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Help a Family Out

(Bears made especially for me by Holly)

Do you know what I love best about the Mommy blog community? It’s the friendships I have formed over the years.

I started out reading Mommy blogs years ago to be inspired, encouraged, and blessed. I have received all that plus more. What I wasn’t expecting back then, but came as a huge bonus, was that I formed actual friendships with the ladies I “met” online.

I have emailed back and forth, exchanged cards and gifts in the mail, talked on the phone, and even met some of my bloggy friends in real life. They have encouraged and blessed me beyond measure, and I hope I have done a little of the same.

One of those dear, long time friends is Holly from Seeking Faithfulness.  We have had our babies together, talked pregnancies and nursing, waded through bloggy blow ups, prayed through medical problems and hospital bills, and more.  Our children have even come to know one another and often comment on one another’s blogs.

Holly is one of the most generous people I know even in the midst of a rough year.  

Her teenage son was robbed and beaten by some thugs who wanted the little money he carried in his pocket from his lawn mowing job. They left him laying in a pool of blood in the street with broken teeth and deep cuts to his face.  They are still paying those medical bills out.

Soon after that, her young son was in a 4 wheeler accident and was air lifted to a hospital to take care of his emergency head injury. They added those hospital bills to the ones they already had.

Last week, Holly’s husband was admitted to the hospital with a high fever and it was discovered that he had a staph infection that had moved into his blood.

The doctors did surgery to find the problem and were very frank with Holly. They told her that these kinds of things can be fatal, and her husband battled for his life for the next few days.

Mercifully, he is home now and Holly is attending to him around the clock. He has an IV that must be kept in place to administer antibiotics for 6 weeks and must take that time to recover from the surgery and the infection.

During that time, of course, he will not be able to work and his job does not supply any kind of disability allowance, so the family will have absolutely no income.

Never mind the mounting hospital bills, those can be paid off. It’s the utilities and groceries that won’t wait.

Can you help out a family in need? I have over 1,000 readers who get my blog in email or feed subscriptions. What if 100 of us gave $5 each? I bet that would cover a good chunk of the bills that are in urgent need of payment for one month.

Did you spend $5 on Starbucks last week? Can you spare $5 to help a family who needs it right now? How about $10? Or more?

Any amount you donate will be a blessing to a family who has blessed so many.

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Comments

  1. Great idea, Connie! Holly has been a blessing in my life, also. I have a beautiful bear she made, too! (from my favorite blouse that belonged to my grandmother).

    Thanks for doing this!!!
    <3
    ~Leah

  2. p.s…. I hope you’ll leave this donation button up for a while. I can’t do much right now, but hope to be able to do a little more later. :) I’m SO GLAD you thought of this. <3

  3. What a great idea!

  4. If I may suggest something for those who can’t afford to give cash right now. I went to her blog and noticed the Amazon widget. She is an Amazon affiliate, shop through her link and she will get referral payment from that. If done with the Amazon gift cards won/earned from several websites/online activities, especially if you were going to shop at Amazon anyway, then it’s a “cashless” way to help.

  5. I’m still trying to figure out how to make these bloggy friends, especially when I don’t update my own blog. I’ve never been much good at making friends, especially initiating contact with someone. Any hints? :P

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      @abba12, I think the key is commenting frequently on the blogs you feel a connection with. I had been reading Holly for a while before I was brave enough to comment, and then I didn’t know why I had waited so long. She was so warm and gracious! After that we emailed back and forth when we were expecting a baby at the same time.

  6. I’m so sorry for all their difficulty. This is a wonderful idea!

  7. I already had an amount in mind to help before you asked. Thank you for allowing us to bless a family in need.

  8. Thanks for providing us this opportunity to bless their family. Holly has been an encouragement to me for years as well!

  9. Thank you for setting this up. I have been blessed and appreciate the opportunity to “pay it forward”

    Cindy
    http://www.wheatlessfoodie.blogspot.com

  10. Summer Nichols says:

    Dear Connie!
    A donation has been made! I hope everyone can send something! Everyone needs a little help sometimes! ;). That’s why God gave us to each other…to help one another! I know there is nothing better than hVing the utilities paid and some food in the pantry! God Bless you Holly and you, Connie for posting this so we can help!
    Summer & family

  11. I’m happy to give my little bit, along with love and prayers for God’s sustaining, sufficient grace for this precious family. Bless you, Connie, for giving me the opportunity to participate with God in His care for His children.

  12. debbiek says:

    please email me her address so i can send her a check.
    thanks and God’s blessings to you :)
    debbiek

  13. Thank you, everyone. I’m very humbled and actually, for once, virtually speechless. (!)

    God bless you, each and every one of you – and particularly you, Ms. Connie!

  14. Thanks for sharing about Holly. I have read her blog for a few years now and was wondering way she has not been posting. We have gotten an unexpected check in the mail it’s small but I’m sure it could help them. Can you also e-mail me an address and who to make a check or money order out to. We
    try not to use credit cards.

  15. Connie, and everyone, I finally posted an update on my blog.

    http://seekingfaithfulnessblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/again-it-has-been-way-too-long-since-i.html

    I’ll try to keep it (relatively) updated. Grin. Life is soooo busy. But thank you all for your love and prayers and for thinking of us. God bless you all!

  16. what the latest on this family?

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