Sometimes, I have to be reminded to take a minute and REALLY be thankful for all the blessings I have in my life.
The horrible tragedy last month in Moore Oklahoma was one of those moments that I just hugged my babies a whole lot tighter. I was emotionally wrecked watching the devastating aftermath on the news. My heart broke for the families whose homes were demolished and who lost everything. I sobbed for the parents who lost babies in the devastating destruction of the elementary schools.
When I was a kid, my little brother burned our house down. To the ground. My mom was even on the fire department that responded to our house fire! My brother and older sister were the only ones home at the time - my parents and I were all at our respective jobs. It was a shock to get that phone call at work. I left in kind of a daze and it didn't sink in until I rounded the corner to our street and saw the whole thing blocked off on either side of our house by huge red fire trucks. Once it was safe enough to go in, the obliteration inside our home was overwhelming. We lost EVERYTHING. And even though the insurance company did the best they could to get us back to the way things were, it was never really the same.
So I was STOKED to find out the company I love so much was giving back. Close To My Heart has released one of it's Autumn/Winter Stamp Sets early.
A True Thank You retails for $2.95 and from now through June 30th, Close To My Heart is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this stamp set to the American Red Cross's efforts to help those in Moore OK affected by the horrific May tornado.
Click here to order yours today!