Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Over & Done --Thank you

Well, the benefit for my brother Paul is done....it was quite an experience, and it turned out wonderfully, and I'm so glad it's over!  LOL  I was overwhelmed by the sweetness, generosity, and willingness to "pitch in" that we ran across while planning for and having the benefit, it really gives you a renewed sense that there are really a lot of really wonderful people in this world! ....REALLY!  (sorry, just having a little fun with words ;oP)

I'd like to thank my beautiful cousins Vicki, Becky, Michelle, and Linda for all that they did.  I could never thank them enough for what they did, it was a thing of beauty and love and I love them forever for it.

 Left to Right:  Karen, Vicki, Linda, Michelle, Becky

I also received so many gifts and donations from my online friends...my family was amazed by how many "strangers" helped out (of course, I know that online friends are NOT really strangers, they are just friends that you haven't seen yet!)  lol  I would like to thank all of you who helped by sending something and/or shared your stories and prayers with us.  It warms my heart REALLY!  I'd like to send special thanks to the EtsyTwitter team, there was a lot of love that came from the gals in that group and I REALLY appreciate it! 

Oh, and a HUGE thank you to Brenda Fisher and The GATINAS!!!! 

Here are some of the people who helped out--please go and visit their shops and give them some love, they are wonderful people who make wonderful things!!
iSew
Cedar Junction
Pieceful Bits
Mikiye
Handmade by Sandi
Cape Cod Jewelry
Firebird House
Foxy G Knits
Blue Cole
Holly So Lightly
High Desert Rose
Casual Cottage
Beans Things
Shes Sew Pretty
Threepeats Jewelry
Rick Rack Queen
Books Around the Clock
Starbaby Online
Bertrams Bowdoir
ReBop Shop

I hope I didn't forget anyone!  If I accidently left you off the list, please contact me so I can get you on here!

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped or prayed or were one of the over 300 people who came to enjoy and support!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥♥♥

7 comments:

Suzanne@threepeats said...

I'm glad the benefit was such a success. It was a pleasure to help!

foxygknits said...

I am also glad that the benefit was a huge success. It truly was a pleasure to have been able to participate in some small way.

Sandi said...

Karen,

I'm so glad your even was successful. My prayers go to you and your family.

Sandi

Mikiye Creations said...

Karen,

I am SO delighted to see that everything came together and was a successful benefit! Blessings to you all.

She'sSewPretty said...

It's good to hear that the benefit was a success. I hope your brother's health improves!

Marilyn said...

Karen, I'm so happy that the benefit was a success! I know that your brother and his family still have a struggle ahead. Thank YOU for letting your online friends participate in a small way to help make it a success.

Sandra/ReBop Shop said...

300 people?! Wow, congratulations on your beautiful event.

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