Monday, January 3, 2011


In my last post I told you about some of the amazing people that made our holidays brighter. I really hate naming names, because there are so many people that I am leaving out and I don't want anyone to think for one second that something one person did was better than another. EVERYTHING everyone has done for us has been amazing.

In some instances, there are people that you really can't thank, because they have gone out of their way to do something anonymously. These people are the cream of the crop. Doing something purely for the sake of doing and never looking for anything at all in return.

We happened to be in Home Depot one day just before Christmas. We were trying to get some lights and things to make the house pretty for the kids. Bryan and I got separated at one point, and as usual I had Brigitte. Everyone in the store knew she was there....her screams were audible to even the hardest of hearing. I was forcing a smile on my face because I knew everyone was staring at me, and I was doing all I could do to either not burst into tears or snap!! After finding Bryan back over in the Holiday section we began to have a bit of an argument as quietly as we could. He was worried about spending to much money, and I just cared about making Christmas the best we could for the kids because there is always that fear in the back of my head "What if this is the last one with all of us together?" I put a few things back, and we were getting ready to get in line when a woman approached me. I thought for sure she was going to tell me my daughter was obnoxious, but instead "Julie" handed me a gift card and said "I have followed your blog and just wanted you to know that I am praying for all of you. Have a very Merry Christmas!!" I could hardly get the words out of my mouth to say Thank You and she was gone.

Today, I came home and made my dreaded trek to the mailbox where I normally find more bills than anything. This time there was a red envelope that was stuck in a plastic bag with a note from the post office "sorry our machine ripped your envelope, but here it is!!" Not really like that, but you get the point. I opened the envelope and found a gift card to Papa Gino's "From our family to yours, Have a Merry Christmas."

There is alot of goodness in so many. I don't know really where I am going with all of this, other than just wanting to thank you all again. I have never been good about sending Thank You notes. Now, I have so many to send I am completely overwhelmed and dont' know where to begin. I think I even lost track of who I need to send them too. I guess I just want all of you who have helped to really know how much we truly do appreciate what you have done. There will come a day when I am able to "give back" properly, but for now I try my best to say "Thank You" when I can, and truly mean it.

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