Jack and I made the decision to take the summer off and spend with each other and Carney hence the absence of my blog over the summer months. We chose to stay at the lake all summer and spend every waking minute with our big, baby girl. Carney turned 14 this summer and Jack and I realized we only have five years and she is off to college and to conquer the world on her own. We do not want to miss a minute of the short time we have left with her before she starts her “adult” journey.
No matter what the cra cra’s seem to always find us. Jack and I learned that we are too trashy for the trailer park. Who knew? Well, we know now. HA! HA! Maybe it is that some people do not appreciate “Mississippi Redneck”. My advise to you is never forget what makes you, you. Always be true to your roots and just enjoy life to the fullest. Always let your reaction to the Cra’s cra’s show class regardless of how “redneck” we really are.
Carney has been working hard to perfect her wakeboarding skills the summer. I am so proud of how well she is doing and how happy she is doing it. That girl sure is special and God’s plan for her is pretty powerful. Enjoy your babies and show them love constantly. We only have them for a short time and I do not want any of you to regret not kissing, hugging, or playing with them enough! The housework, laundry, and dishes will be there when these precious souls leave the nest.
Jack did not have a surgery this summer. Our schedule and the doctor’s just have not seemed to be on the same page. We are going soon to see Dr. Holmes in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Holmes and Dr. Wolf (Jack’s current burn surgeon) are friends and both are always ranked the top one and two burn doctors in the world. We are blessed that we live within 2 hours of one of the top burn care facilities in the country. Dr. Holmes is behind the most cutting edge burn technology available. Dr. Holmes and Billy Jack McDaniel Non Profit is partnering together to raise awareness of the excellent burn care available to North Carolina residents. This top, notch burn care is available to anyone who is need of burn treatment. This can be arranged by contacting BJM Non Profit at www.billyjackmcdaniel.com and we will make those arrangements for you. You will definitely be the first to know as soon as we have set dates.
I have exciting news for Dead Man Breathing to share. We have officially sold out of books. Yay!!! There are a few available at Hello Beautiful on Hwy. 49 S. in Richland, MS and you can order @ www.billyjackmcdaniel.com. We won an eLit book award for the ebook and Forword Book of the Year Honorable Mention award. This is a huge deal and we are still in shock. We have our second print in the printing process and is scheduled to be here in November. Just in time for your Christmas orders! It has been revised and most importantly a very special addition that is a surprise. We will ship books till we are completely out of the first edition print and once they are gone we will notify you. Do not wait to get yours now.
BJM, our non-profit, is struggling right along. We are in need of donations in the amount of $3500. To pay for our accounting fees incurred from beginning to now for the 501c3 filings. The goal is to raise $3500 by October 1st. Without this our future is unknown. We do trust in the Lord and know that he will provide as he sees fit. Our yearly fundraising goal is $25,000 and not one donation has come in to help meet that. We are constantly getting calls for Jack to go speak, for us to help with Burn or trauma campaigns, to help families financially effected by traumas, request for medical care and wound care supplies etc. but right now we are unable to provide or meet any of these needs. We have been working politically and legally to help obtain quality Burn care for the state of Mississippi. We have had to put that on hold until we have the funding to continue. We are a 501c3 organization and every dollar is tax deductible. Your donation is an investment with significant returns for those who will need quality care that we are fighting to make available to everyone. This could make a huge difference on you or someone you love. Please go to www.billyjackmcdaniel.com and click on the donations tab to see how you can make a big impact on the life of someone else or possibly your own.
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