Saturday, March 29, 2014

So Many Thank Yous

I have been posting thank yous on Facebook, but I wanted to post them here too because our family appreciates everything everyone has done for us so much.  We have received so much support from family, friends, and complete strangers that I am overwhelmed with love for so many people. are always there for us...anytime.  I can't thank you enough for everything you do for our family every single day.  You wake up the boys, get them dressed, get them to the bus on time, and still spend time with me and Hope.  You are an amazing mother and there is no way I can ever thank you enough.

Marilyn and Family...thank you is not enough for all the support you have given us through this journey.  The food, gifts, visits, and especially the night out Jerry and I spent together (alone).

PaPa and MaMa...your kindness and support are appreciated so much.  Hope loves her presents and loves your visits.  Sharing your FuelPerks makes a huge difference...gas is crazy expensive and we are always traveling an hour away.

Aunt Betty and Uncle Tony...there is not enough thanks for the Calico Critters that keep Hope entertained so much of the day.  She loves them and loves you so much.  I hope you will come and visit soon so she can thank you in person.

Uncle Bernie and Aunt Olga...your visit was unexpected and filled our hearts with so much love.  Your generous gifts provided smiles for Hope and for Jerry and I.  Living at the hospital is difficult, but you made it much brighter.

Danielle and Greg...thank you so much for visiting and bringing candy to cheer up Hope.  We love visitors and hope you come by again soon.

Geraleia and Dylan...thank you for the presents and the visit.  I hope you will come back again soon.

Aunt Kim and Aunt Julie...thank you for making the drive to visit our sweet little girl.  I know it is quite the drive and we are so glad you made it to visit with us.

Bob and Shoshana...thank you for stopping by and visiting Hope.  I wish I had been there to see you two.  I hope you can make it back for another visit.

John and Mia...thank you for the visits and keeping Hope in your thoughts and prayers.

Chippy have done so much for our family and just keep giving more of yourself all the time.  You are one heck of a woman!

Jinx...thank you for everything...taking Destiny to school, bringing us home-cooked meals, and presents for Hope.  You have done so much for our family and it is so appreciated!

Erin Driscoll...yummy cupcakes.  Hope and I managed to get through all of them...although we did share 2 with the nurses we had.

Erica Kuhn...I know you didn't have time to stay, but thank you so much for the refreshment and food.  Hope and Kylan are traveling different paths now, but they are still heart friends and always will be (maybe even heart boyfriend and girlfriend some day).

Monica Kelley Nelson...thank you so much for everything you have done for our family (and the nurses in PICU loved the lasagna too).  It was great finally meeting you IRL (in real life).  Carter is a super cutie!

Anne Hazel-Curwen...I got the banana bread almost all to myself and I thank you for the 5 pounds I probably gained from are an excellent cook too.

Becki Libby and Kristin ladies amaze me so much.  You have been through the loss of your boys from congenital heart defects and still find it in your hearts to support those of us going through the worst with CHDs.  You make me a better person and I love and respect you both.  Your boys are so very proud of you!

Margaret are truly the Mended Little Hearts leader and even with as busy as you are, you managed to come and visit.  Thank you so much for the presents and for spending time with means so much to have company.

Kristin Faniola...thank you for bringing the Blanket for Love and presents as well as Cam...he is a super little guy.

Kathy Fatica...we love the cross so much.  Hope keeps it in bed with her every night.

JoEllen Podoll...I was looking forward to helping you celebrate Maryn's 1st Birthday.  I am glad she got to come for a visit and we appreciate all the presents from her party.

Devine Family...we love visitors and were so happy to see all of you.  The Clinic is a crazy place and so far from home...thank you so much for coming and keeping Hope in your prayers.

Jeri and Dylan...thank you so much for the gifts and the card for Hope.  She loves them!

Buckeye Local School...WOW...that is all I can say.  Everyone has been so supportive of our family.  Hope has tons of cards on her wall from her classmates and classmates of her brothers.  The presents that the teachers and staff have sent are overwhelming and so appreciated.  She is keeping herself busy and we are hoping to get some preschool tutoring help in soon.

A Special Wish Cleveland Chapter...this is an amazing organization and run by some of the most wonderful people I have ever met.  They have provided food and some awesome presents for Hope to play with during her stay.

Blankets for Love...thank you for the great blanket that keeps Hope warm day and also adds a girly touch to an otherwise sterile environment.  She loves her doll too!

THANK YOU to everyone that has prayed for us and continues to keep us in your thoughts.  This is a new journey for our family and we appreciate all of the kindness we have received from everyone.  Thank you never seems like enough to tell people when we have been blessed with so much from so many people.

Tomorrow will be my thank you post to all the wonderful doctors, nurses, specialists, therapists, and so many others at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital that have been with us and continue to support us through this journey.

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