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I just wanted to post to say how thankful I am to all of you for your support and generosity.  The people who have posted and contacted me, you overwhelm and amaze me.  It’s easy to lose faith in people given this world we live in, so it’s always especially great when I can witness people doing amazing and wonderfully giving things.

I appreciate all the prayers, the kind words, the condolences, everything.  I still remain hopeful that my camera will turn up today just in time for me to retrieve it before heading to Arizona.  It would definitely be a May Miracle. 

We could all use a miracle in our lives.  I must admit, I’ve seen one already just from all of you guys.  Thanks again. 

So many people have contacted me, asking how they can donate to help me get a new camera.  I appreciate your concern and your desire.  I hate to ask for such a thing with all the more pressing needs in the world at large.  I’m glad that some of you believe my photos make that much of a difference.  I love photography so much.  The most rewarding part is when you are able to give an amazing photo to someone.  I love the joy that brings.  When I get my camera back, or get a new camera, I look forward to continuing with that very cause.

I have had difficulty setting up a donation button. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Maybe it’s just not meant to be. If anyone really wants to donate, I can figure something out. I just do not have time or the ability to do it now. I don’t know why I can’t get a paypal donation button to work. Something about an id or something. Several of you know how to contact me off of here and that’s who my account is through. Maybe my trouble is because I really don’t feel worthy of the donations being offered…

I still remain hopeful that I can get mine back.  I plan to try calling the bus company one more time before I leave for Arizona.  I at least want to thank them for looking and working hard.  The woman at the bus yard has been so kind and wonderful.  She deserves a thank you, even if she doesn’t have the good news of my camera being there. 

I keep hoping that my phone will ring and someone will say they have my camera.  It would make my heart cry with joy.  I already have a post written for if my camera is returned.  I worked hard on it because I have tried so hard to keep the faith.  Faith in my fellow man, faith in the power of prayer, faith in the goodness out there in the world like all of you have shown me.

It’s only 6:19 AM and I’m awake.  I’m anxious to go to Arizona!!  LOL.  I leave town around 11:30 to head to the airport.  If you could all say a prayer that my travels will be safe and uneventful, that would be great.  I don’t know when I’ll be able to post again, but I have friends that can post comments to update on the camera front should something happen after I leave my house.  I would suspect I can have internet while in Arizona, but I don’t know how busy I will be and whatnot.

So if there are no new blog entries from me, watch the comment section of this post.  

For anyone concerned about my flight arrangements, I fly out of BWI to Atlanta on a Delta flight.  I then pick up another Delta flight to Phoenix.  My flight here leaves at 3:25 and between changeovers and travel time I arrive in Arizona near 10 PM their time.  It’s going to be a LONG day!

Love to all
Lady O

*Edited at 10:20 See below*

Another call to bus… nothing. *SIGH*

I still can’t figure out the paypal thing. So here’s my email. I’m writing it so as to avoid spammers in the usual style. I promise if somehow my camera shows up by some miracle, any and all monies donated will go to further camera needs. After all, I didn’t have a flash or any of that sort of stuff.

No one is under any obligation to donate any money. Only do it if you want to. I completely understand being broke. I’m right with you. Or just not wanting to. It’s all good.

Much love.
jacalynstanley at gmail dot com

Now, I must away. I have to run two errands and then I’m heading to the airport. Several of you know my phone number if you need to reach me. Rest of you, feel free to leave a comment and ask for someone to get me the message.

Take care.

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