"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Saturday, March 28, 2009

SHOW AND TELL: For the love of Liz

Many months ago, I was reading my friend Dora's blog and innocently followed a link she had in her post. Little did I know how much it was going to affect me. You see, the blog she linked to was Matt Logelin's blog matt, liz and madeline. This blog is the phenomenal story of a man who hit the highest of highs and the lowest of lows all within 27 hours. On March 24, 2008, Matt and Liz's daughter Madeline was born. She arrived early but healthy and strong. 27 hours later, Liz died and Matt had to say good-bye to his partner, his love, his wife. I don't know about you but I think I would have crumpled up and found a dark place to hide in if that had happened to me. But, no way. That isn't what Matt did at all. He kept writing...and all the pain, all the anguish, and all the joy of raising his daughter on his own started a groundswell of support that threatened to overwhelm him. When it got to the point that Matt had all the physical needs of Madeline covered, he channeled people's support towards other worthy causes. Matt joined singlemindedwomen.com in supporting MyStuffBags which provides "provides clothing, toys and necessary items for abused, neglected and abandoned children." And, people kept asking how they could help. So Matt and his friends founded "The Liz Logelin Foundation" whose stated mission is to "assist families who find themselves in the heartbreaking, catastrophic situation of having lost a spouse, life-partner, and parent."

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago. Once again, Dora decided to change my life...LOL. She contacted me because she had a friend who had a bunch of crocheted hats that we could sell to raise money for the Liz Logelin Foundation. However, her friend wasn't able to handle the selling herself. Dora asked if I would be able to take over the selling. Of course, I had to say yes. I got the box of hats last week and have set up an Etsy store to sell them. If you want to buy one of these scrumptious hats...
head on over to my etsy store and buy one. All the proceeds are going to The Liz Logelin Foundation so you can get a fabulous hat and feel good about yourself. There are 31 adult hat (only $16 down from $25), 3 toddler hats (only $12 down from $20), and 1513 baby hats (only $8 down from $15). My mom bought some ...yay. Go on...spend some money...and do it for the love of Liz.

To see what everyone else in class is bringing to SHOW AND TELL, take a trip to visit the Miss Mel, Goddess of the Infertility Blogosphere.

19 comments:

chicklet said...

The matt story breaks my heart every time I think of it - sometimes I can't go there cuz it's just too sad. But I can go and buy a hat. Off to pick one I like...

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Matt's story breaks my heart too.

The hats are gorgeous--such vibrant colours. Don't forget to list a link to this post and the etsy store in LFCA.

We have Angel Wings said...

I can't read Matt's blog any longer. I don't have enough tears built up. I cry everytime I read his blog.

I love the hats. :)

Dora said...

:-) !!!!!

xoxoxo

Lori said...

I love the vibrancy of all these colors. So full of life.

I love what you are doing for Liz.

JuliaS said...

I found Matt's blog the same way as you - through another person's blog. Absolutely devastating and I cry also every time I visit.

The hats are great - fun colors and they look so soft . . .

Another Dreamer said...

I found out about Matt through various bloggers as well. I hope the hats help to raise some money, I know they will :)

GINA and KEV said...

You've always got something wonderful going on.

chicklet said...

Just coming back to say I do love the hats but what I really want is a kid one... and I can't buy any kid stuff until there's a heartbeat. After April 3rd, I hope I'll be buying one:-)

infertilityrocks said...

What a terribly heartbreaking story, yet Matt sounds as if he is handling this trial with strength and grace. Thank you for sharing! That hats are darling!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Love Matt's blog!

Kudos to you for helping raise $$ for Liz's charity. The hats look amazing! :)

Beautiful Mess said...

I've been to Matt's blog and his story is truly heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Good for you for selling those hats. They are beautiful!

Erica said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you for your support on my blog. And then I noticed that you have a Harry Potter countdown on the top of your blog - are you a huge fan? I LOVE LOVE LOVE Potter! I think the books are nothing short of genius!

Taylor said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. Pretty hats.

MrsSpock said...

What a great idea. Dora's friend is quite the knitter!

Soralis said...

That is such a tragic story! Good luck with your sales!

cysteract said...

The Hats are totally cute! I went over to Matts blog after you linked to it the other day and was totally amazed by his strenght

ak_sapphire said...

what an incredibly heartbreaking story...i'm still reading through his blog. thank you so much for sharing.

WiseGuy said...

I have been to Matt's blog...and am deeply touched....his wife is the second person I know who died from what she died, post giving birth.