Thursday, December 17, 2009

You are all so wonderful!!!

I just want to thank you all for your donations, prayers and kind words. I have been amazed at all of your heartfelt messages, and many of you sharing stories of your own lost loved ones and having to cope with that. Everyone of us will lose people we love and people who are close to is just a part of life. But all I know, was that when I lost my mom, one of the greatest things for me was to know that others were aware and that they cared. In fact, just last Sunday at church, the bishop of our ward came up to me and said, "I just want you to know that I am thinking about you during this time of the year. I know it is difficult for you." I couldn't believe it. It has been 3 years since my mom has died (December 22nd) and he remembered it. It brought to me a flood of memories, but at the exact same time, an overwhelming feeling of love to know that someone remembered.

If any of you noticed, Kari's sister commented on the post and this was what she said:

"Thank you so much for being so willing to help out my sister Kari and her family. I tear up at every act of service Kari has received. She is the most amazing person and I am honored to call her my sister. You are doing a wonderful service and will be greatly blessed. Thank you again from all of us.


When I told my sister how much has been raised so far, she was very emotional. I realize Christmas is a difficult time financially for many, and it is hard to give away even more money, because usually there is not money to be given. But you have all been so selfless. I truly appreciate it and I know that Kari and her children will as well.

Some of you have asked if you could mail a check or cash. That is just fine with me, however, I don't want to put my address on my blog, so please email me and I would be happy to send you my address that way.

I will be bringing her the donation money sometime next week before Christmas. Please feel free to keep donating after Christmas if you feel inclined. I will continue to accept donations for their family through New Year's Eve.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!