EDITED: price is now starting at $50! That’s way under what I normally charge, but if no one bids, no $ goes to a good cause!
I read about fellow blogger Jennie of In Jennie’s Kitchen on Ginger Lemon Girl’s blog, when people were making a pie for Mikey. Mikey was Jennie’s husband, and died suddenly of a heart attack. Of course, this also leaves Jennie and her two little ones with not only a physical and emotional hole in their lives, but a huge financial one, too.
I was struck by Jennie’s story, because I can’t imagine a world without my darling Mr. Dude. I have an ode to him below, but first, the more universally relevant part:
And so, I saw on Gluten Free Girl about Bloggers without Borders and I wanted to participate. My auction is for what I do best and love most!! A 75 minute in person or phone nutrition session, OR a skype session with your local Celiac support group or Mom’s group with me, a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist/Certified Wellness Coach. I’ve been teaching classes and seeing clients for 10+ years, and have done gobs of presentations for groups ranging from the FDA to videos funded by CSA to Institute of Integrative Nutrition and local Celiac Chapters. For more about me, sessions and presentations see my website.
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If you would like to donate to A Fund for Jennie, please click on this Bloggers Without Borders button. It will take you straight to the PayPal account. All the money donated for Jennie will go through Blogger Without Borders, a non-profit organization created by Maggy and Erika to turn the well wishes of this food blogging community to concrete action.
I know I’m late…but really wanted to participate. And there are still ongoing auctions! Diane of the WHOLE Gang has a great one, too.
And now, and ode to E (aka DH, aka Mr. Dude) As the saying goes, behind every strong man is a strong woman. But in this case, behind a strong woman is a very loving, patient and wonderfully strong man. In the 13 years I have known E, he has enriched my life in more ways than I can count! He has helped me do what I love best, and helps me be the best person I can be. He’s enabled me to give to others and to spend so much time teaching, volunteering, and otherwise making the world a brighter place. I get the credit, of course, but there’s no way I could do it without him behind me.
Once when I was in grad school and absolutely miserable, we were on the phone (I was in CA, he in NY) and tearfully I said that he was my strength. And he said, “no, my love just gives you the courage to find the strength in yourself.” And of course, as soon as the words popped out of his mouth, we both knew they were true. He’s supported me through Lyme, a cancer scare, years of disability and chronic pain and many losses in our lives. And he’s supported me through laughter, giggles, chocolate, love, and joy. I feel tremendously grateful to have him, his love, his support, his warmth in my life, and I am so sorry that Jennie lost HER Mr. Dude. To me, that would be the worst loss of all.
This auction will end 9 pm Sept 12th EST.