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the promised post

the promised post

April 19, 2007

People have donated some amazing things.

I wish I could tell you all about them, but I can’t because I can not access my email. I can see it sitting there in the inbox, taunting me, but I can’t read any of it.

I have harassed politely requested all the talented, wonderful people I know, and some I don’t know because I am pushy like that, to donate things. So far I have not had anyone turn me down.

After a week like this one, when it is so tempting to think that the world is filled with evil people just waiting to hurt you or your children, you realize that in fact the opposite is true. People are good. Especially in this little corner of the internet.

Some of you call it God working through people. Who am I to disagree.

But I believe in people.

Posted by Chris @ 10:55 pm  

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  1. leatitia says:

    Thank you for telling us about Heather. It is really amazing what we can do when people stick together. Truly unbelievable.

  2. Beth F. says:

    Thank you for doing what you are doing. This little land of Bloggers is a great place to be.

  3. Jurgen Nation says:

    Chris, I am happy to give. I love what you’re doing.

  4. Carola says:

    This is a great initiative…and as you say, it is good to know that not everything is rotten in this world…what happened this week in Virginia Tech got me shaking in horror, and I can’t recover…even though I am very far from where it happened near the “end of the world”, in a little country that -appart from dealing with a very cruel dictator in the past- it is more or less not affected by the atrocities I read on the world press.
    I haven’t donated yet, but I will. Thanks again for letting us be part of it.

  5. Carolynn says:

    I was totally amazed at what this family has had to go through over the past few years, as if what has happened to Emma isn’t enough, Heather has been dealt yet another blow. This is some test of faith, I would find this daunting. I have been having Chemo myself now for 15 years on weekly cycles for 10 of those of one drug and 6 weekly cycles for the full 15 of another. But to have to go through the ordeal she had to during her pregnancy with Emma and the first 12 months or so of her life. I myself work in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, in fact the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, and I know and understand the traumas these parents go through daily with their young preterm infants however small they are. We also have infants who are delivered early fo Mums to start their own Chemo for one reason or another. Sometimes life really does put unfare hurdles in front of people. I really admire these people for dealing with the challeneges they are dealt and for keeping their faith throughout the ordeals, that must be so very hard.

    CJ xxx

  6. Katie says:

    And I just thought you didn’t like what I was donating. *winks* Hope your email is working again very soon!

  7. Tuesday says:

    I believe in people too.

  8. Brandi says:

    I don’t have much faith in organized religon anymore but this story and movement, if you will, moved me.

    I just donated, I’m sorry it’s late but I hope that wont matter.

    I wish Heather well and I hope she is in the 5% that cancer can’t keep a hold on.

    Congrats on this: http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/categories/12

    Sorry, don’t know how to do HTML

  9. Tonja says:

    Oddly enough, I just got a prayer request in my inbox this morning… a very nice woman from our church had a seizer at home last night, they took her to the ER… she has a grape size tumor in the front lobe of her brain.

    What the heck is going on? This is the 4th woman in the past couple months that I know of, who has been diagnosed with this. What is causing this? It’s very scary!

    Bless you for helping out with Heather!

  10. Tonja says:

    seizure… yes, I do know how to spell.

  11. Holly Smith says:

    What a hoot you are! I nearly did the same as you when I read your post!

    Thanks for the morning laugh. Your post about people’s comments spurred me to call my friend in East Texas. Thanks! I’m glad I did. We gabbed for an hour to do a little catching up.

    What a blessing you Moms are!
    Have a great Friday…
    Holly Smith
    Colorado

    PS It’s pretty here, too!! Yeah!!!

  12. Holly Smith says:

    OK, so I meant to comment on the pogo ball…Sorry, still drinking my morning coffee!

  13. The Wooden Porch says:

    Thank you for using your blog for good. It makes me really like you all the more and I already really like you. (in a non-creepy way)

  14. Y says:

    I think it’s wonderful what you and others are doing for Heather.

    (Should I be insulted that you did not ask me for anything? Because does that mean I’m not talented and wonderful?)

    But seriously, I love when people come together to do good things like this.

  15. Michele says:

    You are awesome to do this for someone you don’t even know. Basically I thought to myself that if I was going thru something similar I would want someone to help me and my family too. It was a no brainer.

    You Rock.