Thursday, December 11, 2008

Speechless

Yeah. That's not my normal mode of operation. I have only ever been rendered speechless a few times in my life. Like the time when, when, when,........ Nope. I can not think of one single instance in my life that I was without something to say. Most people tend to ask if I actually ever shut- up or if I talk in my sleep too.

This morning however, I woke up at my normal 4am. Started the coffee pot, flipped on the news and went about booting up to start reading my favorite blogs. I go clickity, click, click, click and start my day with NukeDad (don't tell his wife that I wake up with him daily). And this is what I find. Go click it I'll wait.

Overwhelmed is the only word to sum up my reaction. Tears started filling my eyes. I could not believe how wonderful and sweet these people are. I take that back. I read these blogs daily and I know that these are wonderful, funny and sweet people who constantly entertain me. I just never expected all or any of them to do anything like this. I feel like George Bailey, without the suicidal tendencies.

I clicked his links, which happen to be my next two blogs I would be visiting on any given day (Being Michael's Daddy and Big Bad Daddy Rant)and I find these posts. Go click again, I'll still be here when you get back.

I was getting more bowled over by the minute. I ran upstairs and woke up Mr. Weasel, who normally doesn't wake up until about 7am, to show him the blogs. He too was in disbelief. And grateful. And feeling undeserving. And taken aback, overwhelmed and I could go on and on (so much for speechlesss, huh?). He stopped cursing me for waking him after he read.

In these tough economic times, we know that we are not in this boat alone. We know that there are many people much worse off than we are. We know that the unemployment rate is the highest in a long time and sooo many have been struglling far worse and longer than we have.

Yesterday, I read this at Hope Floats and want to contribute myself. I know this funny lady has been struggling for months and months. I am so grateful for all that I have, and grateful for these wonderful people. We are honored and humbled ~ it's not easy to humble me ~ that they would do this for us. We feel a little guilty and undeserving, but mostly we feel blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives and in our world.

To Tom, Big Bad Daddy and Nukedad ~ the only words we have are Thank You. That doesn't seem like enough. It doesn't sum up how we feel, but you have left us speechless.

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24 comments:

Melisa said...

I might add, after only one meeting with Weaselmomma, that I already know that rendering her Speechless is a difficult thing to do. (ha ha: NO OFFENSE, girlfriend: I'm a chatty cathy too! LOL)

Very sweet, guys.

terri said...

I am in tears. These guys are great. What wonderful friends. And don't forget, you are someone special. It takes someone very special to inspire actions like theirs.

Bad Momma said...

How cool! You have touched many lives and made many friends.

Proof that Blog Friends are real people. Real good people! Yes, World of Weasels, there is a Santa Claus!

NukeDad said...

No thanks necessary. Everyone needs a little help now and then and I have no doubt that the Weasels will pay it forward 10 fold. Merry Christmas Barb!

Melissa said...

I have found that there really are some truly amazing people out there in bloggerland. Sounds like quite a few have found you!

Thanks for the linky! And I hope that dollar amount keeps getting bigger and bigger!

Nap Warden said...

Wow...that is so great! What wonderful bloggy friends:)

Weaselmomma said...

@ Melisa ~ oh, there is no offense. My Mom called me motor mouth since I was a small child. It is Big, that I am speechless.

@ Terri ~ they are really something else, aren't they?

@ Bad Momma ~ This is definitely real friendship and then some.

@ NukeDad ~ I still have no words. You're okay for an old dude.(What, not even 10 yrs on me?)

@ Melissa ~ yes, there are some very special types.

@ Nap Warden ~ I've said before, I have the best readers anywhere.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Awesome. Truly, truly awesome.

I hope your family has a wonderful holiday - I see it already is a blessed one!

nonna said...

obviously, i'm very happy about the donation thing, and i hope yall get enough to have a great christmas.

BUT

i still think stinking google should be made to pay up for what you had earned. does anybody know what the terms/conditions of those ad contracts say? how do they justify just not paying. do they have a loophole built in or what?

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wow, what wonderful guys. I'm so happy for you and your family. This post touched my heart.

Big Bad Daddy said...

I just want to say like NukeDad said. No thanks are neccesary. It's what we could do. Thanks for all the support over at my place and I can't wait for the party on Saturday!

Weaselmomma said...

@ Colleen ~ Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

@ Nonna ~ Google ha about 1000 loopholes in their agreement. They can cancel ads at any time for any reason and do not have to state a reason(and they didn't). They can refuse to pay out any funds if they suspect, think or wish there was any misuse of the ads. They are at liberty to do whatever they want or feel like.

@ Cheffie ~ It blowing my mind how wonderful these guys are.

Weaselmomma said...

@ Big Bad Daddy ~ This is going to be the best Christmas is Weaselville. Not because of things, but because of people like you. Saturday will be a great party and a great day for celebrating.

janed21 said...

This whole thing really restores my faith in the Human Race! What a great idea!!! I hope the Weasels have a SUPER merry christmas!

Laura said...

Hey Weaselmomma! Your beautiful blogger friends beat me to the punch (I'm not that organized) but I already planned to dip into my emergency stash of cash (not for real emergencies--for pedicure & girls' night out emergencies) to send you a small gift! Please email me your current address (I think I have it, but want to make sure) & your Christmas card (featuring all of my beautiful babies--LOL) will be on its way!! Love you--have a wonderful Christmas!!

El Balance said...

my new favorite blog. very inspiring. :) I hope one day I will be blessed with the same.

Momo Fali said...

That is so amazing! We all are blessed to "know" these guys. Times are really hard (as you mentioned, we've been struggling too) and it is so good to see such good come out of such a bad situation.

Tom said...

If only we could get Uncle Henry to dump it out of a basket onto the dining room table.
Merry Christmas to you all!

Oscar said...

Deserved my Dear. and BTW - you wrote about it so you weren't without words. LOL

Hang in there. Let me know what Mr Weasel does.

Tara R. said...

The Blogging universe is fabulous. I am glad someone took this on and hope for the very best for you and yours.

Weaselmomma said...

@ Jane ~ These are some special people. And Mr W is making your cake for my Birthday.

@ Laura ~ you are too sweet, Merry Christmas!

@ El Balance ~ Thanks for coming by. We are usually all about having fun around here and I hope to see you soon.

@ Momo ~ We are blessed with such wonderful people. I hope things turn around for you soon.

@ Tom ~ What? Uncle Henry is not coming??????

@ Oscar ~ Thank You and the words were hard to come by.

@ Tara ~ These people have blown my mind.

wornoutwoman a.k.a. Kimberly McKay said...

Ok--I'm hooked. Going to read these blogs right now. How cool that you have so many wonderful friends.

Michelle said...

Oh wow! I can't believe I missed out on something so cool for so long. What a brilliant idea. I don't know where my purse is at the moment, but I'll be back to visit soon :) Yay to people!

The Microblogologist said...

This is so awesome, and of course I find out about it after the fact! I need a secretary or something, someone to screen my blogs to let me know when something important happens! This is why I love the blogging community so much, things like this.

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