Wednesday, October 19, 2011

One Person Can Make A Difference: My happiest post ever!

Hey everybody!

It's with tears that I write this blog post.

On July 15th, I received an email from my friend Meg (Art Feeds captain and Ghana travel partner) that told me she was contacted by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to see if she had a nomination for a new home after the Joplin tornado. First, however, I must say that I'm amazed that she herself turned down the opportunity to be a nominee - what a giver!!!

(sorry, I cropped it so y'all didn't call Tom...haha!)

Then, we had to keep it a SUPER SECRET!

For Tom's birthday Mere and I took them out to dinner and they told us their super secret (they were nominated), and Mere blurted out my super secret (I helped nominate them) - it was fun and sweet and exciting and all that good stuff.

But from that moment on... Mere and I had "diarrhea stomach" as she likes to call it. Haha! We knew that the camera crews had been spending time with Tom, and I knew that if I texted him today and got no answer, it would be because they took his phone away and sent him on a vacation.

I texted.

No answer. (heart started beating faster and faster)

Then, I saw it:

Can you believe my excitement?? To know that I had a hand in helping out my lifelong best friend and his family when he needed help the most is one of the most amazing moments of my life.

Jesus is amazing me today, and I realize that one person can have a huge impact on another person's life!

Or, as one of Mere's favorite quotes says:
Anyone who thinks they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.

I'm so happy I could dance: (look at Tom and me - we're silly)

I love this family:

Talk to you soon,

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