Posted by Amory, a resident of San Ramon, on Dec 29, 2008 at 9:13 am
This really hits home. These people are angels that make these kinds of things. My daughter was born early and we didn't have anything ready for her-- but thankfully we received a couple of hats and blankets from people/organizations like them.
Posted by Beth, a resident of the Foothill Place neighborhood, on Jan 3, 2009 at 1:12 am
Cholo (and others),
Why is it that my (apparently) minority opinion is so threatening? Should I have unsolicited charity foisted upon me? I'm glad Amory appreciated it. I on the other hand had months and months of NICU time after my child was born early - plenty of time for people who actually knew s/he was born to make blankets.
NICU babies aren't automatically charity cases. Sometimes being treated like one pours salt in the wound of already traumatized NICU parents. I don't know why that's so hard to understand.
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Jan 4, 2009 at 2:34 pm
It's clear that a good deed is not about beth! A good deed matters beyond what you think or feel. Giving is a matter of maturity and not the trauma of the NICU. Ta-ta...hahahahahahahahahaha...in other words, grow up!
Posted by Beth, a resident of the Foothill Place neighborhood, on Jan 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm
Are you kidding me, Bill? I didn't say that no one should receive blankets. I said that perhaps there are better places to give these blankets - babies who need them. And if you, Bill (and Cholo for that matter), have never been a recipient of these blankets, my opinion automatically carries more weight on the matter.
A good deed definitely matters beyond what the giver thinks or feels but is entirely dependent on what the givee thinks or feels about the gift. Otherwise, the deed is not good.
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Jan 8, 2009 at 1:22 pm
Final advice to SUPPORT beth: Daven to Hashem, you will find the answer.
By the 15th, I will be in LONDON! Like I said, when the going gets tough, the tough get going! In France one can find excellent dental care for FREE! After I receive Free dental care, I will go to Biarritz and enjoy skiing. From there, I will go to Donostia for the best sea food on the planet, black squid soup and tasty tapas.
HOORAY!!! AMBULANCE TORRES IS NO LONGER STANDING IN FOR ME...TOOooo QUIET FOR ME. I NEED TO FIND SOMEBODY THAT'S A BIG LOUD MOUTH.