Friday, October 19, 2012

a family I'd like you to meet

One of my best friends, Ashlyn introduced me to Jenn Butler years ago and I knew immediately she was an amazing person!  She's a beautiful and sweet girl who loves to laugh, loves her family, she's a fabulous friend and Mother to all who know her...Jenn's life changed drastically after her husband's diagnosis in 2010, 

"Josh Butler was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease on November 11, 2010. Josh is married to a wonderful woman named Jennifer Butler and they have two beautiful children, Jeran and Jaylee. ALS is a debilitating and progressive disease without a cure. Josh has maintained his faith in God and desires nothing more than to trust in God’s plan for his life and to care for his family. Josh’s diagnosis came as a shock to him and his beautiful family."

 My uncle passed away from ALS when I was only 12 years old.  I remember it like it was yesterday...he was the "fun one".  He'd play and wrestle with all of us kids for hours.  He played the drums and we all thought he was beyond COOL!  He'd laugh with us and anytime he was around, it was FUN!  When he was diagnosed, I remember him progressing downward quickly.  He went from being able to laugh and run with us to being confined to a wheelchair barely able to talk.  I thought nothing could happen to him, like he was invincible or something and to see him so helpless, well...I still have trouble talking about it to this day.  

With medical bills piling up and working on one income, we want to support the Butler family as a community and as 
their friends and family. Josh is an amazing man whose faith in God has only grown since diagnosed with ALS. 

will be starting a Scentsy fundraiser with proceeds going to the Butler family. 

“Our lives here are but an incubation period for our destiny into how we will spend our eternity. Because in the end of our lives on Earth, we can only have one true regret, and that is not
acknowledging Him as our Lord and Savior before our time is up. We have no idea when our time will be up. So start today, and enjoy the only certainty in this life. The certainty of His love
for us. I want to leave you with a verse from Proverbs 3:6. "In all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." 

His blog is worth reading, very powerful.  Josh Butler (

To access the Josh Butler
Fundraiser, PLEASE visit:
and click on “Josh Butler

Friends of the Butler Family have also set up a donation page to help their family online,
If there is any way you can help this family, even it's by simply helping to spread the word, it would be more than appreciated.  They are such beautiful people and we want to make their lives as easy as possible so that they may focus on spending time together and raising their beautiful children, Jeran and Jaylee.  

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