When I first took a leap of faith, and developed the ‘All But Homeless’ blog, I quite literally did not how I was going to put food on the table. Not to mention affording those unmentionables that nobody ever talks about but expects them to be there when you need them. I can’t express the indignity of these items NOT being there.
When a young person expresses to me that they can’t wait to grow, become an adult, or get out on their own.. I have always told them the same thing.
” Don’t be in such a hurry, when you grow up you have to buy your own toilet paper.”
Never in a million years, imagining a time when I wouldn’t be able to. Well at the risk of offering TMI, the time came. That’s the bad news.
The good news is, that life ( as we knew it ) IS most definitely improving! Slowly, but improving.
Thank you God, and thanks to those who were listening to ( an answering) that spirit.
Since I first went public with our desperate situation a little more than a month ago, we have had several people come forward to help.
As of this moment, we have had $85 deposited directly into our personal paypal account by three different individuals, we received a Publix Supermarket Gift Card for $40 AND… wer received (2) separate care packages. One arrived via USPS, and groceries were hand-delivered to our business by a man who befriended over the course of months through his visitations as a Jehovah’s Witness.
We have also had a local ministry come forward to lend their name, web presence and non-profit status to our cause which we think is amazing.
And just as important, people are LIKING, FOLLOWING and SHARING our story. As well, praying for us, and offering kind words of support.
In the last week, I received an amazing offer from a friend from another blog who wants to write an article about us. She also has pledged to send us a Walmart gift certificate. [ UPDATE :11:49 am EST : The mail man just delivered sunshine from Texas, the gift card and the article has been witten ] I reblogged for those interested. Thank you Mishi!
And last but not least, just within the last few days, I connected with another blogger who has pledged to contribute a portion of our mortgage payment each month for now, as well as get us some items from our Walmart Wishlist. I even had the pleasure of speaking with her on the telephone. She called from another far away country. That was so cool.
So I dare to say that these needed connections are being made, and bringing on a much needed change, not only in our financial situation, but in so many other ways.
I do pray that it continues in that vein.
Finally, I’d like to add that each of these generous gestures are no more important than any other.
They have all been quite significant to us, on may levels. And for each of them, we are eternally grateful.
God Bless you all!