How Do I Even Start?
$9160. has been raised
It started with an email from Boomama.
Now, we have emailed some in the past (especially about some granola) and the fact that we have both been in Louisiana and love the same things: The Walmart and The Stein Marts being two.
This email was different.
To catch some of you up to current events, recently I had posted this, then this and then in full meltdown - this. And finally, once my brain came back into focus, I posted this.
During these posts, Boo and I exchanged emails and comments.
She had a nudge from God. She wanted to do something -and so she stepped up to God's nudge and ran with it. She had faith.
At first, we were the hesitant ones. we are the helpers- not the helped. We have not laid this on anyone because it is "our way". And God? He gently said this to us when we prayed- "Get out of MY Way, please." Let me bless you. And we did.
We have been overwhelmed and blessed beyond anything we imagined. Financially- , I think everyone has seen the fruits of that. Emotionally, we have been overwhelmed with support, peace, prayerful covering. Physically- its been a good few days for me. We'll take those when they come. As well, there have been several offers from people willing to be a living kidney donor, a quilt is being made, and most importantly the prayers of people I will never meet this side of heaven. As I told Boo several times yesterday and we talked on the phone- what a love a thon we will have in heaven.
Hundreds of you posted Shannon's "For Kelli" button on your blogs. I will never be able to find all of you and say THANK YOU. So- THANK YOU.
Susie from Bluebird Blogs is donating 20% of her business for January 11th - 21st. She does bee-u-tee-ful stuff folks. Go here for details .... THANK YOU.
All day yesterday, Boo and I kept saying over and over - What do you say? HOW do say anything more than THANK YOU. It seems so poor and inadequate. I can NEVER express what all of you have done for our family in ways I don't think we can even begin to realize
Bottom line is folks- I am speechless.
Bloggityville is a family, a community of (to quote Boomama) the most.awesomest.internets.anywhere. I'm honored to know each one of you.
And that is a place you rarely, if ever, find me.
I think this says it in ways I cannot:
Lord I wish I could praise
You with adequate words
But You leave me speechless
And I so long to sing
You the song You deserve
But it would be endless
I long to move Your heart,
to bring You something new
To tell how great You are
'till my praise to You...
Is like the ocean breeze
blowing on Your face
Like a summer sun
with its warm embrace
Like a gentle rain
plays a symphony
That's what I want my praise to be
Like a fragrant rose
in the early spring
Like an eagle soars
when it spreads its wings
You may need from me
That's what I want my praise to be to You
Psalms 115:1 everyone .... and Thank You.
Also, please - be praying for Emma Grace and Ashley They need us to stand shoulder to little shoulder with them.