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“Everything is Relative”, right? Lemonade International

April 27, 2010 by Kat  

As most of you know, I am intensely committed to Lemonade International, and last month I officially announced its partnership with Today’s Cliche.

With the traumatic loss of my own mother, I recently have engulfed myself in Johannah’s story… a young mother who harrowingly left 5 young children behind after losing a battler to cancer a few days ago — nonetheless in virtually the poorest urban slum in its country. In an odd way, Johanna’s story has given me some peace; her cataclysm has aided me in realizing that my mother took her last breath knowing that all six of her grown children are “okay” (oh, I beg to differ about my bros being “okay” – :twisted: !), safe, healthy, and carrying on a life of confidence and poise that she exemplified.  As far as my mom knew and could see, all six of her children grew up to be amazing men and women (toot toot).

Johannah, on the other hand, not only had to deal with her tragic disability before she was summoned to her battle with cancer, but she must have had fear that was beyond comprehension RE: the true, raw, welfare and safety of her children — she wasn’t worried simply about whether or not her kids were happy and healthy — when she headed to Heaven and left them here on earth. She must have feared for their basic needs ON TOP of dealing with her own head-to-head with death.

I mean, as a parent, can you imagine?

It’s stunning how God works. Just when you’re (I’m) having a bad day, and reality slaps itself across your (my) a face that your (my) mom is never coming back… God places a story like this in your lap — and the law of everything being relative grounds you like the streak mark of a burnt rubber tire on the belt way.

I am so grateful after reading about Johanna that although my mom likely feared leaving us behind, she knew in our hearts we’d be “okay”. She was able to leave us in peace.

Click here to see how Lemonade International celebrates Today’s Cliche in May.


Lemonade International has changed my life in more ways than one.  As you can see from this post, we are sponsoring a child through Lemonade International.  Not only have we — literally — changed Andrea’s life… but it has opened up an incredible dialogue among our children about being selfless, and altruistic.


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4 Responses to ““Everything is Relative”, right? Lemonade International”
  1. CK says:

    Wow! This is amazing! I also grew up moving around internationally and I can relate to some of the sentiments you have expressed in your about page and on this post. I checked out the Lemonade International and I was reminded of some very important truths. Thanks for keepin’ it real! I’ll keep you in mind,
    CK

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your heartfelt perspective on this, Kat! Our hearts continue to be with you during this challenging time.

    Words can’t describe how thankful we are for your partnership and your love for Andrea and the people of La Limonada!

    We’re celebrating your SITS Day with you today!!

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  1. [...] Go here to see Today’s Cliché’s Lemonade Int’l blog post for today. It’s a heartfelt response to Johanna’s story from Kate – whose mom passed away just a couple weeks ago. [...]



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