You are amazing. In the last few days you've raised enough for almost two live-saving surgeries for Iraqi children through the work of Preemptive Love. I'm reeling with gratitude that you would choose to jump in. Through tears I'm praying for all that's happening around us. I hurt for these people.
As I see pictures of families with young children I put myself in their place. These aren't just images and nameless faces. These are souls drawing breath in rhythm with us this very moment.
These are young moms like me with boys ages three and four who had planned on just doing normal mom things, but now are holding their terrified children or tossing them onto moving helicopters full of strangers in desperation and wondering which one will make it through the night.
The Iraqi crisis will be one of those pockmarks on the face of our world's history. It will be remembered and discussed and our grandchildren may ask us about it one day. I'm choosing to remember what I see. And I'll tell them about the people who joined together to offer hope and love, even in a small way. I'm so grateful for the work of our friends at Preemptive Love and all they are doing to continue bringing peace and healing in the midst of all this.
I've just added a few more paintings to the shop that will help us reach two surgeries. Thank you again to all who have supported this and who have shared it with friends. I really can't express my gratitude for you.
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