First of all, I want to give fair warning that as I am writing this I am on the verge of tears (again) so I am full aware that if there is any snot on my keyboard when I finish this post I cannot blame my kids this time (see post below).
I had asked Angel to send me the list of individuals who contributed to our Virtual Baby Shower because it really meant a lot to me to be able to thank each one of you personally (and if I missed you by chance it wasn't because I didn't try- I actually had 2 come back as undeliverable so I am going to hand write one to you). Anyway- I know that was a TON of work for Angel to do, keep track of, etc, etc and I want to say publicly how blessed I am to have such an amazing friend. For those of you who have never met Angel in person, trust me- she really is as she appears on her blog. ALL HEART. The REAL DEAL. ONE OF A KIND. An ANGEL. :0) And for her conspirators-Holly and Carolyn- the same thing. REAL. You inspire me and I love you guys!!!
As I opened each individual email from the contributors I couldn't help but to sit at my computer and let the tears flow...
Honestly- I. Am. Blown. Away.
Person after person who took the time to reach out and care about us- a family that many of them have never met in person or never even heard of at all before.
Person after person who do know us and still loved us anyway. ;0)
Person after person who worked hard for their money but gave of themselves, gave freely, and were willing to be God's hands and feet.
Person after person who I sat and prayed for individually and thanked God that there are people like that walking on this earth today...
Person after person who have a life, inevitably have faced trials and hardships in their lives, but still has faith and belief in the miracles of our God.
Person after person who I prayed that God would bless tenfold...
Person after person who have their own lives, their own dreams- and yet they took the time to encourage us and ours...
Person after person who forever changed our lives.
So while thank you really does seem so small in comparison to what YOU have given- may God bless you today and always for your hearts, your compassion and your willingness to ACT.