Tuesday, March 12, 2013

thank you, thank you, thank you

I have some of the best friends I've never met.  Seriously.  You guys are amazing.

I wish there was a way for me to thank each and every one of you in person. Wouldn't that be the best?

I know I have said it before, but this community is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.  I have "met" some wonderful people, even some true friends that I talk to almost daily.  You all have been here with me for the ups and downs and this time you have outdone yourselves. 

I came home one day after visiting Gavin and I was having a really hard time.  It was one of the rougher days I had been through in our time there.  Gavin had just had surgery, I couldn't hold him, I hadn't seen his eyes since he was born, and I felt helpless and scared.  When I got home, there was a package from my sweet friend Kelly.  I read her card and saw all the goodies she had sent us and I smiled for the first time in days. 

And the next day there was another package from Heather and the next day, from Liz.  And the packages kept coming.  Almost every single day.  It was like getting a huge hug every time I opened one.

The cards had such great words of encouragement.  And the packages had wonderful, thoughtful things inside for me & Steve, for Emily, and for Gavin. 

And Steve said each time, "Is that from another blogger?"  And the answer was always, "Yes."

I later found out that Kelly and Heather had orchestrated this whole thing.  I love you both, you know that, this was such a special thing you did and I will never forget it. Ever.

It is wonderful that so many of you took the time out of your day to think of us, put a package together and send it all this way.  Steve, Emily, Gavin and I honestly can't thank you enough for everything!

Heather
Kelly
Fiona
Steph
Kalyn
Liz
Courtney
Josey
Shannon
Sarah
Jen
Amanda
Oak

We also received a beautiful angel for Gavin and a stuffed animal for Emily from this amazing group of gals.  The angel was delivered to Gavin's room one of the first nights we were there and stayed with him until he came home.  Thank you so much girls, I love you all!

Natalie
Oak
BU
Kelly
E
Amanda

10 comments:

  1. I was just so glad to help in some tiny way as I can't imagine how stressful that would have been for you!! Love this blogging world and the friendships we make!

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  2. Kelly and Heather did a wonderful job organizing it!!!!

    I just wish I could have done more. My heart was breaking for you. Isn't it crazy that Gavin is so healthy and happy and wonderful so quickly! What a huge blessing he is!

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  3. Your family was on my mind 24/7 when I heard the news. Hope all the love helped brighten a tough time for you. But it is 100% evident, there was a happy ending!! :) :)

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  4. Aww so glad we could all do a little something small to help during this tough time. Sorry I didn't get the chance to send a card with my package, not being able to send it personally from here. So great of Kelly and Heather to organize all of this! :) And my goodness, I am sooo glad that Gavin is now doing so well. What a tough little guy he is! Big hugs to all of you!!

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  5. Hope everything is going well!!

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  6. This is so sweet! So lovely to have such caring, thoughtful friends!

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  7. So weird that I didn't see this post??!! Anyway, I am glad you liked all of your packages! I was glad to help in any way that I could. Mostly, I am just so so happy that G-man is doing so well!

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  8. You have such an amazing team of supporters! What a great group of women.

    Hope both kids are doing well - life is crazy with two, isn't it?! :)

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