Monday, October 4, 2010

Please Help!

I was getting ready to write a light hearted post on homeschooling and what Makenzie and I did today on that front. However life came crashing down... not my life but the life of a woman and her family I care for very much.

Over the last several years my boys have made some really close friends in our neighborhood. They are ALWAYS together catching snakes, riding bikes, and having sleepovers. As much as I complain about having extra kids at my house all the time I am really so very thankful for the friendships my boys have made.

Today my 11 year old son asked if he could go down and ask if his buddies could play. About 30 minutes later he came back to the house with a friend. He had the weirdest look on his face. When he opened his mouth I could not believe what I was hearing.

"Mom, he said G's house burned down!"

I looked at him sternly and told him he had better stop joking with me. He wasn't kidding.

I loaded Makenzie up in her wheelchair and walked down to their home. When I hit the front door I could not speak. The door was wide open and everything inside was black. The smell was unthinkable and there was glass all over the place. I ran over to my friend and wrapped my arms around her. I cried, she cried, we cried. I stopped  long enough to ask if everyone was ok and then we cried some more. I think I am still in shock. I want to help. I want to help. I want to help!

As she drug a few baskets of laundry out of the house into the yard I weld up with more tears. That was what was left... everything that could be saved. I offered to help her wash the smoke inundated clothing. She told me that she didn't want to be a burden and she could take care of it. The tears came again.

It brought me back over 3 years ago to that day, the day of Makenzie's accident and the many days to follow. I stood there knowing how she felt because I felt and some days continue to feel the same way. I felt like a bother. I didn't want to put anyone out.

I looked at my friend and told her I understood feeling like a burden. I stood on the other side of the fence. I am not sure this side is much better really. I feel so helpless. I am so so so very sad. I just want to take it all away. I can't.

So I am PLEADING for your help tonight. Help me show this family how good this world is. For the next 48 hours I am going to donate ALL money given through Makenzie's Paypal Donate Button( below or on the top left side of the screen) to this family. If you do not have a paypal account you can still donate by clicking on the link below and then clicking on the link that says continue at the bottom of the page.

Whether you are able to give $1 or $1000 anything helps!  

Can you find a place in your heart for family that has NOTHING left? A family that has a long road to travel.  A family that I love dearly.





Please also flood Heavens gate's on their behalf. I do not have permission to post names but please pray for peace and comfort both physically and emotionally! They need it NOW!

Thank you so very much!

Believe... Prayer Works!

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