But the Moonie I work the closest with each year is Susan, or Virginia Sky (as you may know her from her incredible artwork - and as cluesby4 on LJ). She's given hours and hours to the auction, serving as our webmistress. She creates new and beautiful splash pages each year, complete with imaginative backgrounds for every page - and all that with me looking over her cyber shoulder. And of course, once the donations start pouring in, she loads them to the site, keeps it updated throughout the auction, and afterward, updates the site with winners and totals. Susan has worked hard every year, even when teaching and caring for her elderly parents. She never broke stride or let the auction down. This last auction had to be the toughest yet as her mother's health was failing, but you'd never have known it as she delivered yet another beautiful website and kept it faithfully updated; a tribute to her courage, dedication and love.
Her mother passed away this month.
It would be great to be able to give Susan a real hug, to help out in any way possible, but several states separate us. So instead, I give her this small thank you for being the wizard behind the curtain; a great friend, and a beautiful soul.
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