I have to admit that it is very hard for me to update this blog right now, since my laptop took it's last breath not too long ago, and we really can't afford internet right now anyway. All of my blogging/online activity happens from this amazing HTC Incredible that Verizon is letting me review. Although it is possible to blog on a phone, it is very hard. Especially when html coding, and with the built in spell checker wanting to turn a simple word like blogging into something more along the lines of flogging.
This, however, is an entry that must be written.
Not too long ago I blogged about Travis losing his job, and the financial turmoil that my family is in. The post started out as nothing more than a rant. Just blowing off a little steam and unloading some of the heartache I was enduring out into the internet so that it might lift a bit of the burden. I had no clue that a single post could cause such an outpouring of love from people so far away. People that only know me from here and my random and infrequent tweets.
Someone on Twitter suggested that I add a donate button to the post, and I did, although hesitantly. After all, I wasn't looking to be a charity case, and at first was very ashamed that my post turned out the way it did, but you let me know very quickly that it was okay (and even sometimes necessary) to ask for help.
The emails and tweets started pouring in. People offered to send clothes and formula for my baby. Some offered toys and clothes for my 5 year old. Some asked for my address and told me to be expecting something in the mail without telling what it may be, and as long as it's not anthrax or bird flu I am ok with that. The kind words and offers of help continue to trickle in, and I am amazed by this, especially when now seems to be such a hard time for everyone.
Yes, I am rambling. Not quite sure what to say, because my heart is so full of love, and really how do you put something like this into words? I guess what I am trying to say is THANK YOU. Thank each and every one of you for your help, for your kind words, and most of all for reminding me that it's okay to ask for help.
Thank you. From all of us.