thank you.

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that everyone that comes into your life has a purpose. There are some days that I think that I’ve outgrown blogging, that its something I don’t have time for anymore and then something like this, this and this (to name a few) happens and I am so incredibly inspired by the blogging community.

You guys, I honestly cannot thank you enough for the kindness that you’ve shown in regards to this post. I am 100% blown away. Putting Dena’s story up here was the least I could do and I thought maybe someone would donate but I never in my wildest dreams thought that so many of you would share her story and donate. Words can’t even describe how happy all of your comments, tweets, emails and texts have meant to me and I know they mean even more to Dena.

I needed this. A lot. And I just wanted to thank you all, so very much, for everything. For always.

kindness |



  1. LynzyJanuary 24, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Wow. What a scary, scary thing! It is so amazing though, that this blogging community really sticks together and we fight together as well! :)

    xx L

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  3. EileenJanuary 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

    This is a reminder of what blogging can do. Thank you for sharing Dena’s story. We love you

  4. Julie & LaurenJanuary 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Love it, you should be proud!! XO

  5. AlexJanuary 24, 2013 at 9:54 am

    You did a great thing for Dena; I’m just glad I could help spread her story :)

  6. ritaJanuary 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    thank you for doing a great thing! there are so many kind things we could all do each and every day – but more often than not, we don’t. and this time you did. so glad the blog world has rallied to support dena… and that you are finding support from this, too! xo

  7. Grace - Stripes & SequinsJanuary 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    you should be very proud :) and if you ever even think about stopping blogging..

  8. Nicole LevineJanuary 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing Dena’s story with us. You have done an amazing thing for her and for all of us by making us aware and allowing us to help her out! Sending you a virtual hug.

  9. EmilyJanuary 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thank YOU for sharing Dena’s story and being so inspirational! Yours was actually the first blog I heard Dena’s story on, and I was so moved by it and the support that others showed to her. I’m glad that I was able to help spread the word with my IFB article — here’s to making a difference!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  10. beckyJanuary 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you for writing about this. I would have never known about Dena. I just donated and I’m still blown away by her story. Thank you.
    The Pumpkin Spot

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