Saturday, May 03, 2008

What You Can Do

Thank you for all of the prayers and the requests to help. Please don't think I've been avoiding the latter, or blowing off the offers of beads, cookies, anything. I am humbled by your offers and have been giving some serious thought to what we need.

You know what I need? A way to explain to LW when she's older that even though I empathically do NOT believe this happened for a reason ... short of finding the cure for all cancer, there could not be a reason that would justify this happening to her ... even though this didn't happen for a reason, good still sprang from it. As good can spring from heartbreaking situations.

At the risk of sounding like a lifetime movie or a book by Mitch Albom ... I want to give her a book of good deeds done in her name.

So, my friends ... you asked, here's my answer. Do a good deed, one you wouldn't ordinarily do. Give a banana to the homeless guy, take a Starbucks gift card to a nurse and ask her to give it to a Mom or Dad who really needs it. Mow someone's lawn.

And then tell me about it. You can post it here, or post it on your blog and send me the link. Or email it to lizardeater at gmail dot com.

I'll compile all those and get a book printed. And when she's old enough to ask, "Why?" I'll explain that there is no why. But that good things can still result. And that there were a whole bunch of people sending her love, and the way they showed that love was through action.


Lilylou said...

What a good idea, LE! I'm going to start thinking about this right away.

My Brand Of Crazy... said...

What a wonderful, splendid idea!
I'm on it!
And I'm going to copy/post (with a link to your site) on my blog, so it can keep going and going and going!
Which means it's gonna be a really, really BIG BOOK!
Love and hugs to you all!

Earthbound Spirit said...

Great idea! I'm on the lookout for possibilities to participate.

Anonymous said...

You betcha. What a great idea!

ogre said...

I can see it... and here's Vol IV of LW's Big Book o'Good Deeds...

(Your last remark triggered this--a quarter in the jukebox:

Long as I remember the rain been comin' down
Clouds of myst'ry pourin' confusion on the ground
Good men through the ages tryin' to find the sun
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain

Christine Robinson said...

lighting a candle for you this am! I hope this pause in the action is refreshing. Christine

Karen said...

I love this idea! I'll get back to you when I think up a deed. :)

Random Musings said...

I am on it!
I am also going to link to my blog.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..