Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
This time of the year is typically spent reflecting on the past year--our experiences, our businesses and our loved ones (not necessarily in that order). This year has been a whirlwind for most of us and for many, we've shared in the losses of dear friends and family, making this time of the year especially difficult for those who have lost loved ones.
My dear friends, Missy Caulk and Christa Stewart-Caulk are healing from two very tough family losses this year--they lost Christa's amazing brother (Missy's son), Jamie and Missy's precious granddaughter, Lillie Bear (and Christa's niece), both within a month of each other.
Carol Grub, Cyndee Haydon and a few of our other friends have started a project, “THE JAMIE & LILIAN CAULK MEMORIAL PROJECT” for our friend and fellow ActiveRain member Missy Caulk and her family. The project is focused on placing a memorial bench in the Caulk family's favorite spot, in honor of their family members, Jamie and Lillian. We're raising funds to purchase that bench and would love for as many friends of the Caulk family to join us in the dedication in 2012.
Despite the amazing family unity and strength that the Caulk family has, they still need our prayers for comfort and strength.
I have known Missy since I started blogging on ActiveRain in 2007. She welcomed me with open arms and we quickly became 'virtual' friends until rooming together last year at NAR/RainCamp/REBar Camp in NOLA--in real life! Prior to NAR, I had flown to Dallas for ActiveRain Camp, where I also met Missy's lovely daughter, to whom I immediately connected!
Spending a week with them gave me such a warm feeling--their family unity is something that we just don't see these days. I believe each of Missy's boys and her other daughter, Alyssa, phoned her several times while we were together and Christa was with us as much as she was with Bob during the week!! The love and connection knows no bounds in the Caulk family; they're truly a wonderful example of what 'family' truly is.
There's no time like Christmas Eve to reach out to this wonderful family and offer your love and support for them. After all, that IS what we do here in the Rain, right? Please help us spread the word about “THE JAMIE & LILIAN CAULK MEMORIAL PROJECT” focused on dedicating a memorial park bench in Jamie and Lillie Bear’s honor.
How can you help?
- Continue to pray for comfort and strength for the Caulk family.
- Help get the word out by socially sharing this post or re-blogging for those who know the Caulk family--OR, write your own blog post about it.
- Make a donation
How to Make a Donation:
Make checks payable to "The Jamie & Lillian Caulk Memorial Fund"
Mail checks to:
3647 W. Greenook Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
*Be sure to write "The Jamie & Lillian Caulk Memorial Fund" in the memo of your check.
Or send a Paypal gift (as a gift so all funds go towards the fund) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE leave your name(s) & email address(es) to be included in the Caulk's card from everyone who participated. We'd also like to keep you informed of the details of the upcoming dedication ceremony that is being planned so that hopefully you'll be able to attend as well.
Thank you SO much! Happy Holidays to you and yours!
This is from Cyndee Hayden. Thanks, Cindy & Carol for spearheading this--your hearts are pure gold!