I couldn’t have planned today in a million years.
You know that feeling where you know you can do something special for someone but don’t quite know what or how or even if you’re allowed? That’s exactly how I felt today.
We had planned to go camping this week. Work was cleared off the calendar, and I worked at deadlines last week so I could free this time up. Little did I know what exactly I was freeing up time for.
Camping had been forgotten for today. My niece in law Cindy is fighting for her life in ICU and I along with Cindy’s dear friends Lisa and Amy fired up a social media campaign to help round up a few more prayers and support her way.
The once little group has now sprung to 700 members in 2 days. Just wow. I needed help letting everyone in so members gratefully raised their hands letting me flip them into administrators. It was only then that I had time for a shower for the first time in 2 days.
See, a young mom is fighting for her life and her small kiddos and husband are waiting for her to come home. I felt bold and wanted to do something about it. I just had to try and help.
Some people change their clothes but I change my FB banner to reflect my mood. It’s now substantially bolder, having nothing to do with with junk and everything to do with ROWR.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I don’t know what else I should be doing. Or saying. Or even thinking. This is all I’ve been doing for the past two days and it’s felt like mere minutes.
Since the passing of both my parents, I’ve come to realize that a family crisis is one of the most curious ways to bring a family closer together again. You need to work together like a well oiled machine. Petty stuff no longer matters. Just life does.
So while I grasp my bearings and figure out exactly where I should apply my efforts this week, I’m going to leave you with an amazing shower of love and support from both friends and many not knowing who Cindy even is, yet have gathered together to help her in their own special way.
I bring you, Think Pink for Cindy, a vibrant collection of spunky, pink support.
I am LOVING this!
And my thoughts on all this goodness? Here’s one more…
Says it all, doesn’t it? Thank-you.