When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

January 25, 2010

Delurk for Haiti at Pure Joy

Pure Joy Creative

Jamie is a dear friend of mine. Her personal blog is Pure Joy.
I received an email the other day asking if I could help her out in raising some much needed funds for the people of Haiti. She writes...


"As I tuck my kids into bed at night, I'm not worried about if they'll be warm enough, or safe from harm. When they wake in the morning I don't worry about what they will eat for breakfast. When we need a drink of water we just go to the sink and turn on the faucet, or go to the fridge for a cold glass of milk. I have MANY luxuries that people around the world do not. I am very wealthy compared to the many people in the world who have little to nothing.

I've been wrestling with the thought of how I could help the people in Haiti. Simple me. One person. Living miles away from them. In my comfortable home. With a roof over my head. Water in my pipes. And all my family safe and accounted for. I know that I am BLESSED beyond imagination.

I had a thought. One that many other bloggers have had. I wanted to get other people involved. I wanted to let other people find a way to help out those in Haiti who are trying to rebuild their lives. So, here's what I am doing.

For one week, from right now until Friday, January 29th at noon (CST) I will be asking for your help. For every comment that is left on this post I will donate $0.15 and for every new public follower I will donate $0.25. (up to $100). So what does it cost you? Nothing. Just leave a comment. Tell me your name, where you're from, something, anything. Just a comment. Or follow this blog and your donation will be even greater.

It gets better. If you'd like to help out in an even bigger way I have two more opportunities for you. I will donate 50% of any purchase from my etsy store before Friday, January 29th at noon. AND if you book a photography session with me before Friday (doesn't have to take place before Friday and does not include weddings) I will also donate 50% of the session fee.

Isn't that awesome? So head on over and leave a comment for her. Become a follower. If you can make a purchase from her shop or book a photography session. You will be taking part in helping the people of Haiti.


  1. This is simply wonderful. I'll certainly be stopping by Jamie's blog. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Thanks so much visiting my blog, Lanie and helping spread the word on Delurking for Haiti! I was so happy to join Jamie in the effort! :)

  3. That is a wonderful idea! I also want to tell you that that is a lovely photograph of you and your mom on the sidebar. I am so sorry for your loss. Again...such a lovely pic. You both look beautiful. :)

  4. I am a follower, too! I am also a born raised Texan. I married into the military and have moved around ever since...so not in Texas anymore. But my family is.

  5. This is wonderful! Stopping by to say hi! Have a PEAR-fect day.

  6. Pear and French Picnic are glad to are blogging about such great things. :)