There are days in this new journey when I feel quite alone. I know we have people in our lives who love us and are there for us, but I do have moments. Like the long hospital days or the nights taking care of the throw up that make it hard to feel like anyone could understand. Then, there are the days like these. There may be(thankfully) few people who can actually understand what we are experiencing but we have certainly been shown that we have a LOT of people who care!!
Kathy Henderson and Diane Armstong are mom's from Hannah's West Seattle YMCA preschool group. They put together a garage-bake sale/lemonade stand this past weekend. Hannah's whole preschool helped out. They put out fliers and the famous West Seattle Blog even featured the event. People who we don't know and one's we do came together and donated their time and things all for Hannah. Kathy and Diane came over on Saturday to bring us dinner (btw, God love you all for the dinners!) and the proceeds from the sale. I don't think a one of us were prepared for what that would be. All three of us were in tears.
I really don't know how to thank everyone enough. I am overwhelmed by the show of support from our community.
This journey may have it's alone days but it has also been an eye opener as to how many really good people we have surrounding us. The out pour of support, the prayers, kind emails and calls, offers to help, dinners delivered, babysitting Hannah or the boys, the gifts of button down shirts and sitting still activities, the nice comments to the blog, the teachers and counselors(thank you Kitty) who helped the boys, the donations to the Hannah website, all of this is amazing. I hope I can convey what you all mean to our family right now. Thank you so much.