On June 15th 2009, my Dad suddenly passed away of a heart attack. It devastated our family, destroyed my Mother, and needless to say, that 2009 trip across country, never happened.
Now, 8 years later, my Mom still has yet ever visit California. This September, she turns 60 years old (errrr, "50". She turns "50" years old. At least that's what I told you if she asks!). I believe it's time that my Mom go on the adventure she and my Dad were meant to take together.
Please help me get her there, and allow her to enjoy all of the things they had planned to do together (day in wine country, sunset bay tour, dinners on Fishermans Wharf, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Giants game, etc.) ANY small donation will help, and I PROMISE you, that she will be made aware of each and every person who contributed. I know this is a loafty goal, but in a perfect world, she wouldn't have to pay for a single thing (none of the above mentioned activities, as well as plane, hotel, meals, drinks, transportation, etc.). I also want to assure you that you are ONLY contributing to her. If there are unused donations, they will be given directly to Judi as a general HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY gift from all of you.
I am keeping this open for the Summer, and hoping to raise my goal by September 8th. I am planning a surprise 60th party for Judi on Sept. 16th (of course you will ALL be invited!) where I will give her the trip from all of you as a gift From there, she can decide at what point during her 60th year, she'd like to go celebrate.
*THIS IS A SURPRISE*! PLEASE DO NOT SAY ANYTHING TO HER! I will video tape her reaction when I give it to her, and make sure to share it with all of you amazing people.
From the bottom of my heart, words could never describe how grateful I am to you for reading this story, and for giving a little of your extremely hard earned money. "Thank you" will never do it justice!