Friday, August 3, 2012
I have to tell you that I am rarely speechless. I usually always have something to say (which often times can get me in trouble!) But I came home from our trip to California for Parker's therapy and found this in my mailbox.
Not sure if you remember me from high school or not - but as you know facebook is a great way to reconnect. I was so touched by your story with your precious little Parker that I wanted to send a contribution to go towards his medical care. Our youngest has Chrones and I know the toll it takes on parents emotionally! I pray for your family daily and send lots of hugs and love your way! Please put this money to whatever use you see fit for Parker!
All My Best - Rene"
And I was speechless.
Of course I remembered Rene. But we were not even good friends in high school. I couldn't believe that she had gone out of her way to write me a letter and send a generous contribution to a little boy she didn't even know!
I just sat in my kitchen and cried. (I know, it seems like I am always crying, right?) But seriously, this was so special to me. I have saved the letter and will put it in Parker's scrapbook.
Rene, if you are reading this (and even if you are not) please know that I am so incredibly grateful and will pay it forward when we have the chance. You gave me a very special gift, and it was not just the money. You gave me the gift of knowing that my little man is loved and supported. You gave me the gift of knowing there is so much good out in the world. On a bad day (and we do have those), it helps me to remember this. I hope you know what an impact you had. Thank you. I am putting your money towards his next trip for therapy which is next week.
I will pray for your family's health and happiness.