Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bad Blogger

Right now, I am sitting in a hotel in Oklahoma. With my mom and dad. After 13 hours, I'm exhausted.
I realize as of the last month I haven't been the best bloggy friend you could ever have. As most of
you know, I spent all of February working hard raising money for the Mocha Club, helping
Women At Risk who are stuck in the sex trade industry due to fear, poverty and lack of opportunity.
My goal was $800 which would help completely rehabilitate TWO women. Well, we have far exceeded that goal and were able to help THREE women because we reached $1248.

The experience had me in tears at several points, not because I was discouraged, but because I was 
encouraged by the people who stepped up to plate and whose heart connected with mine in this effort.
I will say this. 95% of the people who stepped up were not family members or close friends, which
surprised me in a way, yet moved me also that I didn't have to rely on them. I was able to do this with
the help of people I have only met once or twice, a few church friends, people that I only know through blogging, people I haven't seen in 20 years and a few complete strangers walking up to me or emailing me after hearing about what I was doing and donating money. I know now that it was people whose heart connected with this specific cause. And that's ok. Every person is different. With different passions. 
This was mine. And it reached some of you and I want to thank you.

Needless to say, I have not been on my best blog behavior. Because my focus has been elsewhere 
all month. But that's ok, right? Sometimes we have things we have to do. I've tried to keep up,
but it's nearly impossible sometimes. I hate to say it, but my bad blogger rep is going to have to 
continue for another month. Like I said, I am on the road right now and the day after I get back from 
Oklahoma, I will be leaving again for awhile.

I was originally going to disclose all the deets of my busy month, but I decided against it for now.
Anyways, we have a few other plans up our sleeve this month which I am pretty stoked about!
It's just crazy busy.

There is just so much other stuff going on right now. If you are the praying kind, please keep
 my family in your prayers. I really appreciate it. Love you all...

P.S. I am guest posting today over at bouffe e bambini on MY MESSY LIFE while Hanna
takes a bit of a baby break! Congrats to her and her new little Tosh!
I'd love if you stopped by there!


Amie said...

Hey Julie!

I am a new follower. I saw your guest post at bouffe e bambini and thought you were hilarious and real, two things I appreciate.

I hoped over to your blog and just fell in love. I think its wonderful you were able to raise the money to rehabilitate two women. that is amazing!

i am new to the blogging world but you can check out my blog if you want over at


Leah said...

that's awesome Julie! God always provides more than what we hope for!
will keep your family in my prayers!

Hanna said...

Thank you Julie got your awesome guest post today! I adore you and your messy life:)
You and your family will def be on my prayers. Hope all is well. I'm so happy you were able to raise enough for 3 woman. Awesome!

Xoxoxo thinking of you


Michelle said...

Its always the kindess of strangers that surprises us the most, but also keeps our faith in human kind. You are doing an amazing thing, I bet it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside :) Saying hi from your guest post over at BEB

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