Sunday, October 28, 2012
Children's Author/ Illustrator Aaron Zenz
Children's book author and illustrator Aaron Zenz and his wife Amity went to high school with me. About a month ago, Amity had surgery to relieve pressure on her spinal cord and brain. Recovery these weeks after have been rough going, complete with pain, blackouts, and intense nausea. Additionally, complications were discovered that required her to undergo a second operation on her brain. She is currently in the hospital with much pain and still without resolution of the complication.
Amity and Aaron have six children who Aaron supports with his writing and illustrating. Needless to say, this time has been more than difficult for the whole family. They can really use our prayers and encouragement. One way to encourage the Zenz family would be to visit Aaron's website aaronzenz.com and to support them by purchasing some of his very fun children's books or encouraging grandparents to do the same.
There are dozens to choose from for a wide range of ages. One very popular and funny book is Hiccupotamus about a hippo who just can't seem to get rid of his hiccups. A book Aaron illustrated that I was very happy to find is Nugget on the Flight Deck. Just right for J's navy veteran grandpa to read to him someday!
Aaron also facilitates a fun blog called Bookiewoogie where his children themselves are interviewed to review a weekly children's book. I'm sure the Zenz children would be delighted to have you check out their fun reviews and pictures.
Thank you for considering doing one of these two things to support some really precious people!