Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Over the course of the last 14 years I have spent a lot of time on the internet. Over the course of those 14 years I have met many wonderful people. Some in person, and some I have only gotten to know online. Those who haven't ever experienced this for themselves may be doubtful. Brian and I first met and talked online. Even after we finally met in person we really got to know each other through words on the computer screen. Eventually we decided we wanted to be more than friends, and here we are 10+ years later. So yes, you can get to know someone - some pretty wonderful someones even - through the computer.

Over the last several years more and more individuals have turned to blogging as a way to share themselves, their families, and their thoughts with others. I started out only reading blogs of people that I knew - either from other online places, or in person. Then I would read the blogs that those people read, and on and on. I have read lots of happy stories, and many that have moved me to tears. I have "met" some amazing individuals that I will probably never be in the same room with.

Two of those amazing people are doing something really important this week. Melody over at Slurping Life, and Julie at Rarely Home Mom are both holding special fundraisers to help out a little boy named Parker. Parker has a whole host of medical issues, but the biggest problem is that the insurance company, in all of their infinite wisdom, will sometimes refuse certain treatments or medications, or want to try a cheaper option first in order to save money. So Melody and Julie are trying to raise some money to help his parents pay for the things that Parker so badly needs that the insurance company will not pay for.

Love for Parker

You can get a lot more information about Parker over at Melody's website. Julie is hosting a fundraiser through Usborne books. If you place an order 25% of the price will go to help Parker, and you will get an entry into Melody's fantastic raffle. Any donation you make through Melody's site will give you a chance in the raffle for a lot of fabulous prizes. Please, even if you don't have the money to make a donation or to buy a book, take a moment, at the request of Parker's mom, and say a special prayer for Parker. And then please click on over to their sites and at least take a look at what they are doing.



Tammy and Parker said...

Thank you so much for sharing Parker's story on your blog.

melody is slurping life said...

Also a big THANK YOU from me for sharing Parker's story. It's people such as yourself spreading the word that are accomplishing the blessings.