Monday, December 15, 2008

What a Wonderful Life- Giving Back to St. Judes

Hello Gosselin Fans! Things are so crazy this time of year, I totally forgot to bring my baby to Gymboree Class today. In the mist of running around I wonder why I'm still paying for her to go to classes she never goes. I felt so guilty! This is the time of year when you realize you forgot to buy teacher gifts as well as forgetting that you have all the Holiday parities coming up with nothing to bring. And so it starts...

There is so much to talk about I decided to list it last night for my reference. Last nights episode was by far my favorite of the season. It literally made me tear up and yes, go to my local Pottery Barn to make another donation. I NEVER normally do that so regardless if what others thought of the show, it made ME want to donate even more than usual to St. Jude's. For the first time in a while I went madder that usual to GWOP to write another nasty comment that I knew wouldn't get published. But I was very surprised by the comments this time. The jealous nasty trolls only made up about 75% this time. Quite a few people were allowed (which I'm super surprised) to tell the haters to BACK OFF. To me, I could never even fathom saying anything negative about last nights episode. It touched me so much that I'm actually defensive about it and I am normally never this bad when it came to Jon & Kate. It was basically the perfect episode to end the 4th season. I jotted a few things last nightfrom the troll board to comment about today:

1. Jon & Kate only giving $10. That's the $1.00 promo for Kmart at the register and NOT representative of Kate being cheap and not wanting to give more. The people that made these comments are either that dumb or just that mean. What was Kate to do, go the register and donate a million dollars? I bet you those that commented haven't donated a cent. Trust.

2. Wether the Gosselins paid for the gifts. Regardless if they did or didn't, they could show them paying with their credit card and they will still go on GWOP and tell people its not their card, its TLC's. People who are fans choose to believe the higher road, and those haters can go....

3. The Tale of Desperaux reading to the kids in bed. forced? Uhh this one I kinda agree with. I didn't really like the fact that this was a bit of a forced plug. I loved that the kids enjoyed it and loved the dolls, but the book is a hard read, and I doubt the babies had the attention span for it. But, people blog all the time that they never see Kate read to the kids. So now its dammed if you do and dammed if you don't. Now they will just complain that this one was done for TV. Whatever, I still love ya Kate.

4. Why they came to Memphis and didn't do charity work at home. For those who were smart, they would realize that Kmart, Gymboree and St. Jude's are all connected and each washes the hand of the other. Gymboree had pledged millions and so has alot of other places. What needs to be kept in mind is these donations have to help this hospital survive for the whole year until the next Christmas. We do not know if this family privately does other charity work. But people complain when they don't see it on TV for themselves, then they complain when they do it on TV. See the reoccurring theme here?

I just wanted to touch on the main things they found to gripe about this week. Guess they wont be griping about the fact that this family is taking a well deserved and needed break away from the prying eves to have their first Christmas in their new home. I know that this is a great and wonderful family and I wish them all the best.......Looking forward to the new season!

9 comments:

mamaholly said...

Thank you for your thoughts on the Giving Back! I agree with your comments on GWOP and think that NO matter what, they'll find something to gripe about. Kudos to Jon and Kate and their "gaggle" on the work that they've done for the sake of the kids at St. Jude

Shelly said...

Fabulous episode. I cried through most of the show. Those children are amazing and the parents are so greatful. The children are so much wiser than their tender ages. The little 4 year old girl reminded me of a little old lady. She was so smart and beautiful. What great spirits all them have. I donated when the garage sale episode aired and I have always gave to St. Judes(because I have a child with Reigers Syndrome). This year I am going to donate a little extra in the Gosselin kids honor. I love the way Kate just kind of put it back into peoples faces about their charity work. Also, I got a tickle when Ms Beverly appeared. It just proves that Kate does not use them up and throw them away. They have lives of their own. Funny how all this made up crap is coming back around to bite the trollies in the butt.

I can't wait for the season. At least there are reruns for now. Merry Christmas Everyone.

cali-mom said...

I too so enjoyed this episode, I agree it was an awesome way to end season 4. I give to other charities, but my family and I will be specifically giving to St. Jude this Christmas.

Paula said...

I too enjoyed the finale. Raising awareness for a worthy cause can only be complimented. The GWOPPERS will always find something to gripe about.

Camille said...

I enjoyed the show. I had tears in my eyes most of the episode. My 11 yr old thought it was really neat that they went there. My 4 yr old recognized the name from the St Jude Commercials she sees on Nick Jr.
Who cares how they are donating, they are doing it and taking their time to do so. Charity is charity!!

BEE said...

I just love that the Gosselins did this and are in support of St. Jude!

It was also great to see Ms. Bev and Mr. Terry! It is obvious that they really care about each other and are great friends!

Merry Christmas!

Quiltart said...

Thanks for expressing what I was thinking! This was a great episode that will benefit everyone concerned. It's too said that the hardhearted bloggers on GWOP couldn't see through their hate-filled glasses that J&K ARE paying back....

Carol said...

Did they really criticize them for going to St. Jude's and not finding a "local" charity? GOOD LORD. It's not like St. Jude's is in Outer Mongolia, for crying out loud! AND WHAT IF IT WERE??? Even Mother Teresa left India to help people in other countries; I don't recall anyone criticizing her for not staying local! Her missions now operate in 123 countries! When I think I know just how tiny the minds and hearts of GWOP'ers are they surprise me yet again.

Nancy said...

Even if Jon and Kate didn't actually buy the gifts with their own money, they were still raising awareness of St Jude's. Quite possibly fans of the show who never donated before to this hospital will be moved to do so.
I am not a Kate fan, but I liked this show. I mean, it was bringing attention to the plight of KIDS with CANCER, for pete's sake!