Posted on: September 18, 2011
Give up? They’re places that I’ve received donations from folks.
It’s been 6 days since I first posted about my Israel Trip and the need for donations for the flight. 23 donations later and I’m at a loss for words and overwhelmed by the wonderful generosity of people. It’s beyond comprehension and I’m flabbergasted every time I open my e-mail account and receive notification that another donation has come in. Thank you does not seem sufficient. People say it for the most mundane things and sometimes when they are not truly thankful. It has become a reaction that escapes our lips based on years of manners and training on social etiquette that I’ve often thanked people out of habit when, in fact, that should have thanked me. It seems over used and to lack any real meaning or significance, but in this case it’s true and it’s all that I have.
I honestly did not think that when I opened my paypal account last Monday night that less than a week later I’d be close to $1000. But here we are, 6 days later and almost to my goal. How do you repay a gift this great and this large? How can words ever equal the gratitude that I feel. I’m not sure, but I hope that everyone who has supported this journey in words, funds, and in spirit know how incredibly grateful I am.