Thursday, January 14, 2010

Psst... Get Over Here Before It's Too Late! And Make Yourself Useful, While You're At It.

I probably can't keep this photo up too long, as the subject wasn't so pleased about it being taken in the first place. If he knew I was using it for my own self-promotion, he'd have kittens.

So why am I in love with this photo? Because watching my son eat makes me happy. Seriously, chills were running down my spine and I was feeling all giddy. Weird? Hell yes! Understandable? Yes, again.

Calories, fat, salt and protein are this kid's lifeline. He can eat all he wants, and while the rest of us blow up like artery-clogged balloons, he grows stronger, his lungs stay clearer and all is right with the world.

And now, the self-promotion that I promised... Due to a serious of recent events, I have had a bit of an epiphany. I have come to realize that I don't have to use my corner of the internet solely for my own whining, self-pity and craziness (although believe me, that will continue)! I can try to flush out others that are in the same proverbial boat, and perhaps do a little good while I am at it.

I have started something called The Common Thread Project. Don't ask me to define it, because at this point, I don't have a very good answer. Here's who it is for: moms of kids with chronic illness. They're a unique group, with a unique set of responsibilities, feelings and needs, and frankly, they are ignored. And I don't say that to sound bitter. They are ignored because they want it that way. They put their kids first. They put fighting for their kids' lives first. They don't want you to pay attention to them, they want you to get off your ass and help them find a cure for the disease that has taken a most unwanted chair at their table.

But, I feel that there needs to be a place where these moms can go to let their hair down. Maybe even be treated to a little TLC. And that place is HERE. What the site will ultimately become, and how many moms it will help, is yet to be determined. But I have big dreams for it and am committed to helping as many women as I can.

So, if you have any desire to spread the word to those that the site might help, that would be awesome.

And by the way, although it may appear that Moody is eating sour cream straight out of the container, there really is part of a baked potato somewhere on that spoon.

19 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You are awesome! I am sure this will be very needed.

Summer said...

I love that Deb! You are amazing woman.

And thanks for clearing up the sour cream, I was thinking that went with a banana, and that is just strange.

=)

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

That is an awesome idea and I will help spread the word!

and yes, I did think he was eating a spoonful of sour cream. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Em said...

(hee hee, adore that you're getting random comment love as well. Sunshines? Who the hell is he talking to?)

Good healthly lungs rock!

Hmmm, baked potato.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I love the baked potato/banana combo.

AmyLK said...

there definitely is a need for that kind of site. what a great idea.

Beth said...

What a fantastic idea! And just like you to bring people together.

♥Georgie♥ said...

Deb you sooo rock! Reading this makes me even happier to report that YOU darling were the Cold Plasma Giveaway winner!!!!!
YES YOU!!!!

dana said...

Good Luck on a fantastic idea!! And whatever it takes to keep your son in relatively good health is enough to give any mother the "chills".

jill jill bo bill said...

I love that in my absence you have remained Mother of the Year and are continuing your brilliant ideas. I have missed you like crazy and will definitely spread the word to the 2 followers I have left.
I love you, Deb. And for the record, sour cream goes with anything.

Kaylen said...

Ha - I thought it was just straight sour cream....with a side of banana. Which-really-is just plain weird!!

Alyssa said...

Hi just wanted to say thanks for the info on twitter- LOVE your blog I am actually following you now and glad I found you!

Tenakim said...

I read last week- it's lovely, Deb! But you're still going to whine here, too, right?

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Great picture! :)

And that is such a good idea. (the website, not eating sour cream out of the container...) :)

Jenners said...

I think it is great what you are doing ... and I think you will find such relief and support and comfort from doing it ... as will others. And you have a good looking boy there! But you knew that right? : )

Juliana said...

I will certainly spread the word this is awesome what you are doing!

Come on over my blog I am doing another giveaway in addtion to my inStyler giveaway I am now doing an iPod Nano giveaway!

Brenda Jean said...

Hey Deb, the button/graphic isn't showing up on The Common Thread-- is something wrong? I'll grab it and add it to my blogs...

Elizabeth said...

I visited that site first and wonder what's happening with it! GREAT idea! Oh, the things we could all say...