Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Love Flash Mob!



One of the best things people have done for me since Jack died is to help me feel LESS ALONE. Life and grief and loss and pain can be so isolating, and even though I know God is always with me, I need to know his children are, too, rooting for our family, praying, noticing.

Points of connection, no matter how small, scatter flashes of light and stave off the darkness.

Today I had the chance to take part in a Love Flash Mob over at Momastery. I smiled to think that my small donation, only $25, would make a significant difference in women's lives. Their stories were compelling, and I could put my friends' faces on their faces, my daughter's name, or my sister's  or name in the circumstances of need described there.

It's so easy to feel that our small part can't do any real good. For many years, that thought paralyzed me. Now, I realize love begets love, and there is beauty in even the smallest gestures.

The Love Flash Mob is still going on for just a few more hours and they need more donations to meet the goal! Will you consider making a small donation? In fact, NO donations over $25 are accepted, so that more people will be able to take part.

Love and Hugs.

10 comments:

Deb said...

I saw this in my Facebook feed and shared it!! As a survivor of two cancers and two bone marrow transplants, these stories were especially moving to me. I can only hope that these families receive the kind of support that I have had from my community and family. I've also been inspired by how you have persevered through unthinkable circumstances. Go Love Flash Mob❤️❤️❤️

Suburban Correspondent said...

They did it! I'm so glad. And, yes, I feel good that my $25 was a part of something so much bigger.

Anonymous said...

Making a difference was such a daunting notion to me for so many years that it only inspired inaction. Especially when sometimes -- if we're realistic -- our efforts don't make difference. And then I had a revelation. The outcome cannot be the determiner of action. You just try and that's it. With full knowledge that effort may produce nothing, you just plunge in and make the effort anyway. Positive action reverberates in the universe even if we don't see it. It's not the thought that counts exactly. It's the action that counts.

But action is hard. (And I like to sit around.) Blurg. E.

Janet said...

Just wanted you to know that I donated ...thank you for passing the message along...

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you've posted this. I'm a regular reader of this blog, and Tara is a close college friend of mine. She is going through a terrible time. Imagine being induced because of cancer and then struggling to be there for a preemie and a toddler while fighting stage 4. One other thing--Anna, one of your neighbors from your first Vienna neighborhood was also Tara's close college friend and roommate--you were helping a friend once removed and didn't even know it. I met you at that friend's house for a children's book sale you did around 13 years ago, and I remember you talking about how your boy Jack liked certain books.

Alexa B said...

I missed it! I didn't get to your blog yesterday, but what a wonderful cause! Next go round!

Alexa B said...

Never mind. It's still open. What a beautiful cause.

Lady Jennie said...

I wish I had seen this in time. I will join in the next.

Steph said...

Thanks for posting this. It feels so good to give a bit of help to such inspiring women. Glad to see it made the goal and then some.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anna for sharing this wonderful ministry! I am just now seeing this today, Friday and you posted this on Wednesday. I don't have cancer, but would you pray for me? Your post on April 30th got to me as it was the anniversary of when I met my husband for the very first time. I want to love him the same way as I did when I was 22 also! He is so angry towards me and I'm constantly feeling like the child who is in trouble with her impossible to please father. Are there any tips on how to love a difficult person? When everything you do or say is wrong. I know there are no quick fixes and I am in this for the long haul. I'm just really really tired. Thanks.