Monday, March 3, 2008

A BIG Thank You

First of all, Nate and I want to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers. We feel really blessed to have such wonderful, caring people in our lives. We also feel like we are so lucky to have the most amazing support from both of our families. We have been told several times that we have so much strength, just know that we get it from our family and the love they have for us.

I want to thank everyone who was involved in the donations towards getting a laptop for us. Amy and Michael (Nate's brother and sister in-law) sent out an e-mail to everyone they knew and had those people send it out and so on, asking for assistance in purchasing a laptop for Nate and I without our knowledge. They received such a generous amount of support...some from people we have never met. With it they were able to suprise us with a laptop and accessories and then some to help with bills (which seem to be never ending). It brought me to tears. It touches my heart deeply to know that people are so willing to help. Nate and I are so grateful to all of you...words can not describe. I am at a loss of words, and I have tried and tried to figure out what to say to all of you and I can not come up anything that seems even remotely close to how we feel. We also received a donation from Gifts Of Gabi's Grace. I am sure you have all heard about Angel Gabi and her parents Micah and Jason (if not you can find a link to her blog under "Our Friends"). From Miracles Happen....Bella and her family, brought some great things for Ava as well as for Nate and I. All of you are in our hearts forever. EVERYTHING is so appreciated!!! Both of these foundations raise money from others generosity to help families during times when their child is in the hospital. As for my family...we thank you for all the help you have provided us, especially with taking care of Kaden. It means more to us than you may know. Without it we would have a terrible time adjusting our time between Kaden and Ava. We also want to thank those of you from my dad's work who donated money to us. And to Nate's dept. thank you for the gift cards and flowers. You ALL are truly a blessing and have given us hope during such a rough road. Thank you doesn't feel like enough to express our graditude, just know that it deeply touches our hearts.



Gabi's Mommy said...

We were just happy that we were able to help some, we defintiely wanted to do more, but as we know every little bit helps!

It was so good to finally meet Miss Ava today. She is even more beautiful in person:)

I hope you made it out to dinner with Matt and Megan. And remember what I said if you need someone to keep you company, I am here:)

Love and prayers!!!

Amy said...

You guys are so welcome! Youe deserve it. Anything to help make your life a little easier. You are so busy taking care of your kids and trying to share time not only between the kids, but also with each other.
I wish we could come down this weekend, however we are extremely busy this weekend and next week. But the kids are on spring break starting the 14 so we will be down either that weekend or during the week. What days are Kaden and Nathan there? You know the kids would not be happy to see that Kaden is not there.
We will find out next Monday what we are having. I just hope eveything goes well. And if not that I can be as strong as you and Nathan.
Hang in there and take care of yourself. Give little Ava kisses from all of us, especially Syd. She is just dying to see her.
Lots of Love and prayers.