About 6 months ago, our friend Naomi asked us if she could set up a donation site and do a fundraiser for us in order to help us cover our medical expenses. we were honored and humbled by her desire and willingness to help us. we were also very uncomfortable with the thought of asking for help. asking for help is a really tough and humbling thing to do. however, with the advent of both of our sons now needing to undergo treatment in the USA for lyme disease, we've had to get comfortable with it. after all, a tick bit off more than we can chew.
over the last little while, a blog site called Partners in Lyme has been designed to serve this purpose. we've heard, via the grapevine, that there are folks who have a desire to help, but don't know how or what they can do. others have often asked us directly how they can help. we have so appreciated their inquiries but have often felt ill-equipped to give them an answer or just too uncomfortable to ask for what we need.
Partners in Lyme is the catalyst in which we will be able to convey our prayer requests and financial and practical needs to those of you who wish to partner with us on this journey. we hope that you will drop in to the Partners In Lyme blog and/or the Facebook page! Naomi will be running and overseeing both them. she is also planning a bowl-a-thon fundraiser. she's hoping to have that organized for sometime in the month of May - which is fitting as May is Lyme Disease Awareness month.
our journey with lyme has been an incredibly difficult ordeal, it has often stretched us far beyond our physical, spiritual and financial capacities and yet, time and time again, we have experienced God's miraculous provision and have been blessed in ways we would not have had we never encountered a lyme infected tick. many of you have and continue to encourage and support us in the most creative and profound ways. we are so grateful for that and are indebted to you. and huge thanks to naomi for taking this on! there is not a thank you big enough!