As I have said a million times before, I feel so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family supporting me through this rough patch. I hate to imagine that there are women who do not have special people in their life to turn to. I have received countless emails, phone calls, kind gestures, cards, and gifts! Yes, I been the lucky recipient of gross amounts of gifts lately. And each one was so thoughtful.
The day after we announced our news to close friends, I came home to find the most awesome floral arrangement on our front steps. And that was just the start of everything. Since then, I have received a boat load more:
- Really yummy meals (some soup even got stocked in our freezer)
- A subscription to People magazine that came with a really cool free tote bag (Bri was thrilled about me having another tote)
- Philosophy’s Amazing Grace shampoo/body wash, body butter, and body spray
- Super soft and comfy pajamas
- A soft throw blanket
- The set of Crazy Sexy Cancer books
- Hallmark’s Christmas tree ornament supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Cooking for Chemo book
- A basket filled with tea, chocolates, a candle, and a mug
- Beaded bracelet with breast cancer ribbons
- Plant from Kirks
- Organic teas
- Cafe Gelato gift card
- Another set of shampoos and bodywash and a loofah
- Funny videos and emails
So, it’s not all these gifts that I was showcasing, rather the thoughtfulness and generosity of those around me. I am truly amazed and I couldn’t be more grateful. Probably, the most surprising “gift” was given to me on New Year’s Eve. All of our friends at the Weaver Christmas party had pitched in and made a generous donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in my name. How special is that! It was definitely hard to fight back the tears. I think I have been spoiled enough.
Thank you everyone for picking up the phone, answering emails, and sending good old fashioned snail mail. I hope no one else I know ever confronts this situation or finds themselves in poor health.