT BIG SMILE!!