This is so amazing, and I am honored to be a part of this community as well as this "movement" so to speak.
I have met Jill at BlogHer after her panel and was just delighted with her sweetness and all around general goodness. She was one of those "must meet bloggers" while I was there. As I am not "star struck" since I live in So Cal and they are a dime a dozen, I am, however, blog struck by some of my most favorite bloggers.
While I am only just a face and someone I've tweeted with or commented on her blog or participated in her message boards, she is absolutely amazing and has completely restored my faith in my fellow bloggers as well as "neighbors". The saying really does ring true, "Blog Friends are Real Friends". Not to mention she is hilariously funny and I can't wait to read her book coming out soon. I've pre-ordered mine have you?
Anyway, I am fortunate enough to not have to struggle to put food on my table at Thanksgiving but I know there are so many that are. And while I wish that I could help everyone, I can't.....but Jill over at Scary Mommy did. And I read her post and "immediately said What can I do to help".
What she did is something indescribable. I read the "after post" so to speak, and the piece ABC did on it, and literally had tears in my eyes. (I'm a huge sap that way) I was wowed! And I was honored that I was able to participate, and I was amazed and thrilled that all these wonderful families were going to have a special Thanksgiving.
A Thanksgiving to be with family, friends and loved ones, to sit with full bellies and a warm heart and most importantly a renewed sense of faith in humanity.
If you missed it this year, I am sure there is still a way to help and if not, don't worry it'll be back next year and I'm sure better than ever!