Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Chance to Help and I've Been Hugged!

Book giveaway here.

There is a wonderful thing happening over at Boomama's today. Today, April 25, is World Malaria Day. Every year 750,000 children die from malaria, a mosquito spread disease. 750,000! It's hard to even fathom that here in North America. And through the Bite Back campaign, people can give a one-time donation of $10 and provide a mosquito net for a child or a family, who otherwise would have no protection from this completely preventable disease. That $10 will also provide education and treatment for people who are already sick with malaria. Over at Boomama's they are trying to get 50 nets pledged in 50 hours. So go, click on over to Boomama's and get all the information to help save a child's life. It's such a small amount to help with such life saving thing.


Yesterday I answered the door to the postman who handed me a package. I love to get packages in the mail, don't you? It was adorable burp cloths I had ordered from Barb. Now, no, I am not making an announcement. One doctor would be in very big trouble if that happened. I ordered them for a lady in church having a baby. So just get that thought out of your minds. Anyway. Look how cute they come.

I'm telling you, it took everything in me not to rip that pretty little ribbon off to spread out those burp cloths and just ooh and aah. Barb does such beautiful work, I can hardly wait to give these to that special mom. These will definitely be a staple in a any baby gifts I'll be giving. And if you didn't know, Barb is a having a monkey invasion over at her house. One of those little guys will be making their way to Canada very soon I tell you.

And Barb, being my sweet friend that she is, tucked in a couple little extra things for me that she's been meaning to send since I broke my hand but life happened at her house. And she still sent them. What a sweet friend. Take a look what she sent me. Four packs so now I can make a huuuuge pot of this.

Now if you know Barb at all you would totally be smiling because who else would tie a pretty tulle ribbon around four packets of stew seasoning. Really, who else would think to send such a creative gifts as stew packets to a friend who has broken her hand, to help her out when you live so far apart. Well, her sister Bev did, too. Sisterly minds think alike. Their momma raised them good. So my guys are doing the happy dance at the thought of all this mouth watering stew that will be coming their way.

And just to make sure I stayed close to the Lord during this time she sent me this lovely Beth Moore prayer book/devotional. What a blessing as I know this particular devotional has really touched Barb's heart. Thank you so much Barb for your lovely package.

And to Bev for the stew packets. And to everyone who emailed me, prayed for me and sent me cards, thank you, thank you, thank you. I want you to know that my heart was totally touched and I am humbled that I have met such gracious, kind and loving people through this thing called blogging. I really felt like I had been hugged by the Lord.

And now that I have tears in my eyes, can I just end this post by telling you IT. IS. SNOWING. AGAIN!


Donnetta (momrn2) said...

I have that same Beth Moore devotional book. You will thoroughly enjoy it!!

And I know you are a friend and nice and share and all... but please keep that snow to yourself! :-)

Faith said...

As long as that snow stays out there and doesn't make its way to the East coast of NYS!
Those burp cloths are adorable!!!

annie said...

That is so sweet! I'm glad you got hugged today!

Org Junkie said...

Seriously those two are just too sweet! Enjoy your stew, oh and your weekend too :)

Barb said...

No way! It is NOT snowing again there. Good grief.

You mentioned a while back that you couldn't get that stew mix where you live. So when I read about your poor hand, I knew I had to send you some because it's just so easy to make and so good.

Then things went nuts around here, at my place. Again. LOL

So your burp cloth order was the perfect opportunity to send you the things I meant to send several weeks earlier.

And there's one monkey in this house with your name on it. He doesn't have a face or a tail yet, but I'm sewing his behind up! So I'm getting there. One half monkey down, fifteen whole monkeys to go.

I'm crazy. :-)

Linda said...

Very cute stuff.

Sandra said...

What a wonderful package, you know you deserve all of that and more :)

So glad your hand is feeling better.


Kelsey Smith said...

I saw this on her blog I love compassion and gave enough money for a few kids to get nets!

Anonymous said...

We haven't had snow now for a couple of weeks. Hopefully we've had the last now.

I really must look into Beth Moore's stuff, I keep hearing all about her.

Shalee said...

Isn't having friends in the blogosphere just the best thing since sliced bread?

It's about on par with giving to the Bite Back campaign!

gail@more than a song said...

I have that Beth Moore book too, might need to dig it back out again to change up what I'm using.
How FUNNY about the packets coming with tulle, so cute! I hope you enjoy making the stew.