This is the 500th post on Land of Abe. To celebrate, I would like to do something good. And I would like your help. I have quite a few lurkers on this blog. For those of you who don’t know blog lingo, lurkers aren’t as ominous as they sound. They’re people who read the blog but don’t leave comments. I like getting comments because they spark discussion and foster a sense of community. (And they reassure me that I’m not just talking to myself.)
Let’s use our little community to help others. Please leave a comment answering this question: What is the nicest thing that someone has done for you? It doesn’t have to be giving-a-free-car nice, just something meaningful to you. For every comment that you leave, Greg and I will give $1 to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Greg’s awesome employer will match our donation, so that’s $2 per comment.
I could write a book about all of the people who walked into the darkness of our lives last year and offered a little light. One of those people was a photographer from Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep who came to our hospital room at 11 p.m. on a Friday to take photos after Genevieve died. Those photos are my most cherished possession. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep has a network of professional photographers across the country who volunteer their time and resources to photograph infants who have died or are near death. I’m very sorry that this organization needs to exist, but I’m so grateful that we have it.
One comment per person. Please leave it here, not on Facebook. And share this link with your friends because I’m going to feel very sad if I have to write a $3 check. How about 100 comments? Or 500?
You have until 5 p.m. (CDT) Thursday. Let’s do this!