Tuesday, February 28, 2012

$13 for 13









In honor of Jack's upcoming 13th birthday, we are asking Jack's friends to consider contributing $13 to Jack's favorite charity, Samaritan's Purse.


If you would like to make a contribution of any size, here is the link:



Donations may be made anonymously.


With thanks and love!

51 comments:

Princess Kate said...

Absolutely!!!!!

Patricia said...

What a wonderful, heartfelt, way to honor Jack and help so many other children.....I'm sure that Jack approves and is very proud of his Mum!

L said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is a tremendous honor to run for Jack. These donations will bless people all over the world. I think Jack would like that.

Stephanie Sheveland said...

With Love and Aloha from The Sheveland family on Maui. We are proud to donate!

See Julie Run said...

Absolutely, we will give for Jack, and for you. I hope you were able to find some bit of happiness and make some new memories in Leesburg that will help you through the hard days ahead.
Much love,
Julie

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Christy said...

Oh Anna, I can't even imagine how hard this is going to be for you. I've donated, my family have donated, and I'll gladly share the link.

Hugs, prayers, and love. xoxo

mia said...

oh Anna, my heart breaks for you. We will give to honor his birthday!
Warm Hugs from Richmond. Mia xoxo

Deb said...

Such a small thing to do...thank you for asking.

In my thoughts and prayers :)

Lisa said...

Most definitely...it's the least I can do...

Geri said...

Oh Anna. How special your jack was. It hit me as I was reading this "how many 12 year old boys do you know that have a favorite charity?" happy to contribute in honor of such a sweet boy.

for a different kind of girl said...

I love Jack's jokes, I love that Jack, if this makes sense, looks like Jack from the time he was a baby. Such a handsome, beautiful boy you have! What I can, I will do.

Pam P. said...

Such a privilege. Thank you for sharing this opportunity to honor Jack's 13th birthday. Sending prayers and love...

SaraGoytia said...

Done. Thank you for the opportunity to give!

Vodka Mom said...

Oh Anna. I can only wrap you in love and hugs. When Bitchy celebrated her 22nd, I looked at my sister and weeped.



And I still do.

NanaDiana said...

What a great idea. This is certainly going to be a hard birthday for you to bear- xo Diana

IrishRN07 said...

Thanks for the GREAT idea!

Meredith Maczka said...

I couldn't think of a better way to honor Jack's smiling face!

Cathy said...

We will definitely honor Jack's birthday with a donation. Jack will continue to be a blessing to others. What a beautiful gift! Love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

One of the MANY ways Jack is changing the world! Honored to give. Prayers for you.

Meredith Self said...

Absolutely. Surrounding you with love all of March!

michelle said...

Yes, ma'am. Immediately, without passing "go" or collecting $200. Though if I did collect cash for passing "go", it would be sent directly to Samaritan's Purse also.
I'm imploring Little Bo Peep to usher that sheep into the month of March as early as possible. With the mood I'm in today, I think I can scare off that Lion fairly quickly on my own.
xoxo, michelle

ella said...

It's a privilege to honor Jack in this way. Much love to you as you face this seemingly impossible day. Wish I could give you a big hug (my autocorrect tried to change that to hog which made me laugh really hard. If a hog would help I'd give you one of those, too.)

Leslie said...

Anna, we chose Clean Water Projects because of your family's enthusiastic drive to provide a well last year. But for the next donation in his name, feel free to let us know if there is another aspect of the Charity he'd love to see grow.

What Geri said is so true. How many 12 year olds have a favorite charity?

I'm so sorry you're facing this gut wrenching time. I hate it. Praying hard for you all, Anna.

Anonymous said...

What a great way of honoring Jack. have a good day, make him a cake. Mary

Anonymous said...

Done. And thank YOU for giving us this lovely opportunity to help.

love,
jbhat

Leah C said...

I can only imagine how difficult the upcoming days will be. Thank you for the opportunity to honor Jack's memory. Hugs & prayers, as always...

Lady Jennie said...

Ok.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those pictures of Jack are so precious. I just love him in the little chair with the hat on his head. ((HUGS))

Meredith Self said...

Oh Jack is sooooo adorable!

Janine said...

Definitely want to support your family and this wonderful organization ministering to many, many the world over with the love of Jesus! Jack is with jesus cheering them on!

Anonymous said...

I never comment on blogs. I think of you everyday, I wish I could bring that day back and with it your beautiful son. You are always in my prayers and I would be honored to donate to your son's favorite charity. I know in my head and in my heart that he smiles down upon you everyday and offers you small distractions to get you through these tough days. What an amayzing mother you are.
- Jacqueline in NY

K A B L O O E Y said...

I'm going to do it tomorrow when Mooch is up so she can help pick an area and be a part of this. We'll do it every year... all our love.

Princess Kate said...

Dropping by to let you know that I am praying for you over here. We are looking forward to our 5K/Fun Run on Saturday in honor of Jack. Our hearts will be heavy but our spirits will be lifted. I hope you take some kind of comfort in all the good Jack is doing in this crazy world we live in. Praying hard. Big hugs of comfort for you today from me.

Anonymous said...

you will be ok on lovely Jack's birthday. after all, his verse is “Nothing is Impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 and where better to spend his "1:3"th birthday than in the luckiest place in the universe. luck will always follow him like a simple lucky 7 sitting next to the 13.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Finally did it, and did so in the classroom. No one seemed to notice.

heidi m. said...

i love this idea! what a wonderful way to feel like you can help and remember Jack's birthday in such a positive way.

Mrs Changstein said...

Thanks for the privilege, and for the blessing your writing is. Praying for you over this weekend. xo
Cindy

Ross said...

What a great idea! Such a great honor and think of all the help to others that need it!

Princess Kate said...

Our family did a 5k/Fun Run this morning and we all wore blue ribbons to honor Jack. So many people knew the ribbons were for Jack without even asking. It made me SO happy (and SO sad at the same time). There are tons of people out here praying for you guys. It was an honor to represent Jack today. Stay strong.

PS thank you Jack for getting me off my ass and making me do something no one has ever made me do -- run a race (and I liked it)

Anonymous said...

A wonderful tribute for your lovely boy. Holding you and your family in my thoughts all the time dear Anna!
Pipxx

Anonymous said...

I'm always thinking of you and praying for you and your family especially as this difficult day approaches. Remember that this was always a happy celebratory day.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna,

I was happy to contribute to Jack's 13th! It's a big milestone birthday, and although it's NOTHING like you would ever have imagined and is heart-wrenching, to butcher a Shakespeare quote, there's special providence in the fall of a sparrow. I hope I'm not misquoting, I always think of the line to mean that God has some sort of plan. Regardless, I'm happy to donate to Jack's favorite fund, and please don't hesitate to ever ask for donations. It feels good to do something.

I was thinking of you recently—a friend of mine's daughter passed away from cancer (and please know I don't think of you only when tragedy strikes, but your family is often on my mind) Her daughter was 21, and had been struggling for awhile. This mom has a blog and is at the very beginning of her grief journey. I'm not sure if you want to read blogs of others in similar situations, or want to stay far away, but in any case, here is the link, with of course, no pressure to read if you don't want:
http://www.kathrynpandabradley.com/

<3 to you,

New York Editor Anna

Zoe said...

Done.
Thanks for letting us know how we can help celebrate his life.
xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,

Just popping back in to say hello, and that I'm thinking of you today.

xo
jbhat

Lindsay said...

Of course!!! Anything we can do to help you all through March! xo

apronsandappetites said...

What a magnificently awesome son you have. Even though he now lives far instead of near, his abundant personality stays and blesses through you. My heart is heavy for I know loss. You are doing fine.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know that you are all being thought of, and prayed for. xxxx

Katie @ Cayenne Paper said...

Awesome!!!! I saw $14K raised for Jack's Lanterns already! :) woo hoo

When is Jack's bday?

Leslie said...

Just stopping by again to let you know I'm praying for you. Each of you. Every little thing makes me think of you and ask God to help you with each step, each season, each and every little thing.

greg herlean said...

Would be a good training i supposed.