Wow!! You guys rock!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I am really blown away by the response to the Firefly Fund!!! And the Tribute wall. I've already had several submissions, and each one both brings me to tears and makes me smile. I guess I wasn't alone in wanting to remember a loved one.


And thanks so so much to Lisa. You were our very first Firefly Fund donation. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know you say you never win anything, but your generosity has really touched me, so when I have an advance reading copy of Winter Garden, you're at the top of the list!


Again, thanks to everyone who has passed the blog along and put the word out. I always said this blog attracted the very best women in the world and you have proved me right once again. And if you haven't checked out the Tribute Wall recently, give it a look-see.


I'm working out the bugs on the site now--Patricia, are you still having problems? If so, please let me know. And don't give up. :)


Birthday photos tomorrow--I promise. Forgive the recycled photo--it's just how I'm feeling, though.


Aloha,

Kristin

9 Comments:

Anonymous Michelle said...

Kristin- I'm so proud! I have a wish to write a tribute to my grandmother, the very best one in the world, who died not of breast cancer but of Colon cancer. Is that OK?

I will keep the fund in my thoughts so I can donate when funds become available :)

I have to run to work. (I'm thrilled for all of us!!)

October 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Thank you, Kristin! I am speechless, for a change - HA! I will treasure my gift.

I am completely thrilled to be supporting this cause, and couldn't stop thinking of the endless possibilities of fund-raising, for most of last night. This could be HUGE!

The Tributes posted are very touching indeed, and my heart goes out to each of you who have lost someone to this disease.

Many in my life have been affected, but none close to me have lost the battle thus far. I am hopeful for them, each and every day. And, group efforts of awareness have made so many things possible for a cure.

I recall my very first Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure walk, many years ago. We were hard pressed to find matching pink shirts for our walking group to purchase. Now, pink is the new black! And, I love it. It's always been my favorite color, and to know what it now represents - is priceless. Awareness is everything! My husband told me last night that the NFL has select players that will be sporting not only pink wrist bands, and ribbons this month, but also PINK CLEATS !!!! I love it!

Keep up the fight, all you strong survivors!

Fireflys - spread the word, let's keep these donations flowing!

Many thanks again, K!

Lisa

October 2, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Patricia T. said...

Kristin,
For some reason, I still can not access the site. I wonder if others will have problems. Will be patient. I clicked on Donate Now and everything else, but the following message below appears when I click on the site:

"Not Acceptable
An appropriate representation of the requested resource /support/donations.html could not be found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."

And, congratulations to Lisa -- she was the one who guessed the project was related to breast cancer!

Patricia

October 2, 2009 at 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Kayla said...

Hey to all! Sorry to have introduced myself a month ago and not to have written lately.

I have been super busy moving and fighting the never-ending battle with my son and soon-to-be ex-husband.

I really appreciate all that each and everyone of you contribute to make this blog such a comfortable place to get together and everything all of you are doing to make the world a better place. Love the Tribute Page.

Hoping that all the issues in my life get worked out soon. I am so ready to be close to a routine wherein I can relax some and resume a little bit of a social life. Either I am going to have to start getting out more or I'm pulling my hair out, one or the other.

Keep up all the good work and continue to inspire all of us women to just keep on being "us", Kristin. I love it.

Take care,

Kayla

October 5, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Dear Michelle--

Of course. I'd love to have your grandmother included. All fireflies are welcome. :)

Thanks for the great support.

October 6, 2009 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Lisa,

Your support is really so inspiring and I'm so grateful. And I totally love anyone who does the walks/runs for breast cancer. That's next on my list. I guess I need to get some pink running shorts. :)

You'll get your WG in mid November, I think. An early stocking stuffer. :)

October 6, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Patricia---

First of all, thanks so much for even trying to donate. I am counting on you and the rest of the fireflies to help me figure out how to best use this fund's donations next year. i know you'll all have killer ideas.

If you're still having trouble, try WWW.AthenaPartners.org. Click on the Firefly Fund link on the first page and then go to donate. Does that work?

Bless you! It is so amazingly cool to see such familiar names coming through...

October 6, 2009 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Kayla---

Don't start pulling your hair out! :) Believe me, we'll all been there more than a few times, and sadly, I guess we'll all be there again. And you're right--friends can make ALL the difference. Although I'm not good at taking my own advice, I know that "getting out" and hanging with friends can make a world of difference. At the very least, reach out by phone and just talk to people. Honestly, I don't get together with my girlfriends nearly often enough, but we talk on the phone A LOT and it keeps me sane. Or as close to sane as possible. Best of luck and keep in touch. We have some wonderful women on this blog and you can definitely make some friends...

October 6, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

WG in mid-November? How perfect, my birthday is the 19th and it is the BIG 4-0 !! Yikes. Your book will help ease that pain, no doubt! =)

October 11, 2009 at 11:35 AM  

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