I was thinking yesterday about how the father of my kids was on the other side of the planet taking care of kids who don't have a dad on Father's day. Not only are we good with that, more time to find a gift for him, but I'm thrilled that he is the type of man who is teaching my children what a father should be, and who a father is.
He says one of the most stressful parts of his trip every time is to find good gifts to bring home to his kids. That makes me smile because he's already given them the best gift of all. He's faithful to all of us and I'm so thankful for that.
Also, the final tally is, you're going to want to brace yourself,
When I posted about this 2 weeks ago it was a last ditch effort. I did not think anything would come of it. I figured I would do my best and try, but I really didn't think we would be able to raise so much so quickly. I was wrong.
Thank-you so much for making me wrong.
$2000 of that came from Aaron's employer who started asking why he needed to take unpaid time off to travel to Thailand this month. So Aaron told him the short version and they decided to help out. How awesome is that?
And how awesome are all of you who tweeted and blogged and gave? Please give yourselves the biggest hug ever, from me. You make the world better.
Tomorrow I will post all the prize winners. I'm working on it right now.