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I love a lot. I wait a lot. I try to find a lot to laugh at. I don't usually have trouble with that. I pray a lot. I'm not always sure who or what I pray to, but I firmly believe that prayer makes a difference. I try not to panic very often. I try to learn something new every day. I spend a lot of time poking my nose into other peoples' bidness via their blogs. I clean up an awful lot of feathers. You can dress me up, but you can't really take me out. I travel a lot when I can find bird sitters and we take them with us when I can't. I drink, prolly to excess, but I rarely get sick because my body is a hostile environment to germs (or maybe no SELF RESPECTING germ would LIVE in my body?) I collect: gnomes, passport stamps, MONEY-preferably US dollars or Euros, red headed womyn and chicks named Stephanie. My Momma taught me many many years ago that girls don't fart, they foosie. She taught me lots of other chit too. Thanks for stopping by-leave me a comment and let me know you were here, feel free to link to me, or email me at jacquelynn.fortner@gmail.com

Sunday, December 7, 2008

...Beggars would ride


I got up this morning and 'did' the birds, then decided to eat something before I had my coffee. Normally coffee IS the breakfast, but I was stalling whilst I mulled this post over, because it will be a little bit of a departure from the 'normal' trainwreck you come here each morning to crane your neck at.  (Don't worry.  I know this blog is not pretty.  It's just human instinct to want to see what I stepped in today.  No one knows you were here.)

Anyway, I had my half a box bowlful of Lucky Charms (the REAL ones that come in a box, not that generic bagged crap) and am sitting here feeling all magically delicious, so I guess I am just going hit you with this like I was whacking you on the head with my shillelagh.  I have my hand out today, folks.

This carefully constructed town I've come to think of as Blogsville is populated with the most wonderful people.  I've 'met' so many people with so many stories who have graciously invited me into their heads, and I feel close to them, in some ways closer than I do to people I interact with every day in the flesh.  One of those people has a particularly soft place in my heart because her story could so very easily be mine, or yours, and she tells it with such dignity and grace that you would be hard pressed most of the time to know she is suffering.  Her name is Lisa.

You know how you always hear about the Make a Wish foundation, which grants children with life threatening illnesses a 'dying' wish?  Why just kids?  This is MY CHRISTMAS WISH.  Ya'll, I want so badly for all of us here today to put on our tiaras, get out our magic wands, and play fairy godmother for a day.  Lisa's birthday falls three days after Christmas, and she wants to LIVE it up this year.  She has linked her Christmas/Birthday Amazon wish list to this post, and if you have enough to eat this year, and are not fighting for YOUR life, I sure wish you would look it over and see if there isn't some little way you can send her some love from Blogsville.

Most of her desires are simple ones, considering the complexities of her very challenging life, and won't cost you more than you waste on a couple of magazines-in the grand scheme of things, you won't miss it, and it might make a world of difference to her to know we are thinking of her and wishing her well.  I wouldn't ask for myself, but I'm asking you for her. Please be generous.

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7 comments:

darsden said...

Tis the season of Giving! As usual derfina you always GIVE so much all year long. Kudos to you for giving today! xoxo

Poptart said...

I'll be holding back some $$ and look over her wish list. You're good people, derfina.

julz said...

Having been on a 2 day pity party, this was zackly what i needed to read. Time to count my(many)blessings and see what I can do for this sweet lady and her family.Thanks Derfina, you're the best

derfina said...

Thanks, all of you-but this is about Lisa, not me. Just a quick note here to point out that she also has a donation button at the top of her page-copays for chemo meds are outrageous, and obviously she can't work right now, so every little bit helps. You can even use Paypal! Again, thanks.

flutter said...

You are good people

Pand0ra Wilde said...

The doll looks a tad like Lisa too :) I'm working on making another donation if I can this year.

derfina said...

*smooches* to all of you!