Today I am writing to ask for your help for our dear friend and fellow food blogger, Erika from The Ivory Hut. For those of you who don’t know her, she is a blogger who shares incredible recipes and photographs and writes beautifully about the stuff of life. She is also quite possibly the most wonderful, generous, caring and thoughtful person that has ever come into our lives. And late on Tuesday night, her house burned to the ground. Most importantly, her whole family escaped from the fire – but none of their possessions did. They left the house with the clothes on their back and nothing more. Erika wrote an insightful and moving post on her blog the morning after the fire. If you know her or if you have some kind words to offer her, please stop by and share your love and support in her comments section.
(Photo: from left to right, Tracy from Sugarcrafter, Erika from The IvoryHut and Maggy from ThreeManyCooks at the Big Summer Potluck, August 2010)
This is a moment where we need to come together and support our dear friend and ease her burden, because we are a community. Already I am amazed at the response. It fills my heart with joy to see all the uplifting and supportive comments on the blog we’ve created and the number of people who have already donated. Take a moment to think if this had happened to you – all that would need to be replaced, all that you would need to buy in order to get your life back on track. Try to conceptualize the scope of that loss. Then please consider a small donation to our friend in this time of great need. $5, $10, $50 or $100 – it all helps, it all adds up.
Maggy, Pam and Sharon
Thank you for posting this. This is so sad. If you don’t mind, I will post this in my three other blogs (yeah, I’m an overachiever). I almost started crying reading Erika’s recount of the event and of ehr son carrying his grandma. Goodness. And she is still so optimistic after this. Will keep her and her family in my prayers.
Wow, how awful! I just can’t imagine.
I sent this link to about 50/75 friends, so I hope they’ll come thru for Erika and her family.
Simon (and Steve too)
Michael Anderson says
Erika, we send our love. Maggy speaks so highly of you; we’re with you. Michael & Kay Anderson
Cassie Sue says
What I loved about Ivory’s pose was the reminder of what is important in life… family!
Though I am so sorry to hear about her loss, that is just an awful thing to have to go through.
I read Erika’s post that she wrote the morning after the fire and loved her gratitude for her family who survived. She beautifully wrote of all the things she treasured that were gone in an instant yet she could still hold her husband’s hand.
I just donated 10.00 to erika and her family. I’ve read her blog a acouple of times and really enjoyed it,but just the way she knows what’s important in life -her family and friends and the way she went about the house saying good bye to items that were important to her absolutely touched me.I know 10.00 is not much ,but it’s my way of saying I care and God bless you and yours.