show your love for @whymommy — join us!

by amy on January 23, 2012

spacer We are rallying to show support for our sweet friend Susan, @whymommy, and we’re calling out the big guns.

Because Susan’s complete and utter awesomeness has reached sooo far across cyberspace and beyond, Susan’s buddies from The DC Moms would like to extend an invitation to anyone and everyone who has been touched by our pal to contribute to a ‘@whymommy love fest’.

Here’s the skinny:

  • @whymommy love fest: We’re making THE most incredible digital card that has ever been made to show Susan just HOW much she is loved.

We want her to know that she rocks (because she totally does).

We want her to know that she is loved (because she totally is).

We want her to know that she has made a difference in more people’s lives than she will ever know (because she has).

We want her to know that she is an incredible mother, friend, scientist, writer, blogger, daughter, sister–you name it (because she is all of that and more).



Cora is working on her card for Miss Susan

We want her to feel our collective strength standing behind her (because that’s where we are!).

We want her to know that she not alone (because we are all right her with her).spacer


So, if you would like to contribute to our @whymommy love fest, please consider doing any of the following:

  • send any medium-sized photo(s) you want;
  • send along a caption, a signature [xoxo amy]  OR [praying for you, my friend! love, Maddy] OR a Bible verse, saying, few lines of a poem, whatevah!! Something we can add in 1-2 slides on iMovie;
  • send a picture of YOU holding a sign with your favorite word to describe Susan (inspiration, courage, strength, etc.);
  • send any voice-overs or songs or anything you want included!

Send your contributions to  by the end of the day tomorrow, Tuesday 1/24/12.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And even if contributing to this kind of thing is not your cup of tea–which is totally cool–if you could lift our friend in prayer, she will feel it.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

spacer Elaine January 23, 2012 at 10:48 am

Already done! I love this. How often, after all, do we have an opportunity in life to meet someone and have only positive memories of them? Susan is such a gift. Thanks for leading this effort!


spacer Amanda January 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

Susan has been an unwavering light. I am so grateful to participate in an effort to return some of what she has given to us so gracefully and selflessly.


spacer IlinaP January 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Done! I love you for doing this.


spacer Becky January 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I’m on it.


spacer Dana January 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

While so many of the BlogHer Voices entries were amazing that year, Susan’s piece is the one I continue to think about regularly. It was a powerful piece, so raw and vulnerable and it absolutely changed the way I think about awareness campaigns.
I just sent in a picture for the project and am humbled to be a part of such a wonderful gesture.


spacer Alice January 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Done, and thank you for doing this


spacer Susan January 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

Just sent mine off. Thanks so much for inviting others to join you.


spacer Deb Chitwood January 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Susan is a truly beautiful soul, and it’s wonderful that you’re doing this for her. I sent something.


spacer Micaela January 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Wow! I am amazed and touched by all the love shown. What a great and supportive community of women!


spacer Lolli @ Better in Bulk January 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I just sent mine in, and I posted tonight about Susan as well.


spacer Kelsi January 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Thanks so much for setting this up!! Susan is amazing and deserves the most amazing card ever!!


spacer AnneMarie January 25, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I think you guys are positively the BEST friends a girl could ever hope to have. I only came to know Susan within the past five months and she is ONE VERY special mommy, indeed. I am challenged and overwhelmed here with an eerily similar situation. Same age, one young child, same lung issues, bone stuff…. I had every intention of sending a note but I found out about my friend yesterday afternoon. Was blindsided. And now I’m totally useless. If someone can tell Susan that chemobrainfog said “hey” … and that she’s in my thoughts every moment….. EVERY moment… and I am holding her close….

Thanks so much… You guys really are special…. SO special….



spacer Piggy January 26, 2012 at 4:12 am

Oh no, I missed the deadline…. I’m in the UK but found toddlerplanet a few months ago and have been so inspired by such a good soul. Praying for her and her family….


spacer Cindy Samuels January 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

I just want to thank you for giving us all this venue to say something to Susan without maudlin, yukky stuff that does more for us than for her. These films make me proud – to be a woman, a blogger, a DC Mom and a human person, even. I know enough about production to know how long these effortless-looking productions must have taken, and they are beautiful even independent of their content.

When women want to love a friend, our power is stunning. And that’s thanks to the Production Team as well as all the loving friends.

Yay @whymommylovefest!


spacer Karen February 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Sorry I missed the deadline but haven’t stopped praying for Susan and her family since I started reading! Susan YOU ARE AMAZING! My hero!


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