What an amazing way to start off Mother's Day! I couldn't be happier. I feel like I was just granted my only wish I could ever have in this world....my little Lentil. I am so thankful to FBRN for making this possible- and so appreciative of the amount of love and support we are getting from everyone seeing the post! It makes me feel so good to know that I am trusted to care for him- forever. It's been a long, hard road for us, and I would never change a second of it. Now I can be 100% sure that he can and will complete his mission in life. As his Mother, I will see him through every step of the way. I don't feel as though he is "my" dog, he is the world's dog...and under my care, it will stay that way. Now our life is really going to begin!
I have been so scared about his surgery day coming up. I am petrified of him going under anesthesia and having an even higher risk of aspiration. It was such a heavy load on my heart thinking that he would undergo surgery without ever having an official "Mom", but now he doesn't have to! Even though I would be by his side regardless, I can now be there- as his true Mother....and that's all I've ever wanted for him.
This is just the beginning.
Lentil Fest was a huge success! I can't even begin to properly thank everyone for the hard work that was put into the planning, and also the incredible amount of support throughout the weekend. It was so great to see so many people pull together to create something so successful for 3 very deserving nonprofits! A huge thank you to Kate Connor for putting together a raffle night that raised $2234!! Many, Many thanks goes out to the venues- North Bowl, the Blockley, The Fire and the Bands who donated all of their time/talents to help our cause. Derek Dorsey, for organizing the shows, which brought in another $610 at the doors! Dan Murphy from www.mandurphy.com,, who photographed our raffle night...thank you for always being there for us (pics coming soon). To all of the artists who donated to our raffle and auction night- thank you- you made it happen! Our online auction through Lentil's page raised $3670....so thank you to all who kept that bidding going!!! All of the above funds that are listed, along with the money from the Lentil shirts that were donated by FBRN, each organization will be receiving a check of a minimum $2523!!! The table we had for CCAkids at our market day, brought in an additional $433 for the children- selling baked goods donated by my Mom and Lentil "Support Ribbons" created/donated by Daniel Pfeiffer. We had countless volunteers from STAR and FBRN running these tables and making the weekend happen...we couldn't have done it without all of you! This is so exciting!! PLUS- at the end of the month- we will have more checks going out from our online donation link!! I will keep everyone posted...and smiling ear to ear all along! Everyone who helped and supported this cause should give themselves a huge pat on the back! This happened because of all of us! I feel like I could write a novel just saying "THANK YOU"! We are in this together- and we made it happen! I love you guys!