I have a great idea! Actually it is a great idea from someone else but I am going to put my own twist on it and use it! I wish I had thought of it myself but I have to give all the credit to Karen and Gerard over at Our Stack (http://ourstack.blogspot.com/) who have come up with the idea of donating 50 cents per legitimate comment on their blog to a charity . They have picked a couple of different ones and I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and do the same!!!
This month is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. My daddy had Parkinson’s. He passed away in 1994 from complications related to Parkinson’s so this disease is something that I am acquainted with a bit. It is not a fun disease. Not many are. But my daddy was a strong man who made the best of the disease that took his mobility and sometimes his ability to express his thoughts clearly. I was so blessed to be able to spend as much time with him as I did. Not everyone has the chance to feel like they have had quality time with a loved one before they die but I did and I am grateful.
So for the month of April I am going to make a pledge to you !! For each legitimate comment that is made on my blog during the month I will donate 50 cents to The National Parkinson’s Foundation. The legitimate part is important! Even though Askimet does a great job of filtering spam comments there are still some that I have to purge now and then! I don’t care if you just post a smiley face or a heart—I will count it! I believe in this and if a donation will get closer to helping find a cure for this disease–then I want to be part of it!!!
And in case you hadn’t figured it out before—the picture is of me and my hubby on our wedding day in 1982 with my daddy. My all time favorite picture. I miss him every day.