Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Hearts of Strangers

I started this blog as a means to reach out to people, particularly my family who are sometimes hard to communicate with. I wanted to have an outlet to talk about the cancer and a place to record everything, so that if need be, I can look back on it. A place where, perhaps, I could feel less alone in my situation.

When my daughter died, I became very aware of the notion "strangers become friends and friends become strangers". It has given me more faith in humanity and the people around me. While I still have some anxiety and apprehension when it comes to sharing information about myself, I have learned that sometimes it's worth the risk to allow people in your life even if you don't know them yet. After all, everyone you know was a stranger at one point.

So, when Heather from Mom4Life contacted me and asked me if she could have my address, I decided why not? I really thought she was going to send a get-well or thinking-of-you card and then she posted this blog entry about my husband and myself. Yes, she went above and beyond.

Yesterday, the package arrived in the mail. It was the gas cards that Heather mentions in her blog post. It was more than I expected and I can honestly say I am so grateful for such wonderful people in my life both physically and virtually. Thank you very much, Heather, and thank you to all the bloggers who contributed to the cause. I will never forget you and your generosity. I can only hope that someday I will be able to pay it forward.

I am truly touched.

7 comments:

Amber said...

That is awesome of her!! You are surrounded by so many people that care for you so much.

Why Do We Even Have That Lever? said...

I'm so glad you have people in your life you can count on Ter.

HUGS. We have to get together soon.

Jo said...

Ter

Sometimes we have to just close our eyes and jump. And trust that God will provide. It may not be what we want. I may not be when we want it. But He will always be sure to get us what we need.

I am so thankful that God has sent such wonderful people to cross your path. It is wonderful to see at least a small bit of your stress lifted by the kindness of the people in your life.

I sincerely wish that I could do more for you.

Hugs and daily prayers to you and Bear!

Tina said...

I am so blessed to have been lead to your blog. Thank you Heather for that! Praying for your family everyday...God Bless

Trying to catch a breathe of air. said...

This brings me to tears. I am so thankful that you have ppl for you. I started my blog b.c my Mom's cancer. I didn't think ppl would listen but they do.. your story is just like mine with my mom strangers become friends friends forever. I didnt right in my blog but I shoud its a great window it has for you. I hope its helped. You cant keep your feelings in. Its a great source maybe your helping others. All you thoughts and everthing is like i coulve wrote it.
Hugs and prayers my friend
Gen

Sarah C. said...

How wonderful! Truly a prayer heard and answered. ((HUGS))

Joc(e) said...

Yay Heather! What a thoughtful gift. I'm sure it's coming in really handy! :-)