I followed a link from dear Suzie Q's blog and then again from an article on Etsy about a darling family going through more than I could image.
This from reachelbagley's article on Etsy. "On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Stephanie Nielson was in a plane crash with her husband, Christian Nielson, and his flight instructor, Doug Kinneard, near St. Johns, Arizona. Doug Kinneard passed away soon after arriving at the Maricopa County Hospital.
Christian and Stephanie remain in critical condition at the Maricopa Burn Center. Christian has sustained burns on over 30% of his body. His wife Stephanie’s body was burned over 80%.
Since 2005, Stephanie has welcomed us into her charming abode through the NieNie Dialogues (nieniedialogues.blogspot.com)...."
Click on the link to read the whole story.
You can read updates and some absolutely beautiful writing, a Stephanie's sister's blog, C Jane.
So many people have shown an outpouring of caring. Maybe you would like to as well.
On Sept. 23 and 24th, you can go to this Etsy shop and buy lots and lots of beautiful things donated by many wonderful people. The art and goodies have been sent to Morgan and she is doing all the work from there. Your purchase money will go directly into the fund for the family. Morgan will ship the item to you. What a great chance to do something wonderful and to do something so good at the same time.
I have donated 3 of my Halloween Prints. If you have been thinking of buying one from me, you are very welcome to purchase at the Nie shop. But.... I think you deserve a little something extra. So if you do buy a print during the 2 day sale be sure and come by, post a note and tell me so I can send you out some other little gift.
Now for my 1st Halloween GiveAway for 2008.
Beau Bunny the Little Bandito is looking forward to finding another new home. This bunny has delighted people in many countries and all over the US, and he might like to come live with you! (This is not one of the prints at the benefit sale.)
Next Tuesday (Sept 23) I'll pick a name from all those who POST A NOTE HERE. You have until Tuesday morning. The winner will be announced on Wed. (Sept 24)