What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanks to You

The fact that I have been a bad blogger lately, is not only because I am so busy these days but ALSO because every time I sit down to blog- Blogger won't let me upload any pictures!  I have been trying and trying, but to no avail.   Is anyone else having trouble like this?  Or it is just me?  We really need a new computer badly and I know this about ourselves.  Yesterday as I was working on blogging during rest time (for two pointless hours) the computer shut down five times.  Not fun.  (So maybe it is just me.)
 I guess I will just have to, as much as I hate to do it, start blogging sans pictures until Google decides to be friendly again.  Drat.  No pictures...what's a girl to do?!?  

Read on for a picture-less post.  If you can stand it.
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Within ten minutes of posting the last plea  blog post, a kind reader made a first donation to the cause.  You have NO idea how happy that little message in my inbox made me!  Then another!  And another!  I am so proud of you!  Thank you all for kindly offering a bit of yourself to build up another family in need.  You all have earned a little over $200.00 for my friends so far!  One amazing woman made a very large contribution and one amazing woman made a very small donation and both contributions pleased me exceedingly. The large donation was so generous and thoughtful and loving to give for a family of complete strangers!  And the pittance, I know, came from someone who doesn't have a lot to give but who gave non-the-less.  Reminds me of another exceptional woman.  And all of you in between~ thank you, thank you, for taking part in something that means so much to me.

I can not thank you all enough, for helping me make a difference!  I do hope that, if you haven't already, you might consider contributing to this cause.  (You can read about it here.)  I am keeping the donation box open until Christmas and will be posting irritating reminders at the end of each post- just for a last ditch effort to raise as much money for them as possible.

It did occur to me after the donations started coming in, that many donations were under the $20.00 mark, thus not qualifying for the free gift.  And that seems so unfair!  Because each one of your kind contributions means so much to me (and will mean so much to this family, once they find out what I am doing.)  So I decided I was going to hold a drawing each week for a prize for EVERYONE who contributes to my friends' worthy cause.

I picked a name from last week and drew Paula P.  so Paula~you will be getting a bar of my peppermint soap and a crocheted dishcloth from me.  Happy surprise, right?!

And for anyone who donates this week (any donation amount is eligible for drawing)~ I will make you a Sterling-silver-plated Birds Nest Necklace (like this one) with Genuine Freshwater Pearl "eggs".  You can specify how many "eggs" you want in your nest, by the way, and whether those eggs are white, pink or pale yellow. 

This Thanksgiving, I have been especially thankful for you all~ my kind visitors.  You leave your mark on me and I can't help but marvel at the encouragement and friendships that this blog has brought into my life.  (Three cheers for technology!)  It has been a hard year with lots of work and sweat and tears- and yet, you all heap grace upon me.  You have been a little (actually big) bright, cheery spot for me. 

Thank you for all the prayers and support and love you all leave behind for me to enjoy.  I do, so much, enjoy it. Even if it means nothing to you, it means a great deal to me.

You all are too good to me...
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