Monday, November 23, 2009

Love Fest

I'm not feeling very wordy today and there isn't too much to report.  We had a relaxing day with Tom and Marc.  The siblings were back to normal... you know, irritated that the other is breathing the same air.  When they left, Rachael watched a movie and then I read four books to her.  Something I have gotten out of the habit of doing and she was ecstatic.

I thought I'd take tonight to give a shout-out to my blog cheerleaders... the ones who let me know I'm not posting into a void.  I started this blog to keep a record for Rachael, help me through my feelings and allow me to update those who asked without having to talk on the phone.  But somewhere along the way, people started reading and even commenting.  Thrilling!  As any person who takes part in this naval gazing exercise called blogging, it's way more interesting when you think someone might actually read what you are saying.

So, to my friend Robin... thank you!  You have encouraged me so much and made me feel a great deal better about how I handled certain situations with just a few words.  I love you and you totally win the prize for being my number one blog-cheerleader.  You can put it next to your mother of the year award!

Lone Star Ma... It means a great deal to me that you are reading and care about us.  I liked you from the first day we met about four years ago but it is through this experience that you have come into my life in such a significant way.  Thank you for loving me, mother to mother, through this journey.

Amanda... what can I say?  You are my real-life cheerleader and I love that you leave comments when you could just text me!

Kim.... Thank you for all the encouraging things you have said to me and how you love me even though you know me!

Jenni.... I am so so sorry.  The fact that you take time out to see how our family is doing is humbling.  You are never far from my thoughts as we battle this.

Carrie.... Wow!  I can't believe how you take the time to continuously encourage me.  Thank you my sister.

Lisa.... I've already told you how your love for my family and for me has really touched me in ways I can't even describe.  You are the true definition of the "neighbor" Jesus spoke of.

Connie... I feel like you are the friend who is "abiding" with me.  You have shown me that you are here for me and that is very meaningful.  Thank you my friend and please bug me to have lunch when we get back.

Anonymous.... Sometimes you say the best things and I wish I knew who you were!

I know there are many others who have told me they are reading and who have commented.  And I also know there are others... friends, family, strangers, the computer illiterate who can't seem to figure out the comment thing (I'm looking at you Pamela) who think of Rachael and pray for her and that is what I'm most thankful for.  I just wanted to say a special thank you to this group of ladies who have continuously let me know that they are reading and caring and keep me looking for something interesting to talk about!  I love you man!


  1. Awww......thanks Danielle! :0) I really do like being able to "keep up" with you and I so wish there was more I could do to help. For those of us that wish to at least be behind you in this journey, not able to truly be alongside you, the blog is wonderful! So, I THANK YOU for keeping us updated and sharing with us.
    You're awesome and I love ya!
    Hopefully all of the times that I commented as "anonymous"...but usually signed my name, you know it's me. Sometimes I just don't take the time to sign in, I think I usually sign my name though. :0)

    love ya!
    I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! We're thinking of you.