Monday, February 13, 2012

joy rising


I had trouble sleeping last night.
I was so full of joy.

A great problem to have, I know.
Last night we finished the facebook auction for Lisa.

We raised over $12,000!

The past couple of weeks has been an incredible experience for me.
I simply had no idea it would be so amazing.

In the past two weeks we have managed to raise over $45,000 for Lisa and her boys.
That total makes my heart burst.

We have well exceeded my original goal of raising enough funds for head stones
for Aaron and Noah. 

We have now allowed a single mother to stay home with her cherubs to help them.
To allow her to focus on healing and loving.

That is an amazing gift to give. 

I simply wanted to say thank YOU...
for your support
for spreading the word
for your wonderful donations
for your wonderful messages
for your sacrifices in your homes and families to help another
for simply loving another person you do not know
for allowing your heart to be touched
for sharing in my joy
for your kindness
for your excitement
for your charity

My joy has been rising the past two weeks.
I am bursting with joy from what we have achieved. 

Thank YOU so, so much.
My heart will never be the same.

Lisa sent me a thank you message to share with you all:

I would just like to thank everyone so much for their love, support, kindess and generosity shown to me and my boys over the past couple of weeks. After our son Noah passed away, we knew we were facing one of the hardest times in our life as we had to learn to live without him. To then lose Aaron less than four months later, can not even be compare, and we are still very much in shock and not believing it is real. 

To have so many people (especially Naomi) show us so much love had given us so much strength. It is so nice to know that so many people from all over the world and also close to home, care so much. I haven't been following things going on with the fundraising very closely as I'm dealing with lots of things going on at home, but when I do have a chance to sit down and take a look I'm blown away. 


Thank you to everyone who has donated money and also goods for the online auction. It is so nice to know that we do not need to worry about finances right now as it's the last thing we want to think about as we come to terms with what has happened. The first thing I will be doing is getting headstones for Noah's and Aaron's graves sorted out and I'm so grateful that I don't have to worry about the cost of them at this time. Thank you from me and my boys from the bottom of our hearts. I don't think I will ever be able to thank everyone enough, but hope that everyone knows how much it means to us. 

Lisa, Jalen, Harri and Kobe King XOXO

This week I will be connecting winners with companies to get items sent out.
Please be patient as I try to balance this around my family.

From Lisa, her boys and from myself. We are full of joy. Thank you so much xx


11 comments:

  1. This is awesome!
    The blogging community is amazing. I love how it rallies together to help people in need.
    Naomi, you are an amazing woman for setting this up.

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  2. I always say that is why we are told to serve others ..... the feelings we have when we show love and concern for others and do something good for them, help us to feel peace and to feel joy in our lives. Lisa will be so blessed by what you have started and done for her. I think it's wonderful.

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  3. You are truly remarkable. I keep thinking about you, worrying eve so slightly about all you are doing and carrying at this time. I'm always here if you need to chat xx

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  4. Well done Naomi! To give Lisa enough cash to help her stay home and deal with whatever she needs to is the greatest gift. It gives her the gift of time. May God Bless you for your generosity in helping her.

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  5. Naomi, you are such a beautiful soul and inspiration. You have given Lisa a gift that reaches far beyond financial help. I have a dear friend who suffered the loss of her first born child, went on to have two babies, fell pregnant with her third and sadly lost her husband before he was born. The world lost a wonderful doctor, husband and father. Two years on and my friend is putting one foot in front of the other. She tells us that this would not be possilbe without support from caring friends. You have given Lisa a little bit of light in what will be her darkest days. Bless you. Rebekah

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  6. Such a fantastic outcome and a great way to involve so many people who would like to help but just dont know how. Lisa and boys you are in our prayers. So many people are thinking of you even though we dont know you personally.

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  7. Oh Na.

    I want to cry, I'm so proud of you! I'm so proud that you put this together, despite the stress you were under and just how tired and overwhelmed you were feeling before this. I am so happy to hear that it has brought you the joy that giving awards us. I hope you feel every single bit of respect and love and awe that people from all over are sending you.

    And to Lisa and the boys - I only wish I could have done more. But I'm proud of the Aussie Blogging community (and others, of course) for again coming together to help a family in need. First Lori and now your family. May we not need to do this again (not because of the money, but because of the tragedy) for a very long time.

    My families love to both families - The Ellis Family and the King Family. xxxx

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  8. What a wonderful gift you are to Lisa and her boys, Naomi! May God bless you always. My heart goes out to Lisa and her beautiful boys, may God's loving arms surround you all during this tragic time.

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  9. I can oly second what Lisa has said, and I too am so overwhelmed by what you have done and the kindness shown to Lisa and the boys close to home and world-wide.
    Bless you Naomi, and everyone who have helped in anyway, and especially for the prayers that have been said on their behalf.
    Love Lorraine.
    xxx

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  10. Oh Naomi. Thank heavens for you, Gorgeous. J x

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  11. never met you Naomi but Im friends with Lisa and just wanted to say I love you x

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