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Monday, December 28, 2009

The Blessings of Sharing

If someone asked me if I got everything I wanted for Christmas, I'd shout, "Yes!" With the kindness and generosity of over 30 women, we were able to bless the women and children of Ka 'Ohu Hou O Manoa on December 21st. We met five of the six women and their children, bearing wishes and gifts for all of them. Yes, we were able to fulfill the dreams and all of their wishes! Here's a photo that we took with Debbi Ross, Resident Manager of the home. (Due to privacy, we refrained from photographing the families). Joining our evening of wish making, Wini, my son - Nolan, Linda and Brenda (and her beautiful family). Being there among the women and children gave me such a wonderful feeling that I can't describe to you. Just knowing that we can make a difference in the lives of others, people that we call strangers, are now our friends.A huge Mahalo (thank you) to all of you who filled my mailbox with cards and envelopes and postage stamps to share with the families. We were able to collect 110 beautiful cards! I mailed the box ahead of time, so that they would be able to enjoy them and send cards to their family and friends. The women LOVED them all and were so amazed at how these beautiful works of art were theirs to use.
I couldn't have done it by myself and so I thank all of you for your love, support and generosity to help me make the lives of others blessed this Christmas!
As a side note, besides organizing the January 2010 one card swap, I will not be posting on a regular basis. In the weeks to come, I will be focusing all of my energy on a family matter. I just want all of you to know that I am so lucky to have all of you in my lives and I do appreciate your faithful reading, regardless if you post a comment or not. I know you are out there! I will resume my posting when I can and hope that you will come back to support my posting once I'm able to post on a regular basis again. Again, thank you for being you!

17 comments:

charlotte said...

We should all thank you, Teri, for coordinating this worthy venture and it gives us an excuse to share our love for cardmaking too. I was glad to help and hope you continue this annually. Have a safe 2010.

donna mikasa said...

A standing ovation to YOU, Teri! I was glad to be a part of such a wonderful cause and that I got a chance to meet you, too!

Wishing you a Happy New Year and hope to see you back in blogland very soon! Hugs!

1LuvnMama said...

Teri~
Thank you for your generous heart! You are always giving. Family comes first so no worries . . . we (I) will still be here to await your next post with some great project! Take care Teri!

Kyoko said...

THANK YOU TERI FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO FOR US! Take care of your family because that is what is most important in all our lives. LMK if you need anything and I will be there in a FLASH ... HUGS TO ALL OF YOU!

Michelle U said...

What a wonderful thing you all did! Thank Teri for always thinking of others, you are so sweet! Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.

Hugs,
Michelle

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

Much Mahalos for what you do. Take care of yourself and ohana and bring on 2010....
hugs
Liann

Shirley N said...

Thank you Teri, for all that you do for everyone--you are so sweet and giving. Take care of yourself and family, that always comes first and I hope to be seeing your posting on a regular basis soon. Have a Happy New Year!

Kim Y. said...

that was so sweet of you, Teri! Have a happy New Year!

Brenda said...

Just wishing you and your family the best in this coming new year! Take care and please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything. Thank you for organizing this for us. We greatly appreciate it as it was a great lesson for my girls. It definitely brings out the true meaning of Christmas. Happy New Year!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Bless you Terri for all you do for others and for your blogging buddies. Family comes first and we will all be awaiting your return to blogland. Have a safe and happy new year.

Elaine said...

You are a treasure, Teri! Thank YOU for being so kind and wonderful to those around you! For sharing with your readers, and appreciating your fans! Have a blessed new year and take care! We'll definitely still be around when you have time to wander back around!

kraftkat said...

Teri, you are one generous heart! And for all that you do, you deserve all the kudos & support. Thanks for always sharing your creativity and your self.

Hope all goes well with your family. Warmest wishes for a Happy New Year and hope that it's properous for you and yours. Give a shout out should you need anything!

mst822 said...

I think we should Thank YOU, for being YOU. I have never met someone so generous & giving. Wishing you & your family all the best in the New Year!

Tammy

Rita said...

Wishing you & your family a Happy & healthy New Year Teri! Take all the time you need, I'm a firm believer in family comes first. We will be here when you come back. BIG (((hugs))) & kisses!

Luv ya
Rita

Jenny said...

You are so sweet Teri for doing such a generous thing & always thinking of others. Have a Happy New Years. See you at 2010!

Risa said...

Hello Teri,
You are such a beautiful person and your heart is full of love for everyone!
Take care of yourself and I'm wishing you and your family a beautiful 2010!
hugs
Risa:)

ivy said...

just wanted to wish you & your family a happy new year!
i am thinking of you & wish you well......