Monday, September 28, 2009

Thank You

I don't know how to begin this. And I certainly don't know how to end this post.
I have been in kind of a daze all evening wondering how to put into words what I am feeling. I wish the words "Thank You" had some magic power that could truly make you understand how grateful I am. They're just words.

We feel so loved. So blessed. So supported. Thank you.

Our neighborhood (which although someday we may need a larger home, I don't know if I could ever leave now) had a bake sale to help us cover the medical expenses. I told Ryan and he asked me "Why? Why do people care about us so much?" And I couldn't answer. I don't know. I am in complete awe of the service and sacrifice that so many people contributed to, and for us?

I don't know who all helped. And I wish I could get a name of every single person and write you each individually a note. So someday we could somehow repay you. I don't think I'll ever know... but I beg of you- if you ever need it.. PLEASE let us serve you.

We love you. We truly do love you. Thank you for being our friends. Thank you for supporting us. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for your time, for your generosity. Thank you for stopping by- for your hugs.. your texts your concerns. Our lives have been changed. And please allow us to serve you.

Thank you to my mom who drives nearly everyday 100 miles to watch Jayden while I stay with Ryan in the hospital. And my Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt who drive from Mapleton to give my mom a break. And thank you to our sweet neighbor who takes over when my mom has to leave and has watched him nearly everyday so he can have consistency. Thank you for the food. The money. The prayers and thoughts. To my inlaws who go visit Ryan everyday so he's not lonely when I have to go back home to take care of Jayden. Thank you for your offers of help. Thanks for the bake sale. For opening up an account for donations. Thank you to everyone who spent the time making baked goods and to those who bought them and contributed.

I am overwhelmed. I'm sorry if I sound cheesy or repetitive. I'm sorry if I didn't thank you well enough. I don't feel like I have. I feel like this is not enough. Please tell me if you need anything. I can clean and watch kids... and book flights. And I have a few buddy passes if you need to fly somewhere. And Ryan can do handy man stuff (even without short term memory... I'll help). I know not everyone reads my blog so if you know someone who helped please pass on my appreciation.

Thank You
Thank You
Thank You

We do not deserve this.


Chris and Tara said...

You absolutely DO deserve this.

(Just my opinion Ü)

Paul*Cat*Hallie said...

You do deserve every bit of it.

You and Ryan are wonderful, you would do the exact same thing if one of us were in your shoes.

Hang in there, we love you and will be here to help every step of the way.

Clement Clan said...

When a lady from our ward found out she had stage 3 cancer (she has 4 little children) the bishop told her don't ask "Why?" ask "What can I learn from this?" It is our trials that make us strong. You deserve all the good that you get and this HUGE trial will only make you stronger. Looks like perhaps it already is.


jamirodana said...

You absolutely deserve this!
Your little family is fabulous!

Shane and Linda said...

We love you guys and wish we could do more! You definitley deserve all the love and support you can get! I know you would do anything for anyone of let us be there for you!

Rachel said...

Whatever, you TOTALLY deserve this! You've been there for other people plenty of times. And so has Ryan. Why wouldn't everyone turn out in droves to help you? We love you and hope that you'll wait a little to serve other people because they aren't done serving you.

Brady and Gretchen said...

Yes, you absolutely deserve everything that has been done to help you. You are wonderful, kind, loving people and we are sad the bake sale and dinners are ALL that we've been able to do. I know that we (and everyone else) will continue to do all we can for you during and after this difficult time. No thanks necessary, we know you are grateful, just because we know you and you are who you are :)

tracylayne said...

Isn't it nice to be so loved? :) You are great people and deserve every good thing that comes your way. You truely do.

Amy said...

Amen to all of the above. You are loved and there's no reason NOT to love you. Please know that you're still in our prayers and while you may think people have done enough, we want to help in any way we can.

Malerie said...

i wasn't able to help out with any of the baking, or the selling... but i do know that you more than deserve every last bit of it!!! I'm sure that most of us wish there was more that we could do for you guys! Your family seriously amazes me, you guys are incredible!

dave + kirst said...

Of course you deserve it Tiff (and Ryan too)! We love you guys. I just wish I could do more for you. I feel like a slacker because I've been so busy with this darn play. But Dave and I think and pray about you guys daily.

Hang in there!