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Thank You, Friends

pumpkinpatchgirl2thumbAutumnleaves1thumb sweetpumpkinpatchboysthumb pumpkinpatchgirl5thumb mydocsthumb lookatmyguysthumbWhen I wrote this post recently, it was to try to inform people to notice the people around them and around the world and to help the needy.  I didn’t realize that the response from it would bring people to sending our family gifts.  At first Rob was a little hurt as if people didn’t understand my reason for writing the post (he reads all my entries), but if they felt compelled by God to give at all to wherever it is He brings their hearts to give, I would not tell them not to do it.

For instance, the first blessing was received after coming home from my great-aunt’s birthday party.  We noticed we had bags of groceries at our doorstep with a note attached to them.  The note explained that they read the blog entry and that they were thinking about it and wanted to give to us because they couldn’t stop thinking about it.  We have no idea who this person was at all (and made so many guesses to one another), but whoever they are must know us a bit, for they left us some variety such as challah bread (used for Passover), turkey dogs, a big beef London broil (which I hadn’t had in a year but love), and organic items.  We haven’t told many people at all that we don’t eat pork and eat Kosher and organic foods, so either God compelled them to purchase such items, or they know us semi-well.  I want to give them back their bags and thank this person, for we gladly ate what was given (and still have some we are working on)! I was really touched.

Then, a woman I hadn’t seen in 16 years contacted me.  She gave me a large donation which helped us pay an overdue bill and to get Leto an eye check-up (he wears glasses now – no more squinting by him hopefully when I take his photo, as you can see in the photos above even).  I don’t know if we would have been able to do any of that without their help (our boys don’t have eye coverage insurance, while Rob and I do). It made me cry.  Thank you so much!

On top of that, a blogger friend that I had met in person in the summer (but have known online for maybe 3 or 4 years and have exchanged letters letters with) was semi-in the area with her husband (about an hour away, which means they weren’t in the area, but they live many more hours away from that), They stopped by for a short while, bringing us a large salmon (my favorite, as they knew), grass-fed cow products (so delicious), and various organic products.  It was also a blessing!

Out of the blue we received gift cards in the mail from an anonymous person which I was able to use for the follow up eye appointment Leto needed (drops in his eyes to check the health of his eyes, which wasn’t cheap), and to go food shopping and pay for gas in our car.  It was incredible to know that for the first time in a few months, we didn’t have to worry about our bank account going too low or under. Everything is on track now!

My heart is filled with thankfulness!  I don’t know who two of these people are who gave to us, but to them all, I want to thank them for their loving gifts.

It was my birthday on the 3rd and I am now 30 years old.  To celebrate, I am working on receiving 30 children with sponsors who are willing to pay a little more than a dollar a day to transform a child in another country’s life.  I plan on reaching this goal within the next year.  You can choose a child from many different countries, but I recommend choosing Congo-DRC, for they are the lowest on the Human Development List right now.  It is rare for a child there to ever see their 5th birthday. Please help [click here to do so]. I have already received 2 children sponsored for my goal! tractortimethumbpumpkinpatchgirl3thumb
[Outfit Details: Dress – vintage dress I’ve had since high school which I posted a few years ago here | Shoes – Doc Martens I’ve had for a year | Freedom Sweatshirt – Sevenly for Freedom Firm – had for a year but this is the first I’ve posted it on my blog]

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11 thoughts on “Thank You, Friends

  1. The shirt perfectly describe who you are and what you’re all about! I noticed that Leto’s and Micah’s hair are different, and I remember that Leto really liked his old hair cut. Was there a mutual agreement? lol.

    Happy belated birthday! Wish we were there to celebrate with you!

    Rachel
    http://alamodest.com

    1. Thanks Rachel!!
      Oh goodness, their hair looks so bad in these shots. Micah’s hair is usually facing the side and Leto had just finished a soccer game and was all sweaty haha. We had to cut his hair because in ballet he started to put it in his mouth and suck on it. He constantly would play with it. We are hoping he can not get so distracted by it as it grows back. Micah’s hair was cut simply because he twists and pulls at it. We wish he didn’t and sometimes we feel like shaving it because he is still doing it! He has a little bald spot because of it!

  2. This is so wonderful Victoria! I am glad that you guys accepted these gifts from people who wanted to help you. When we were kids, we qualified for free lunch at school, but my father was too proud to let us sign up for it. We also used to eat left over McDonald’s apple pies for breakfast (my mom worked there), I know what it is like to have people feel guilty/etc for accepting free things, but like you said, if people are/able to help, let them. Heck, I work in Detroit, I don’t always have change, but when I do, I give it to the homeless when asked. I think you guys deserve it, and I am glad that you were able to get a few things taken care of as well 🙂

  3. You are a beautiful person! I love reading your blog and seeing your passion to help others. Your awesome! We serve an awesome God Victoria and know this to be true.. God will NEVER let us be without and ALWAYS provides for his children! Can’t wait to see you!

  4. This post itself is a blessing, Victoria. You have a wonderful family and you have wonderful people who have come alongside you all too. God is so good!

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