Grateful. Beyond exhausted. Flabbergasted. Completely in awe. Floored by the entire experience.
And NONE. None. None of this American Gold Star Mother’s Day Weekend would have even been close to possible without the prayer, financial support, and physical help of every single person who participated.
We had the extreme pleasure of partnering with every single one of you. We had donations from hundreds of people through our website and our GoFundMe. Some of them from people we’ve never met or had any personal exchanges with– but they Believe With Me. The most precious donation came from a kid I’ve watched grow up through Sunday school, chase his dream of playing college ball, and then this next semester– barring a miracle– he’ll have to leave school because he can’t afford it. This young man gave $100…and I bawled when I saw his name and donation come in.
We had the oldest Gold Star Mother in Florida at our event– and had the joy of meeting her daughter! So very many incredible moments and experiences that I look forward to sharing with all of you as soon as I get through our photos and get some sleep.
But I love you. I love what you allowed us to do through your prayers and financial support. I love that you *get* it and participated with us in honoring these Gold Star Mothers and showed them that their loss is not forgotten. It’s “Not for Nuthin”. And it’s an amazing joy to be able to write to you that…
WE DID IT!!!! And I’m so very grateful that you all Believe With Me.