My name is Melissa Garcia and my daughter has Ankylosing Spondylitis……….
My daughter Taylor was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in March 2013. She is just 17 years old. Ankylosing Spondylitis is a genetic brittle spine and joint disease that her father also has. As a mom it can be difficult to see your child in constant pain. She has good days and she has bad days. So far she is still able to attend school although lately she has been missing more and more days.
One thing that always makes her smile is crafting. It’s one of the things that she enjoys most whether is duct tape, scrapbooking, making cards, friendship bracelets etc. This week we sat down and talked about the shutins at church and how it must be lonely to not be able to get out and about. We talked about how lucky we are that she is still able to do some of the things that she loves and how nice it would be if we might be able to brighten their day just a little.
So we decided to pull out our favorite pink cheetah designed Fiskars scissors and make some cards to be able to send through our ladies bible study ministry. We thought how awesome it would be to get a hand made card in the mail instead of a store bought card.
Supplies we used:
- Fiskars Scissors
- Stamping Markers
Crafting with kids can often be soothing. When you have a child in pain they can often regress and shut themselves out. They may lay around and not want to get up out of bed because the pain is too much. Encouraging your child to do something they love can not only be encouraging but motivating for them. Even if your child can’t physically get out of bed, giving them activities to do like crafting can stimulate them and is good for their emotional well being.
Thanks Fiskars for helping me bring a smile to my child’s face today!
Melissa Garcia is the owner of ConsumerQueen.com and MyRoyalKitchen.com. Melissa is a savings specialist and consumer advocate. She has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, All You Magazine, Wall Street Journal , The Today Show and more. Melissa offers brand consulting, Twitter Parties as well as many other services.