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She Writes On Her Pants…

Occasionally you come upon a person who awes you. Because these people are rare, they become precious. My chance meeting of 2010 is a person I’ve never met in real life, nor have I ever spoken to her on the phone.
Yet, we’ve emailed and texted each other hundreds of times. I go into withdrawals when 2 days go by without a peep from her. I look forward to the day when I’ll either head out to Tipp, Ohio or when she’ll visit me (wherever I’ll be).
As we developed this website it became a game between us where she’d list out the nutty things she’d jotted down that day. Anything handy and available became her notepad: a bill, her jeans, her daughter’s art pad, post-it notes, her hand… I’ve confessed that I pictured her as Velma (Scooby Doo’s do-gooder character) and now I see her leaving a trail of scribbled notes as she frantically tries to save the world.
She is a superhero who cries every time a new donation comes in… Tammie gives me faith in humanity. With my growing relationship with her, I know goodness exists and that there is hope for us yet.
But I cannot finish this post without sharing the goods… This is what makes her human:
  • artwork
  • thanks
  • testimonial
  • hook up w/the pj group someone told me about
  • how to
  • then, now, future of
  • merchandise – zazzle?
  • gift guidelines
  • kids’ reaction stories
  • creative ways to help
  • scanner cord
  • grocery . . . that last one is a personal reminder to me

currently written on the back of my electric bill:

  • celeb tweets
  • gift list
  • account
  • stores
  • meeting
  • return emails
  • get to the grocery before mary calls 224-kids!
trailing behind me on purple post-its today:
  • name tags
  • account
  • paypal
  • santa
  • video
  • blog donors
  • yearly stats
  • goals
on my pants:
  • amt per kid
  • sponsor a kid
  • have
  • need
  • pics
  • mtg invitees
  • agenda
  • twshp bldg
  • toilet paper and pull-ups

don’t tell mary I used her doodle pad:

  • coffee
  • pick up donation at pioneer electric
  • transcribe article
  • beg mark to come fix the printer/scanner
  • timeline
  • open separate account
  • get carpets cleaned
ps – i’m a freakazoid today (I had to add this last item. This is how her emails may finish and what has increased my joy in helping her out)
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This is my way of helping you discover the person behind project Believe…
Marie

Comments(2)

  1. Reply
    Lea says

    This was a wonderful introduction to an amazing woman. Well done.

  2. Reply
    project believe says

    Lea – Thank you.

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