If you don't already read Dissecting Jane , I highly suggest that you add it to your RSS reader of choice. Jane is incredibly sweet and caring, both on her blog and Twitter and in real life. Jane's sister Lo will be receiving a kidney from her father on Tuesday. In honor of Lo's recent birthday, Jane asked all her friends to gift her sister with prayer and mention it on their blogs. Lo & Jane
Religion isn't something I openly discuss, and because of my own experiences I'm never comfortable asking for others to do anything remotely related to religion. But there is nothing controversial about thinking positive healing thoughts, so I'm going to ask everyone to do that, instead. If prayer is your thing, go for it. If it isn't, just take a second to stop and thing a good, positive, happy kidney thought for Lo and her father. And while you're at it, think about the people who mean so much to you that you'd give them a kidney, and let them know exactly how important they are to you. After watching a segment on the news a few weeks ago, Husband and I were discussing the individuals to whom we would each give a kidney, and without hesitation we both named our own best friends (in addition to immediate family, of course). So, Mark and Shannon, if either of you ever need anything, I'd give you the shirt off of my back or the kidney out of my retroperitoneum.