Our daughter bought 2 copies at Publix in Florida today and the cashier commented that she had two copies. She said her parents had an article in the magazine and a conversation ensued. Those waiting in line behind her were looking at the article and asking her questions about our life here in the mountains. This is a place where people don't often make eye contact or speak to each other. She was so excited she called us on her cell phone to relate the story.
We celebrated our 27th anniversary as well as the published article in Alamosa at the St. Ive's restaurant. It was a nice meal and great to just be together without distractions.
Mother Earth News paid me $200.00 for the article. We put it in the bank and made a $200. donation to Smile Train today. 100% of all donations goes to helping children with deformed faces and getting them corrected. An anonymous donor agreed to match our contribution by triple so Smile Train ended up with $800.00 to help deformed children have a chance in life
All in all this has been a win win situation. Several friends and acquaintances have commented on how they like Mother and plan to either buy it at news stands or subscribe. God has really blessed us in so many ways. Just wanted to share this with our blog readers.