Sunday, November 18, 2007

Words of Encouragement

As I was out and about visiting other blogs today, I came across a post over at The Not Quite Crunchy Parent blog which reminded me of all the words of encouragement we received and still do receive on Gus' Caringbridge site. MC Milker has written a post called "Caring Through CarePages" about how she has been lurking around one that has been set up for a child who has leukemia. This little guy goes to preschool with her child.

I can't even begin to tell you all how encouraging it was to us to find out that we had received comments. Some were short and to the point and others were long...all were refreshing and gave us so much love. Just that fact that someone had checked in on us was encouraging.

So, if you are ever at a CarePage or Caringbridge page, please be sure to leave a comment. It doesn't matter if you actually know the person or not. In fact, that is exactly how I met Judi, Grayson's mom...she had commented on Gus' page after he had died and we started corresponding. So, don't have to really know the family to spread God's love and encourage one another.

I challenge you this week to find a Caringbridge or CarePage site and just leave a comment. Some pages are private, but there are plenty of ones out there that are not. Of course, you can always visit some of the kids we have listed in the sidebar.

You really can make a difference....


Crys said...

I think this is a wonderful idea. I can't tell you how many people I have met and now consider dear friends all because they posted a comment on Noah's website. What a strength you all have been to me... and continue to be.

Much Love,

Esther said...

I love reading how you address childrens issues in your blog. I'm so impressed that you are reaching out to the blogging community with information on the topics you discuss. It's great to follow your blog.

My blog went private, so I wanted to send you an invite. If you email me at, I can send you the invite. Hugs, Esther

Carrie said...

Great post! It used to drive my sister crazy when people would visit Emma's carepage and not comment. I was her worst offender! Apparently just because I called daily that didn't count. Sisters...gotta love them!

Crys said...

Jenny, there is an award waiting for you over at Memoirsofamommyblog.
Much Love,