Mary Beth Writes

We got the balls rolling!

Irony of the universe here.  I have written a lot this week but none of it turned into writing I wanted to post on this website.  Just awkward, mawkish, rambly writing.

I was hard-thinking why I do this and it wasn’t self-pitying thinking.  (I know how to do that, too, but this wasn’t that.) 

Then late yesterday afternoon Helle said Our Brother needs help and the total of what he needs is more than she could support him with. I said I would think about it.

This morning I wrote and then you responded and we raised the $250 he needs. Plus there is an extra offer from a friend to support Our Brother’s family Easter dinner!  I will ask him about that tomorrow when I am there.

I feel so gratified. Our Brother is very grateful.

To those of you who contacted me … you gorgeous women you!… I will contact you individually in the next few hours.

To those of you who were ready to support Our Brother but have not contacted me yet – hold off. There will be another need in your community or in Our Brother’s on-going situation later.

We have helped him through this crisis. We will let he and his family get on with getting on.

I am meeting with him tomorrow. If I learn anything else, I will share it on Monday.

Thanks.

It takes a village to be a village.

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Great News!

Wonderful!!!

I just got home and this was in my inbox, Great News. With all the crap I've heard or saw this week ending it like this makes me happy... I helped another couple with $300. with no expectation of seeing it again so I couldn't help this time... Most of you know I'm not rich but by living as I do every now and then I can help out someone who is in need of support... It does the heart & soul good.

Since I am just reading this - please let me know the next time there is a need. Good news for now.

All I could offer this time was to give Jasmine a ride to work. So at 10:15 pm, I drove to their home and picked her up. She suffered through listening to my Danish rock n roll music! ....... I had just sent off food funds to the caretaker for the son of a doctor working in a military hospital in Syria. Why he could not access his funds is a long story. We do what we can when we can.

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