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Dec 03 2013

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Christmas Spirit Confirmed

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First off, let’s begin with a disclaimer:  I was in fact Raised By Women, so I didn’t know the difference between a Minnesota Viking and a St. Louis Ram.

I posted a story yesterday entitled Childlike Faith.

Long story short is that my dog chewed a toy that Gabriel got at McDonald’s, which Gabriel in turn gave to our Elf on the Shelf for Santa to fix at his workshop.

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I was leery about posting a SECOND post on Monday, because I had already posted one, and I want to spread them out – so I was hesitant about posting an additional post, especially at 9:40 at night, and especially without resolution to my problem.

I’ve been trying to generate more conversational interaction between my public and I in the comment section of the blog, but most of my traffic comes from Facebook, and therefore most of my commenting occurs there.  To further complicate matters, I share my posts as BigCalfGuy, and again as Ryan Whitehouse.

I got out of the shower this morning, and was coming into the bedroom to find Beth already on Facebook.  She said, “Hey Babe, your post last night sparked something in people.”  She was right:

 

I honestly didn’t think anyone would find this anything more than an interesting read.  I didn’t expect any sort of outpouring of support or offerings of help.  There were conversations being held on my page, the website’s page, and on the pages of those who shared.

To complicate things, I had to be at work at 7 a.m., where I am not allowed to be on Facebook.  So, my hands were tied to respond or reply.

In the end, lots of people came to my rescue, for which I’m eternally grateful, and my friend Vanessa actually ordered one on what I suspect is Ebay.

How awesome are people?  How cool is the sense of community and support for keeping a kid’s beliefs in Santa and his magic alive?  Fantastic!

Thank you thank you thank you for all of your help in doing this for my son!

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BigCalfGuy

BigCalfGuy

I am a 38 year old, married, father of three amazing children; one of whom has autism. I fancy myself as more Atticus Finch than Holden Caulfield. Dynamite with a laser beam.

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  1. Wanda Bourgeois

    And now your Mom has decided to elicit help finding Christmas items. How can people say we are not friends on Facebook we help each other out and that is what friends do

    1. Wanda Bourgeois

      PS donate the extras to Goodwill or something like. My daughter does the school store (K – 4 school) and she will put the duplicates we get as store stock and the kids like being able to buy them she charges 25 – 50 cents so they a bargain

  2. Christie

    Wonderful news Darlin !!!

  3. Nancy Moscone

    I actually thought about that McDonald’s toy several times today and wondered what I could possibly do to help. Ordering one on Ebay NEVER even crossed my mind.

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