I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind words and love for Shana and her family yesterday. So far, your overwhelming generosity has raised $4,100 (!!!) to help support them through this unimaginable time. That right there makes my heart burst with love. So, thank you. Thank you so much.

I’ve added the Love For Thalon button to my sidebar so people can continue to share their support for Shana’s family. Please feel free to add the button to your own website if you would like to spread the word.

  1. sizzle

    April 14, 2009 at 7:46 am

    People are good. This reaffirms my belief.

  2. Paula

    April 14, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I think we just want to do something. I don’t know you or Shana but I read your blogs everyday and have for a long time. I feel like I know you guys and as a mother, her story just tears at me. As mothers, we just want to “make things right” and obviously, we can’t in this case. I wish I could have given more.

  3. She Likes Purple

    April 14, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Silly question: I’d love to put this in my sidebar but … how do I go about doing so? I can copy the image and upload it but it doesn’t maintain the link.

    Great question. Just upload the image to your site and link it to this:


    Thank you so much for spreading the word! xoxo

  4. Lara

    April 14, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Oh, Whoorl, that makes my heart burst, too. I’m with Paula – I think it helped make us feel like we were doing SOMETHING.

  5. Metalia

    April 14, 2009 at 9:30 am

    This fills my heart with such hope. I’m so proud to be part of this community.

  6. Kerri Anne

    April 14, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Ditto what Metalia said. The love, it is overwhelming me today, and well, the past week, really.

    So so proud to know such an amazing group of people who rally around those they love, and even those they don’t, in trying times.

  7. Nicole

    April 14, 2009 at 9:58 am

    People are good. Its true. In the midst of heartbreak and chaos and sadness, people good.

  8. Nicole

    April 14, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I wish I could type, should say people ARE good.

  9. little miss mel

    April 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

    My button is up on the sidebar. Woo hoo!

    I am thrilled with the amount of love being poured over Shana and her family. Keep up the good work everybody!!!

  10. Jalene

    April 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I am not sure where Shana lives in OK, but I am a fellow okie and would love to offer my help in anyway. I am following you on Twitter (dontcallmemom)…please DM me if there is anything I can do.

  11. Christine

    April 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Oh I’m so glad that you set this up. Thank you. When you Shana, give her a big hug for us all.

  12. Christine

    April 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    see Shana, that is.