This post is going to come from left field, but I truly need your help.
On a day that celebrates thankfulness with a national display of gluttony followed by a marathon shopping spree…
I couldn’t get Michael out of my head.
Nearly two months ago, a friend who is serving God in China wrote about his last day:
All I could feel was relief and overwhelming joy that at 12:12pm on September 28th Michael was finally happy and whole, and that while we were left with a broken heart, his was completely healed.
It was heartbreaking being helpless. I know – I felt the same way when we said goodbye to my sister’s Gracie.
And while Michael and Gracie are celebrating Thanksgiving in Heaven, there are other babies with desperately sick hearts that need help.
Bill and Lynsay are our friends in real life.
(I have no idea what was so funny, but I’m cheesy like that. A lot. Sorry)
They run the Morningstar Foundation, caring for babies who need a miracle.
We kind of like miracles around here.
Babies like Timothy need a miracle. So tiny and malnourished that they don’t know how old he is.
And in a totally random way, two emails sort of collided and I wondered if it would work?
After all the fun of the Tiny Prints Christmas card giveaway, they sent an email encouraging bloggers to join their Talent Search. They gave us a choice of a few card layouts, and I cracked up at my boy-about-to-break-Momma’s-camera shot all over again.
Then I got Lynsay’s email about Timothy.
Here’s where the random collision and YOU come in:
The prize is $1000.
A thousand dollars can make a difference for a Michael or a Timothy.
And I am normally not crazy at all about voting contests. I don’t have a big blog with a bajillion readers. I don’t normally stand a snowball’s chance in a greeting card contest (painful pun totally intended).
But I do have blog friends who care - and I refuse to underestimate you :)
For Timothy and other sick babies an ocean away… I am willing to beg and plead and even take a few dares to earn your vote.
You vote. Itty Bit’s mug wins. Morningstar Foundation gets the prize.
Go here and simply click “vote” for Itty Bit.
I can’t think of a better way to show gratitude today – let’s make a difference for them.