121+ HUGS, Lots of kids, Lots of adults (Hubby kept count with a knitting counter and I hugged 121 different people today!)
Wow. I am speechless. Let me get right down to it, all in all I have raised (so far) $2192.64 for the Doughtie family. I can’t thank you all enough. There were so many special moments today I wish I could share them all, but I am so exhausted I don’t know if I could even remember them. There is one though that really stood out that I want to share with you.
She was a teenager whose mother didn’t seem interested in all in what I was doing. She kept looking at me and the table until finally when they were ready to leave she asked her mom if she could give a donation. Her mom responded with, “It’s your money (and not in a nice way).” She shyly placed her money in the bin. I asked if I could hug her and she melted in to my arms. With tears in her eyes she said, “I am so sorry you have to go through this.” I thanked her and let her know that I didn’t, but I wanted to help the family that did. She quickly changed her thought to, “I am so sorry they have to go through this” and then she walked away. I just wanted to cry. She was so obviously moved and it took everything I had not to grab her one more time in a great big hug. Instead, her 2 year old sister started ambling toward me so I put all of my energy into that great big hug. (She was my 100th person of the day by the way!)
Please enjoy the pictures that hubby so lovingly took.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.