Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today


Look how beautiful the river was this morning when I set out on my walk....


.. and look how happy James was when I handed him $465 this morning... thanks to you beautiful readers. He is going to buy a washing machine. My heart sings at the thought of what we have done. My mind is spinning... how can I do this...... like.....always? My generous readers, carry his smile in your heart today and it will be a good day.

 Before - sans washing machine.

After - avec washing machine.
Always smiling.
James, you give so much more back, remember that.


...and look how resourceful my little tacker is..... in identifying what he is eating. Paper plates of course.... too much washing up in the dark otherwise.

It is a good day.

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23 comments:

  1. Wow that's amazing! What an incredible thing you did for James, he will never forget that!! These floods have brought out the best in everyone, I guess everything does happens for a reason. I can't believe you still have no power, ours was out for a week in Jindalee, I thought that was a challenge. You certainly stop taking it for granted once you have it back again. Have a good day :-)

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  2. Wow that's amazing! What an incredible thing you did for James, he will never forget that!! These floods have brought out the best in everyone, I guess everything does happens for a reason. I can't believe you still have no power, ours was out for a week in Jindalee, I thought that was a challenge. You certainly stop taking it for granted once you have it back again. Have a good day :-)

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  3. You have the best attitude! ;-)

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  4. AM mother nature is truly inspiring even after.....and James...he makes my heart sing :)

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  5. What a wonderful thing to do A-M, the look on James' face says it all....

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  6. So lovely to see you shining your light on other beautiful souls.
    It's your destiny. Lap it up.

    Love Luma

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  7. Doing a good thing for someone else is good for the soul.
    Glad to see you are feeling a little brighter.
    Have been thinking of you as you have given us so much wonderful inspiration with our house build, almost a little too much as we have pinched many ideas from the house that A-M built.
    Will send you some pics when we are done.
    Hope your day continues to be a good one.
    Mekaela x

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  8. Wow $465 is sooooo fantastic!!! I can't believe it! It's so nice to feel like you can actually make a difference to people isn't it and thank YOU A-M for giving us the opportunity to do so and for thinking of others even while you're cooking and eating in the dark!
    That's SO cute, K with his head torch on! :)
    Jxx

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  9. :-) My kids love eating by headlamp when camping.

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  10. Oh, Sweetheart, look what goodness you have harnessed through one simple gesture. Gorgeous. And I love the ingenuity displayed at dinner time! J x

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  11. You are such a trouper! I love your positive attitude! I think of you and the boys often.

    XO,
    Jane {From Chicago}

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  12. Wow, that is fantastic news! So happy for James and that you were there for him. He deserves every break he gets. Thank you A-M xxx
    Your boys crack me up!

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  13. Every professional Fundraiser in this country needs to grovel at your feet dear A-M, you could teach each & every one of them a thing or 2! Bravo to you for what you've achieved in such a short time & with not a smidgie of soul destroying red tape or drama. James's smile couldn't get any wider.
    Millie x

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  14. You are just beautiful A-M. Such a gentle and loving soul. Enjoy your week. Emma. xx

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  15. You are such selfless person, even thinking of others who are in need when you are still without power. It must be hard to be without power for so long, especially with children. You truly have a heart of Gold.

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  16. You're like a mini Oprah, and I mean that as a compliment. The image of your boy with the light is funny - my daughter has to see everything in case we've snuck in something not to her liking. My husband isn't overly keen on candle light because he likes to see his food. So yeah, I could definitely envision that at our table if we were in the same circumstances.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  17. Your last 3 posts are so lovely. You're such an open hearted soul, it's wonderful to read about it. James looks beautiful with that big smile on his face. I'm sorry I missed the collection, I would have loved to have contributed to such a Brisbane gem. Hope you get some electricity soon..Rachaelxx

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  18. Wouldn't it be helpful at the moment if QLD had daylight saving...I know the curtains might fade but at least you would have light at dinner time! Robx

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  19. The river looks so serene in the first pic- its hard to believe how different it looked only a week ago! And the last one of your son with the headlamp- hopefully it helps make the situation feeling more like a fun camping adventure!

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  20. I am so glad that James is going to buy a washer for himself! He is such a wonderful and giving man himself and so inspiring to me! I will carry his smile and his story in my heart always! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help! :)
    Love the last pic, very creative!! I hope that things are getting better every day.

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  21. A-M, I hope you and the boys feel so proud, what a wonderful act of kindness. Bravo to your readers who helped you raise the money for James.
    Stay positive.... Julie in Holland ;)

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  22. I'm impressed with what you were able to accomplish with your blog and with the resourcefullness at home. Things seem to be looking brighter.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx