Samarella's Journal

heart hurting

  • I'm sorry your friends and family are not being more supportive this year.  The money you have raised, even though its less than you would like, will beneift babies and other famiilies and I am sure the day will be so special, remembering your beautiful angel.

    Thinking of you,

    Marissa

  • Sam, our walk was yesterday.  There were so many large family teams with matching t-shirts.  And there was our team, just the four of us.  Where were my parents?  Out-of-town.  It doesn't matter how many people are on a team or how much cash you raise, YOU are there for your daughter - to keep her memory alive and to honor her.  I know you know that.  It still hurts and I wish there was more I could say.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated by everyone and future families too.

    Hugs,

    Lindsay

  • I have this same frustration.  I have to remind myself, I(me,myself) am doing the best I can to memorialize my son.  This is my life.  I do the best I can and I can't make people do things, and it is not nearly as fresh in other people's memories as it is mine.

    Keep up the good work, Sam!

    hugs

  • I'm so sorry!!  There's nothing more frustrating than having passion for something and nobody wanting to jump on board.

    Hugs to you!

    Tracy

  • Sam,

    I understand completely!  I just KNEW that my family and close friends would get behind my efforts, but boy was I wrong.  I have not been able to get anything going this year, just too much going on.  BUT next year I WILL resume because I KNOW that without the MOD my Tucker wouldn't have made it.  Keep your chin up and remember that literally "every dime counts"!  God bless,

    Elizabeth

  • Awww, Sam, I'm so sorry.  It's crazy how some people will just act like they don't have a clue that you've asked them to donate, isn't it?

    I don't know if this would help, but I have a friend here that asks people to donate because they don't get to have birthday parties for their daughters.  So they have a lot of friends that give "birthday presents" to the March of Dimes in honor of her twins.  I don't know if that would help, but maybe it's another route to look into...

    Hugs,

    Jackie

  • That just stinks.

    Hugs,

    Katie

  • It's always frustrating when your friends and family don't take up the cause, especially when they know how important it is to you to remember your little girl.  I've had a rough time doing the same, most of my friends and family have not signed up for the walk even.  My immediate family yes, but no one else.  Most of my fundraising has been things I've done myself or strangers have done for me.  Hugs!

    Stacy

  • Hugs, Sam. That is so frustrating.

  • Hugs hun! I can't be there physically for your walk but we walk for our girls the same day. We all support you and love you