Wednesday, November 23, 2011

the least of these

 

 

This post is going to come from left field, but I truly need your help.

 

thankful

 

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.

 

Michael

 

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. 

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(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.

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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.

 

Christmas for Timothy

 

Then I got Lynsay’s email about Timothy.

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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.

 

 

Seriously… easy.

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.

 

 

Pretty please?

 

17 comments:

Leiah said...

Done my friend. Happy Thanksgiving to my favorite people north of the Mason Dixon!

K- floortime lite mama said...

you are awesome !
What a great idea
I will absolutely do this

Mom of M&Ms said...

I am off to vote and I will push this over to my little blog and try to help with readers there. Let's do this..

and for a dare....hmmm! can I think about that and get back to you?? hehehe

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

Done!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

robin said...

Done. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Emmy said...

As soon as I am on the regular computer will do.

Candance said...

I voted, but don't tell anyone. It might ruin my street cred.

Presley family said...

This touches my heart in a BIG way. Did you know that my sister adopted a sweet little boy from china that was very sick and they had no idea how old he was when he was left at the door step. Well, she did and I think she is amazing for it. I also think that you are awesome for doing this!
BIG HUGS my friend!!!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

This breaks my heart. I'm going to vote now.

Bethany said...

Done! That is the best one our there by far! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

stephanie said...

voted. I love this

Singedwingangel said...

VOted and about to be pimped like you have never seen..

Tamar SB said...

Voted!

Foursons said...

I'm voting!

Kelly said...

voted!
sharing on facebook...I hope!

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