Friends. I don’t even know what to do with all of you. So much love and rejoicing and virtual hugging and honest-to-goodness tears on our behalf. We’re totally and completely overwhelmed.
Today I deposited two big checks and got out enough cash ($414) to pay our children the money we’ve borrowed from them (and bought them each a pint of raspberries and two pairs of Old Navy flip-flops in lieu of interest, except for Livi whose feet are too big for the biggest size of women’s flip-flops at Old Navy. Sigh.).
I paid more hospital bills, and Gabe called three collection agencies trying to negotiate (one yes, one no, one maybe).
Then I freaked out for a hot second about us not having health insurance and WHATIFTHISALLHAPPENSAGAIN??? And God whispered, “Child, tell me you’re joking.”
And I said, “Ha, ha, yep. Totally trusting!” (and I am)
We visited our sweet baby neighbor Judah in the hospital (his last evening of chemo for this third of seven rounds). He’s so awesome. We love him like nuts.
And my heart hurt for the many, many people we saw in the lobby, friends and family of an 8-year-old boy who got shot in the head while riding in a car last night here in Columbus, waiting to hear if he’ll make it or not. Their tears have me worried. Please pray for that little guy and all those who love him.
And now I have another debt to repay: to YOU.
(And yes, this will take me over 300 words again today. You can stop reading in 60 if you want.)
As a THANK YOU to everyone who has loved us and prayed us through the past two years, I want to give you a gift. TWO gifts. (and I’m making this available to anyone–you don’t really have to love us and/or have prayed for us)
FIRST GIFT: (this one is unlimited)
FREE e-book of your choice:
1.) Once Upon the Internet
2.) The Husband’s Guide to Getting Lucky
3.) The Wife Life
4.) We Dream of Cambodia
5.) Yet-to-be-titled (oh, and yet-to-be-written) e-book about Un-schooling (in other words, you won’t be getting this prize for awhile)
SECOND GIFT: (to first 50 commenters)
Your choice of the following:
1.) a copy of Is That All He Thinks About? (paperback)
2.) a Sinner/Saint t-shirt (size L, XL, 2X, 3X–while supplies last)
3.) a Cambodian worship CD (while supplies last)
4.) a copy of Expecting sent to the pregnancy center of your choice (in your honor)
Just leave a comment telling me 1.) which SECOND GIFT you want (if you’re one of the first 50 to comment). AND shoot me an e-mail telling me which FREE E-BOOK you want (and your mailing address if you’re one of the first 50 and want #1, 2, or 3, and the pregnancy center address if you want #4.)
Is this too confusing?? You can do it!
Thanks again so, so much, friends! Hugs and smooches to all of you!