God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
(2 Corinthians 1:3b-4, NLT)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

a big thank-you

I wanted to post a huge thank-you to Amy from Denver Diaper Co. Every month, she runs a fund-raiser on the first Friday, called 5% Day. On that day, she gives 5% of every sale to a charity or family that she chooses ahead of time, and her customers get 5% off, or they can choose to donate their 5%, making the total donation 10%.
This month, Amy chose our family to be the recipients of the donations. She had me write up a little guest-post on the DDC blog, giving a short summary of everything we've been through so far. It was hard to shorten it down, because there is so much to tell, but here is the blog with my post.
We really appreciate any fund-raising help we can get. While our insurance does help a lot in paying for Faith's medical care, we still have a lot of medical bills from pregnancy stuff and actually having her, and our deductible and co-pays for all of her stuff. And the cost of supporting essentially two households is outrageous and really hard to do, especially now that Dave lost his job and is just working part-time. We'll have to pay for our room at the
Devon Nicole House, as well as groceries and other general needs while we're there. I'll have to pay for public transportation to get around in Boston, and Dave still has the car at home to put gas into, along with our rent, utilities, and groceries for them at home. And it's a long, fairly expensive trip for Dave and my mom to bring the boys out to visit, since they'll have to stay over 3 nights on the way out. Luckily, my brother's house will be one of those nights, but that still makes 2 hotels, on top of gas and food to get out here, and lodging, food, gas, and parking once they are here. We have multiple flights to pay for, and when we do finally get to go home, we'll have to fly back out every 2 months for as long as Faith stays on Omegaven.
I'm not trying to make everyone feel bad for us, or give us money... I just wanted to say thanks again to Amy for sponsoring us with this fundraiser, and to Ashley for the pack & play, and to everyone else who has helped us along the way so far. Your love and generosity are greatly appreciated!!

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