Sunday, August 8, 2010

Brothers... Charity Yard Sale... Helping Hands

My mind has been on "brothers" this week.  My brother, Tom, has been gone 10 years today.  I still miss his laughter, hugs, and our conversations.  His birthday was July 31st, so it's been a time of reflections and remembering.  You can see pictures of him on a birthday post I did a couple years ago... Click HERE.

I've been busy the past couple weeks preparing for a Charity Yard Sale.  It was this Friday and Saturday, and went really well.  The "brother" connection was... the sale was to raise money for a family who recently found out their 2 year old son has Leukemia.  It will be a minimum of three years of treatment.  About forty-three years ago, I lost my 3 year old brother, Donnie, to Leukemia.  I remember the agony in my Dad's eyes and in Mary's (his mother's) face.  I remember thinking how sad it was that Ronnie did not have his baby brother anymore.  I had hoped to scan pictures of Ron and Donnie, but unfortunately my scanner is still unresponsive.  I may need a Printer/Scanner Surgeon... or a shopping trip...

I was so happy to help raise money for this family.  No parent should have to lose their baby.  And, his brother needs him in his life.  Remember them in your prayers. 

God is so good, He will meet their needs if we just ask... and sometimes His answer is to put our hands to the task.  That is what He required of me this week... to give a helping hand.

Blessings to each of you today!


Donna said...

Will be praying here for him sweetie!! What a wonderful thing to do!
Big Hugs to you!!!!

Nita Jo said...

Thanks Donna! It always feels good to help someone else. It has meant me being "absent" from blogging and surfing, but so worth it. I have some more things lined up for the next few weeks, but I'll pop in to blogland whenever I can!

Nita Jo

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Nita Jo,
I said a prayer for you today as you remember your brother. I'm sure he's smiling down on you now. I know the pain of loosing a loved one way too soon in their lives.

It is wondeful that you are organizing the charity giving and thoughtful of you. I know you are a kind and big-hearted gal...God will honor that.


Sally said...

I'll be praying for the little child that he will be healed of leukemia.

It's wonderful there are people like you in this world. ((hugs))