Prayers for the Turner Family and How you Can Help

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I wanted to stop in and say hello and share with you something that has affected me tremendously this past week.  A dear sweet blogging friend of mine, Julee Turner, lost her husband Matt, last Saturday night in a car accident.  Words still fail me and I just can't express to Julee how sorry I am for what happened.  Matt seemed like such a kind person and one that so many people loved.  He was also a very popular news anchor in Arkansas and loved by so many both personally and professionally.  Click HERE to learn learn more about Matt and an amazing tribute to Matt's life.
Julee and I met a few years ago through our blogs, we shared a common bond of infertility so we always had a lot to talk about.  I always tried to offer my advice and encouragement to her through comments and emails when she was feeling down about their situation.  Over time we became friends and chatted a lot on Twitter and Facebook.  Julee was finally blessed last November with a precious baby girl, Preslee Bell and I couldn't have been more thrilled for her.  It has been a lot of fun watching her embrace her roll as a Mommy and I am sure so many bloggers can agree her precious girl is one of the cutest and best dressed babies around!   

When I heard the news of Matt's passing I instantly started thinking if there was anything I could possibly do to help.  I then heard about several bloggers getting together and hosting a silent auction and knew this would be an awesome chance for me to help Julee and her sweet baby Preslee. 

To help my friend Julee and her daughter Preslee, I am donating a Thirty-One Gifts Large Utility Tote.  The winner can choose their print from the choices listed in the Fall 2012 catalog.  The estimated value of this item is $35 retail.  Description of item is as follows:  This oversized bag holds a LOT! Perfect for sporting equipment, tailgating, camping trips, tools, etc. Easily collapses for storage. Pair it with a Single Organizer, Double Organizer and Top-A-Tote. 

How to bid:
  • Place your bid in the comments section of this blog post.
  • Leave NAME, EMAIL, and BID.
  • All bids must be made in $1 increments. If the last bid is $9 then your bid must be $10.
Bidding will close on Friday, October 19th at 10:00pm(EST)
Highest bidder will be the winner.
Payment will be accepted via PayPal. Winner will be emailed a PayPal invoice and once payment has been made, arrangements will be made to get your item to you.
PLEASE NOTE: Auction open to US residents only. All payments must be received by October 31, 2012. These payments are not considered tax deductible.
For more information on the silent auction to help support the Turner family, please visit Sarah's blog over at Life Sweet Life.

What has truly amazed me since I have learned about Matt's tragic passing, is the out pouring of love and support that blogging community has shown to the Turner famly.  Thank you again for the incredible love and support that has been shown to Julee, Preslee and their entire family family in the last week.  Please continue to pray for them in the days, weeks, and months ahead.


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  1. Karen- you are a rockstar! Love you girl! =)

  2. $10.00

  3. $11.00 Carrie Mercer

  4. $30

  5. $32.00

  6. $35

  7. 45 jamie klapper

  8. $46

  9. Oh Karen, this is so sad. I"m so sorry to hear this news.

  10. $60

  11. $61


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