Jessica (xbratx99) wrote in jacksonsheart,

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My thoughts

Yesterday was a planning meeting for Jackson's Benefit event in April.  I've been doing a lot of thinking about that today and felt like sharing.  It has been an incredible experience being able to do this for my family.  Also incredible to me (maybe it shouldn't be, but) is how great everyone has worked together.  For the most part, everyone has been a huge help and it's been great being a part of this and being able to "work" with everyone to achieve the same goal, helping out Jake and Sara.  Suggestions are made, some good, some not so good, and everything, agreements or constructive criticisms, has gone smoothly.  We got a lot accomplished yesterday, and I felt very satisfied with the meeting.  Very recently, (and I think this is the same with planning any big event) it was starting to seem like there was way to much to be done and not nearly enough time to do it all in, and everything was starting to go crazy!  But, I no longer feel that way.  Everything is starting to come together, and with less then 3 weeks until the big day, I am very confident in my family and friends that this will be the best damn benefit Wisconsin has ever seen.  (I feel like I'm talking about a wedding...  ha ha).  So many people are going out of their way to help, and some of these people have never even met Jackson, or even Jake and Sara, or in some cases, none of the family at all!!  That's the amazing part to me.  Jackson's story has touched so many lives in the past 6 months.  Random people will leave comments on here or on MySpace, just to say they are praying for Jackson!

Well I think that's enough rambling for now, I did actually have a reason for a blog tonight, to get a couple things out for everyone, and here it goes:
~ We will be placing the order this week for T-Shirts.  If you want to get one, please email me your size.  The cost is $4 for XL and smaller, and $1 for each extra X.  I have gotten orders for over 50 shirts so far!  There will be some extras at the benefit, but we're not sure yet if they will be available for sale or prizes.
~ I have been getting a bunch of names of people that will be helping out the day of the benefit.  If you have any specific area you want to be in, or specific hours you can or can't work, let me know.  Otherwise, I'm just going to be putting random people in random areas at random times (everyone will have breaks of course), and unless you let me know ahead of time what you want to do and when, no whining allowed!  =)  I have a chart with each area and the hours of the benefit (I'm doing it by hour) and will do my best to let each person know ahead of time what they will be doing.


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