Thursday, December 13, 2012

FLOWER LADY Widow LOVE Offering Request


Sometimes in blogland life, we bloggers( real people behind keyboard keys), get the opportunity to help in practical ways to someone in need . If we are very lucky, it is someone we truly care about. I am starting a Flowerlady Widow Love Offering, for a very sweet blogger many of you know and have grown to love, Flowerlady.

 Lorraine lost her husband not even a week ago, after 43 years of marriage. They had no children , and many in her following crowd, feel as if she is part of our family...in the blogsphere world. How this is going to work, is you can make a donation to my paypal account ( ginam617@yahoo.com), in any amount. You do this by logging into your account, and hitting the SEND Money Link at the top left of your account. Send it as a gift, otherwise paypal will deduct fees thinking I have sold an ebay item. In the field where it says note to seller or recipient, write for Flowerlady Lorraine Love Offering. Please include your name, your blog's name if you have one, and your blog name if it is different from your real name. I am going to give her a list of donors, unless you want yours to be private- just specify that in your notes, I am going to do this until Christmas Day( Dec. 25th), and then send her a email with the total amount that we have come up with to help her in her first year of being without her special DH. This will be our Christmas gift to her-from all of us. I will send her a check/money order with the FULL amounts donated as one larger amount by December 26th, 2012.

 If you would prefer sending me a check, please let me know and I can give you my address.You can make the check out to her or me. 
I understand this is hard at Christmas time, to give extra money, but I also know that each of us can waste money at Christmas time( really all year), on items we will soon forget or never use. You will not forget helping out Flowerlady in her time of need and sorrow. ANY Amount will be appreciated. I am starting this fund with 100.00. But every 5, 10, 20 dollar donation will add up, so please consider donating for her. Also please link this post in your blog, if you believe it may raise more funds for her . MAKE SURE WHEN YOU DONATE, TO INCLUDE THAT IT IS FOR LORRAINE FLOWERLADY LOVE OFFERING, AND DONATE AS A GIFT. I sell on ebay and need to see that it is a GIFT for her in your send money paypal donation.

I hope you all will consider this, if even just a few donations are sent in...it will be helpful and appreciated. If you are unable to do so, that is also ok. Sometimes we are unable to help financially ourselves, but do take a few moments to pray for her and her peace and well-being during this hard time . She needs our prayers just as much.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27

Thank you ,
Gina
AntiqueARTGarden
 

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea Gina...I'm headed over to Paypal right now. Thanks for doing this.

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    1. I appreciate your helping Susan,very kind, thanks much!

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  2. Lorraine is indeed a part of our family, one of the sweetest bloggers I know. And through the years we have followed the couple's projects throughout her home and garden. If anyone deserves a love- gift it is she. I will be going to paypal later today to help out. Thank you for doihg this for Rainy!

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    1. I am so glad you feel that way, bless you Jeri!

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  3. Wonderful idea, Gina! Lorraine has been a dear friend ever since I started blogging. Thank you for doing this.

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  4. Dear Gina and all donors ~ Thank you all so much for your gifts. They mean a lot to me and I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    FlowerLady Lorraine

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  5. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/clever-chicks-blog-hop-19-hog-wash_27.html





    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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  6. Rainey is my older sister and I thank you for doing this for her. We had lost contact with each other for the last 16 years and it was such a shock when her DH passed away. I have recently found her blogs and love reading them and about all her friends. She is such a sweet person and I thought she would be all alone with Mark gone, but I was wrong, she has so much in all of you. Thank you again and may God Bless you all.

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