Overdue Thank You

I’m not sure why at this point, but I’m always blown away by the out pour of love for Gideon and for our family. While G was in the hospital we had SO many people reach out & do some wonderful things for us. I have so many people to thank and not enough thank you cards. So like a celebrity who just won an academy award, I’d like to take up some cyber time to thank some people…

To all those who sent a text/called/emailed/Facebooked to check on us and/or pray for us, thank you so very much!! Your words were encouraging and it was such a blessing to know that others were interceding at the Throne of Grace on our behalf. So many of you tried to help out by taking Laynie for us, but the G-Ma’s just wouldn’t give her up. Thanks anyways for trying!! 🙂

To Jamie- thanks for having dinner delivered to us this week. Even though your my P31 trainer, you lovingly turned a blind eye at my request for Mogio’s Pizza. Thanks for not judging…I’m sure you’ll kick my butt in class.  😉 PS: Please don’t read the next paragraph.

To my life group girls- you ladies are wonderful. Many of you stepped up and offered to host and lead Bible study for me (on that rather crazy week) and I’m just so grateful. I can’t even believe I get to “do life” with such an amazing group of women. Shout out to Molly- she sent her hubs to Mardels to get me a free box sea salt caramels!!

To the Abbett Family- you guys absolutely rock. I love that Kevin works with such an amazing group of people. We are so grateful for all the gift cards and I am SO looking forward to having an excuse NOT to cook once in a while. Seriously… poor Kevin did NOT marry a Rachel Ray. So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Some of our favorite places!
Some of our favorite places!

To the people who sent items/gift cards/cash via snail mail… you totally caught me off guard and I love it!!! Thank you! At the rate this is happening, my neighbors are going to start wondering why I cry every time I stand at the mailbox.

Seriously, who sent this!?! So thoughtful!!  (I will be stalking people's handwriting from now on!)
Seriously, who sent this!?! (I will be stalking people’s handwriting from now on! I will track you down…. and I will hug you!)

While in the hospital, one of those packages we received was an Upsee device that we’ve been wanting to try out with Gideon.

To my cousin, Kristen- thank you for setting this up. Your heart saw a way to bless our family and you jumped in with both feet. You’re beautiful. (And thanks for the necklace!)

To everyone who donated for the Upsee- I’m just speechless. When I think of all that’s already been done for Gideon- for our family- I just can’t even fathom that people would continue to love on us in this way. I’m SO incredibly grateful… words are simply inadequate to describe how thankful we are for your generosity. So I’ll just say thank you.

We haven’t gotten him into yet, but stay tuned… I’m sure he’ll win an award for most dramatic.

To my parents and my in-laws- we thank you the least, when we should be thanking y’all the most. You guys are always there. Day or night, rain or shine… you never say no when we need help and often times, we don’t even have to ask… you just show up. And that means so much and we never want to take that for granted. Even though you guys do fudge the bed times, buy too many stuffed animals, and allow too much sugar… we COULD NOT travel this road without you guys. So Mimi, Papa, Gamma, & Poppa J, thank you!

Now let me close by saying this… Please forgive me if I have forgotten to thank you. There has literally been an OUT POUR of love over the past two weeks, but due to lack of sleep, my mind is mush. I truly want to thank everyone because I’m sincerely grateful. If you’ve done something for us and I did not already thank you, please accept this as my thank you to you. You’ve loved us well and we are overwhelmed by your servant’s heart.

(Cue music to cut me off and awkwardly rush me off stage…)