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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Learning Opportunities

The Rice Bag Project is coming to a close. Please donate to Mission India by November 21, 2008. We are so grateful for your generous gifts! But as Mission India has stated:

Please do not send your loose change to us. The Rice Bags are yours to keep!

Let the following be a learning opportunity:

Expensive Rice Bag

This super sweet family mailed Sonlight their contribution. It cost over eight dollars to ship and ended up on my desk today.

I love you and your enthusiasm, but I guess I didn't communicate very clearly.


So now, for everyone else: PLEASE DON'T SEND THE BAG!

Instead of paying needless postage, use that $8 to help support an Indian woman's education. Click here to make a matched donation to Mission India. Be sure to mention this is for the "Sonlight Rice Bag Project" to make sure your donation is matched!

Thank you <smile>.

Update on Brittany

When I got home last night, my wife met me at the door. "The doctor wants me to get there early so I can get an EKG before she sees me."

Brittany also wanted me to be in the room while she got the EKG. "It's a learning opportunity," she said. The EKG came out normal, which was a little disappointing because that meant it didn't tell us anything.

The doctor was checking Brittany's pulse when her heart skipped a beat, so she no longer had to wonder if we were making it up <smile>. But, as I feared, she said she didn't know what was going on. "The heart just sometimes does that kind of thing," she told us.

But all is not lost. They'll be hooking Brittany up with a heart monitor for a while to see if they can figure out anything else. So, that will happen in a few days.

"Could I get a copy of that EKG?" I asked. The doctor gave me an odd look. "I'm a blogger," I added hastily, "and I like writing about what's been going on."

She smiled and handed me the paper.

Homeschool bloggers: We ask for odd stuff.

Brittany's EKG Readout

All in the name of learning opportunities <smile>.

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

WOO-HOO! Glad Brittany's okay!

And the rice thing is a great idea!

6intow said...

Glad nothing negative is found so far. We'll keep praying as further testing goes on.

Yes, weird requests. I still recall the look on the nurse's face when we asked if we could hold onto the umbilical cord until our other kids could come and see it. She thought we were a little odd.


Amico Dio said...

I'm glad that she is okay!

Luke Holzmann said...

Mrs. C, I've been thrilled that Sonlight got help make the Rice Bag Project possible. It's been incredible.

Reminder: Keep the change, donate online! <smile>

Erin, we appreciate the prayers! It turns out that Brittany won't be able to get a heart monitor until December <ugh>, so hopefully everything is okay <smile>.

We are odd, but we're learning and enjoying it!

Amy, I'm glad it was nothing serious too <smile>.


Ganeida said...

um, that's seriously weird...but hey, I seriously considered snapping a pic of the dead mouse my cat brought me the name of bogging. I must look 1/2 starved or something but I can assure you I'm not that hungry! ;D

Birthblessed said...

We ask for x-rays, blood test results, you name it.

We have $30.61 in change and 5 days left! What's really exciting is that their daddy has told them HE will match what they collect- with the match part going to a local ministry. IOW, he'll paypal the money and let the kids KEEP all the change to donate to something local- something to which they can physically drop the money in the bucket. SMILE. :)

Luke Holzmann said...

Ganeida, that would have been hilarious!

Amy, that is so fantastic! Way to go, and may many people be blessed by your family's giving.



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