Sometimes my mind is just blank and I don’t know where to start. I think I just over think things. Ya, things that mean a lot to me cuz I am not sure how to get it out in words. And my kids are fighting in the back ground. This makes me lose my mind. Love those boys but seriously can’t they just get along? Or at least when I am trying to blog?
I am sure many of you have read about Joe and know we’ve been working on a project together. Well, we finally got a few bags back and he is dying to put them on Platinum. We made at least 20 different ones. It seems whenever he is feeling down or gets stressed we run to 435 and create bags. He is seriously so good at this. SO good. And I love watching him light up.
We spend lots of time talking as he designs his bags. One day we were talking about Turnstone, the place where he got therapy when he was younger. It was such a great place for us. And when I say us I mean it was huge to him but epic to us as parents too. It made us feel normal. For quite a while it really sucked. We were scared and had no clue how we could afford therapy. And we needed a lot of it. Turnstone was the answer. They made us feel normal again even if it was a new normal. They helped us figure out how we were gonna afford therapy without huge bills. (sorry if my thoughts are scattered Gabe is at my hip and I can hear Joe crying upstairs, that’s another story). But above all Turnstone held our hand, the therapists, the other children and the parents taught me more about “life” than I dreamed. I have held it all tight to my heart and never once forgot.
Okay, once…well, a few times. And thanks to Joe I remembered. We at MJC give back as much as we possibly can. We donate to orphanages and schools in Peru, Africa, US and China just to name a few. We’ve raised over 10k to help a family adopt , over 10k for Tiny Sparrow Foundation, and sent well over 1000 Spread the Love packages throughout our few years of business. And so many more. But it is not about what we have given in the past and more about what we can give today, tomorrow, this year.
I forgot about Turnstone, the one place that has given my family so much. The one place that taught me “all you have to do is have one thing to shine at”. Joe reminded me. And throughout this season we have decided for every Joe’s Turn Bag and Joe Bag we sell we will donate 20.00 to Turnstone. They will be sold on Platinum throughout the season. So please, know when you purchase this bag you are also helping pay for therapy for many children and helping ease the mind of many parents the way Turnstone did for me and David.