Welcome to the Spread The Love For Jaimie Blog Hop! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from Melissa DeTullio's blog. If you have stumbled upon it and would like to start at the beginning, please go to Katharina Frei's blog.
Sadly, sometimes bad things happen to good people, and Jaimie is unfortunately one of those people. Here is a little bit of her story, and why we are doing this hop:
"On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."
Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her. Please send your card to the address below:
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
Here is the card I made for Jaimie, and it is in the mail today on its way to her:
Totally not a "me" card at all, but Pink & Black are Jaimie's favorite colors, so I played around and had a fun time using all the card stock and bling I so rarely use.
I even added some bling on the inside of the card. ;-)
Why "Celebrate You"? Because that is the first thing that popped into my head when I thought about a sentiment. I think Jaimie should celebrate the strong person I know she is and use that strength to mend, both physically and emotionally.
So Jaimie, if you are reading this, please know that an awful lot of people are thinking about you and pulling for you to get well and be able to go on with your life. Be strong!
If you would like more information about Jaimie, please go to the new blog "Stamp Something...for Jaimie: Spreading Love and Hope" .
Thanks for reading, and please head on over to the next stop, which is Megan Lock's blog.