(37 Days Mug – Love More, a gift from Patti to David and me)
So last Wednesday night, my dear Writer Lady/Friend, Patti Digh,
received the kind of scary news that stops you in your tracks.
Her beloved Mr. Brilliant, her husband John, has cancer.
Renal Cell Carcinoma to be exact.
Finding this out was a dart straight to my heart.
I, like so many of Patti’s friends, adore John Ptak, for his humor, his incredible fathering skills, his gentle loving acts, and of course, his brilliance.
The dart was a sharper one than it might have been because
renal cancer is the disease that took my own Dad’s life, way too early,
when I was thirty and he was 53.
As scared and sad as I was when I heard this diagnosis for my friend’s Love,
I am determined to keep light, love and hope around John, Patti, Emma and Tess
as they face these challenges and come through to the other side.
Patti has a vision of returning to Tybee Island on another family vacation, with love and hope intact.
And I am going to share her vision.
So are many, man more of her friends and readers.
In fact a whole community of hearts is surrounding this sweet family,
giving love and shining bright lights on them all.
Amy McCracken, who writes the 3X3X365 blog with Patti and Kathryn, is part of a team organizing ways to help the family out. John is uninsured, you see, so there will definitely be a need for $$ as part of the plan.
In that regard, I have made some changes to my Etsy shop.
From today through October 1, 2012 (and possibly longer depending on how I can keep up with the demand), I will be donating all of the price for these Rock My World rocks to John and the family, and their fight to kick this cancer to the curb asap ! That means $7.50 from each bag of 13 rocks. I will only keep the shipping fees to cover my costs.
So if you have been wanting some Rock My World rocks, now would be a wonderful time to order them. You can enjoy the rock love and also know you are helping provide some extra love and support to this awesome family.
In the mean time, please add your prayers, your love and your light to the waves heading out to John, Patti, Emma and Tess.
Love is the answer, Beautiful Ones.
This I know.
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Teresa