Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Thank You for Holding Us Up

Since I wrote the post about our most recent miscarriage and we decided to be open about our loss, we have been blessed with so much love and support from so many people.

I would like to take the time today to thank everyone who has called, sent messages, cards, gifts, food and prayers. Our bookshelf is full of cards we have received from family and friends and I enjoy reading them over and over again.

It is exactly four weeks ago today that we found out we had lost Daylin and in that short time, there has been such an outpouring of love and support, we are at a loss for words.

Thank you to Vicky, who came over that first night with hugs and a gift. Thank you for the chocolate for Dan and the chocolate for me. I have enjoyed reading my Living Without magazine while sipping tea from my new tea cups.

Thank you to Jenn, who gave me a gorgeous pot of fall mums to adorn my front porch. I love mums but can never justify the cost for something that will only last a short while. I enjoyed looking at them while sitting on my front porch during that first week.

Thank you to Rachel for buying me another loaf of gluten-free bread so that I could continue to eat my toast and peanut butter, the only thing that sounded appetizing in those first few days. And thank you for driving all the way out here with it, along with a gerber daisy plant and a chicken pot pie for Dan. He appreciated real food while I ate the toast.

Thank you to Sarah-Anne for making some tasty and wholesome fall soup, to give me some nutrients after my toast diet. Thank you also for the beautiful bouquet of flowers from your garden and the GF/DF "fake oreos", they were delicious.

Thank you to Don and Martie who brought over a delicious and nutritious lunch of roast beef, carrots and sweet potato mash and for staying to keep us company while eating it. The dessert of fruit and double chocolate muffins was perfect, exactly what I had been craving. And having the leftovers to eat for the next few days was a huge blessing.

Thank you to Nat and Joyce for the super tasty pork chops, baked potatoes and broccoli and cauliflower. The pineapple marinade was so good, I still need to get the recipe for it. And thank you Joyce for letting me show off my house and yard, it was good to get up and around for a bit.

Thank you to my Bible study girls for the card and flowers, I am still enjoying parts of the bouquet.

Thank you to Glenda for the two pear trees and for letting me help pick them out. There will be a separate post on these sometime in the near future.

Thank you to Kristen for the special Willow Tree figurine to add to my collection. It means so much that you chose and sent me such a special momento, it sits on the dresser in our room.

Thank you to Katharine for buying me the new Jack Johnson cd that I so desperately wanted. I listen to it all the time and treasure it. I also liked the pen.

Thank you to Kari-Lynn for the package of fabulous comfort foods. I already made up one of the brownie mixes and have devoured it all. The chocolate, coffee mints and pretzels were also greatly appreciated, I even shared some with Dan.

Thank you to Leora for the chocolate, brownie mix, tea and new book. I have yet to get into the book yet but I have definitely gotten into the chocolate.

Thank you to Zeke (and Trish) for the adorable decorative stuffed "chickens" (or quails, whatever they are). They are happily adorning my table in my fall display and they make me smile on a daily basis.

Thank you to Jackie for the oh so exciting package of children's books that you sent. I eagerly anticipated their arrival and couldn't be more delighted with the ones you chose. I even opened them in the car at the post office, since I couldn't wait to get home.

I hope I didn't miss anyone and I'm sorry that I don't have pictures of all the gifts, I just wasn't up to it those first few days/weeks. But every single phone call, every single Facebook message or email or text and every single prayer was so very much appreciated by both Dan and I.

Thank you for holding us up and supporting us. Thank you praying for us and showering us with love. Thank you just seems so inadequate but I hope that you know it is truly meant. Thank you.