One of the biggest blessings in the past year has definitely been the countless ways our friends and family have supported us. Do you remember that we had dinner delivered to our home 4 nights a week for 4 months! We do, it was a tremendous blessing to our family. Do you remember the fundraisers that were put together that helped us to pay our bills and pay for expenses when Matt was missing so much work? We do! I'm so grateful for the hundreds of cards of support we received for months...sometimes reading them was the only joy in my day. There were friends that came from hundreds of miles away to help out. Perfect strangers sent us care packages to help bring a smile to all of the kids. I tried to keep up with thank you cards throughout the whole process...writing 10-15 a day at times. I hope I didn't forget anyone, but am sure that I did.
So...to all of you that did something to help our family during the worst of times...
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!
I'm going to keep sharing some of the emails I've received for the January 21st project. My goal is to get a digital scrapbook made in the next month or so, and of course I'll share it with you all when it is done.
Here is a great email I received from someone I've never met, but she touched my heart just the same...
My step-sister e-mailed me and asked me to log onto this blog and pray for some kid named Brady. Yeah - right - I have enough to deal with in my life without adding praying to it. For some unknown reason - I did log on and started to read...and pray (for the first time in a very long time). I started to log on to the blog every morning before I started work and felt as though I was a part of everything that was happening. I would find myself praying while driving, asking God to watch over your family and to help you accept whatever He deemed was necessary. I have a husband who has Alzheimer's, I work two jobs and I have more stress in my life than I would like, but because of Brady and your blog, I am learning to let go and let God. If I have a bad day, I log on and scroll through and read of your courage and belief and know I can keep going. Thank you for sharing your pain and joys, and your incredible belief.
Thanks again Kathy for your email and for your prayers even though you are dealing with so much in your own life. I'm so glad that Brady's story gave you a chance to pray...