Monday, September 15, 2008

Charity: Water Update

Generous friends have now brought Ted's Charity: Water birthday gifts to a total (so far...his birthday is still a week away) of $1,163. We also found out that all money given for these September birthdays will be matched, so yeah, that means just Ted's total is at $2,326. The goal is to get to $2,000 ($4,000 once matched), which is half of a well. I can't wait to find out how this whole project finishes by the end of September.

Amazing stuff this is.

And now for your inspirational quotes of the day:

1. During my long drive on the 405 freeway Sunday, I heard a hippie-dippy yoga instructor on NPR's Speaking of Faith say something pretty profound. I'm too tired to go into the context, but here it is anyway: "Unforgiveness is the poison you drink hoping someone else will die."

2. We had dinner Saturday night with some friends we really want parenting advice from, since all three of their kids some of the most pleasant, well-mannered, intelligent, and compassionate kids I've ever known. Keri said, "My kids aren't angelic, they're simply civilized."

Like usual, I forgot the cable to transfer photos to the computer. The delightful Julie loaned her phone to Abe yesterday so he could take care of some business at dinner (not too civilized, I know), and he took this one of himself:
How wonderful to meet Julie and Steven, such lovely and caring people.

Now it's dinner time at the Rooney house.

CJ: forgive me?


Claudia said...

This is just fantastic! I'm linking to Ted's page from my blog - hope you don't mind.

Carol said...

So happy that Ted's birthday fund is growing. What a great way to honor someone's birthday! This idea is catching on. Our pastor at church on Sunday asked the congregation to give any gifts that might have been for him on his birthday to Hurricane Ike relief efforts. This is what we are called to do! Thanks again for the link.

mama becca said...

Amazing that you've raised so much. Awesome! And I love Abe's photo. Made me laugh out loud!

Gretchen said...

Ummm. Maybe.

I was leaning towards yes- but I haven't received a response from you yet today. Hmmmm. Might you be made at me due to the email I sent this very morning?

Blog Shmog said...

That is so great! It's really neat to hear people are participating!

Nikki said...

That is wonderful!


PVZ said...

So Abe is already taking after Mom with his creative photography.