When life hands her lemons, she not only figures out twenty ways to turn them into something good, but she’ll then blog about what she did in such a way that you feel like a million bucks after reading it. You’ll be all encouraged and ready to find every single lemon in your life so you can turn it into a blessing, Dwija-style.
Seriously, this woman can silver lining things so sincerely and so enthusiastically that she makes Polyanna look like Eeyore.
|“Staaaaaap, Cari. You’re embarrassing me. I’m shy.”|
Dwija is so reluctant to share sad and/or unpleasant news with people that when she does, it’s a Really Big Deal.
Like the news about Baby Borobia, the sort of thing which apparently results in doctors routinely presenting abortion as an option. Dwija rejects the doom-and-gloom and seeks out the good, the true, the beautiful.
A personality this big, this generous, reflects Christ’s light so brightly that people are drawn to her and made happier by that association. People come into contact with her, and they want to cultivate her optimism in their own lives.
The outpouring of prayers for Baby Borobia is a demonstration of that. So many people, all around the world, have reached out to Dwija and her family and shared their stories, covered the family in prayer, and had Masses said for their intention. So much love shown.
So the other day, when Dwija posted, as she sometimes jokingly does, about the Awful Horror that is her laundry room, people responded with that care and generosity that she inspires in us.
|Bucket that has to be emptied several times during a
laundry load. A situation that sometimes attracts mice.
A wonderful woman emailed me (Melina, you are awesome) and suggested that we launch a fundraiser for the Borboias. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who wish they lived close enough to the House Unseen to be able to go over some Saturday and Weekend Warrior the heck out of that laundry room, but we don’t, so we can’t. But, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we can help raise enough money to either get a plumber out there to replace the leaky water valve and/or purchase a dryer.
Even better if we could raise enough money to get that whole pit of dispair gutted, fixed, and finally finished.
Let’s do this! I’m putting up a Paypal donate button, and all the money collected will go to the Borobias. If you’d like to donate but can’t/don’t want to use Paypal, send me an email (email@example.com) and we’ll figure something out.
If you want to share the fundraiser on your blog, I made a handy little graphic, so feel free to use it.
EDIT: Updates about the fundraiser (including a progress bar) can be found here. Thank you all so, so much!