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Friday, October 21, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

In honor of Adie! She asked that we carry out her memory performing random acts of kindness:

Please read below and then share via the comment area "Random Acts of Kindness" moments and as Adie said "keep doing them until I say stop"... we know that this means forever! Reading these stories will provide us with hope, love and the strength to meet each new day as Adie did, with a smile on her face and in her heart! Love James and Tammy

Below are 2 stories that inspired the thought of Random Acts of Kindness:

At Christmas time in 2009 I went to pick up a few last minute gifts by myself. The weather was terrible as the sleet and wind kept most people inside. As I was pulling into the store parking lot I notice two men out near the edge of the road with signs promoting last day Holiday sales. Neither man had a hat on and their faces were are red as my hair. I instantly starting crying and had to do something to help. I went in and bought both of them a thermal ski mask that could keep their neck, face and head warm. I walked through a huge snow drift to reach them. They seemed very startled when I tapped them on the shoulder and handed them their gift. They instantly put them on and we exchanged Merry Christmas wishes. I called James as I was driving home and I again was instantly crying. When I got home Adalin came up to me very seriously and lovingly and said, "Momma, that was a REALLY nice thing you just did".


This past summer shortly after Adalin returned home from her final trip to St. Jude she and I went shopping. The doctors had cleared her to get her iv port removed so that she could enjoy swimming. She wanted a new suit that would cover her scars. As we pulled into the parking space I noticed a gentlemen looking through the trash cans in front of us. As I was looking around the van for some extra money she asked "what was taking me so long". I pointed out the gentlemen in front of us and told her I wanted to help him. She also said she wanted to give him some of her own money. By the time I got her out of the van and in her wheel chair, the gentleman was half way across the parking lot. She asked me if I would run and push her so that we could catch up to him. As I ran, she sweetly yelled, "Sir, excuse me sir." When we reached him she handed him the money. At that moment his very tired eyes glistened, and he looked directly at her and said, "Thank you, you saved my life!".

Again - please use the comment area to share/post Random Acts of Kindness! God Bless

September 6th 2011

September 6th 2011
First Day of School

MSU Tailgate Fun - Sept 2nd - 2011

MSU Tailgate Fun - Sept 2nd - 2011
Smile says it all!!

Adalin The Celebrity - 8/25/2011

Adalin The Celebrity - 8/25/2011
Adie and Kourageous Kids partnered together to honor those who have life threating / terminal illness: This is part of a nonprofit organization The Oldham Project http://www.oldhamproject.org/. Oldham Project reaches out to children and provides them with a professional photo shoot to show off their inner and outer beauty.



Today Adie and Tammy met with Terri Shaver - Executive Director/Photographer. After Terri spent time with her she said her life has been changed since meeting Adalin, God Bless!

Adalin's Photo is an inspiration - her photo was on a billboard on S. Cedar and 496.






Please click on Picture Below

Please click on Picture Below
Adalin Rocks her photo shoot!!
Adalin's Photo Shoot Recap! She picked out 6 outfits (on her own) Labeled sandwich bags filled with jewerly and hair accessories for each outfit. Organized her makeup box (it would make Kim Kardashian proud) and hair products. She told Mom what snack and drinks to bring and took over the day at the photo shoot. It was a day of laughter, fun and beauty!

Adie and Kate

Adie and Kate
Yellow Belt Knockouts - 5/2011

August 2011

August 2011
ADIE AND PAPA MAX

New Puppy Addition

New Puppy Addition
Adalin and Angel - 3/26/2011

Karate Sisters - Adie and Kate

Karate Sisters - Adie and Kate
3/2011

A church volunteer group came to the Ronald McDonald House and painted faces and played with the kids.

Spartans - Chicago Marathon

Spartans - Chicago Marathon
MSU Woman Soccer Alumni - Samantha Cook, Cara Freeman and her brother Kevin Freeman
Special thanks to the tremendous support of Adalin's Spartan Warriors. The entire Farnum Family and Samantha and Cara painted the shirts about a month prior to the race. On Sunday, October 9th, Cara Freeman and her brother Kevin ran the Chicago Marathon in Adalin's honor. They both said "When the race got tough, thoughts of Adalin's spirit, strength and fight was all they needed to keep going!" Adie is true motivation to us all!

Adie and Mrs. Timlin - Summer Fun

Adie and Mrs. Timlin - Summer Fun
Adie received her 2nd stripe as a yellow belt!!

Questions? Call:

Tammy Farnum

517-881-7385


tammyfarnum@hotmail.com