Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanks Giving

With Bridgette's recovery, once again we wish to thank everyone who has helped us in any way.

--All the thoughts and prayers from near and far (from family, friends, and HD moms around the world)
--The meals (Ann-Marie)
--Assistance with our grapevine harvest & juicing (late and dark into two nights)
--All the extra work helping with our Festival of Trees tree (young women from Lindon 20th, Ann-Marie, Dave)
--The additional Magic School Bus videos (Bridgette's second word this morning was "Bus!")
--Help moving the last of our stuff and prepping our old home for its renters (Chad, Anthony, Hunsakers)
--We even discovered some secret service rendered yesterday -- someone bagged our autumn leaves!

That's in addition to all the help we had already received, including all the people who helped with our move at the end of October right before Bridgette got sick. We had youth and elders from both our old neighborhood and our new neighborhood who donned gloves and lifted and hefted and made moving as painless as moving can ever be. Thanks! I'm sorry you only have our words for your deeds!

We certainly didn't mean to be a burden, but what already started as a crazy couple of weeks turned into a hyper-schedule with one BIG addition. And since that "one addition" was Bridgette's poor health, it seemed like everything else sort of dropped off the calendar in terms of priority.

We did the best we could, but thanks to everyone else for helping us keep up with life! You eased our physical burden, but perhaps more importantly, you gave us emotional support at a time of worry and stress. We have been amazed and teary-eyed with gratitude.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Lore said...

I wish we could have done more. I am glad you got so much help when you needed it.

April said...

I'm so glad you are surrounded by loving and watchful friends and neighbors!!