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.