to all of my amazing secret santas..thank you
I would like to thank each and everyone of you for making this truly the best Christmas ever...Your generosity has meant the world to me, and my family. YES, the money will give gifts to my kids this Christmas, and YES, I am thankful for that...but I am MOST thankful for the fact that you all thought enough of me to send gifts, and money, and even stamps, ornaments to make with my kids and just a card to tell me you hope that my Christmas is special. It truly is the thought, and meaning behind each thoughtful item and card that has truly touched me.
This has been a wonderful life lesson for my kids also. I have taught my kids each year to give to others, we always pick a few names from the giving tree...my son wont walk past a ringing bell, without asking for change to give...my daughter raises money for pediatric cancer research each year...and I have two kids that I have taken in that have a terrible homelife. I can now show them....that there are SOOOOO many good people out there in the world...and that everyone needs help at times...AND that they are special. The last 3 years my kids have gone without..even at times food...and when we had gotten the unexpected money from disability, I had held onto it for months so I could give them a good Christmas...I was truly heartbroken when my husbands wallet was stolen. I never expected soooooooo many Angels to join together and give my kids an extra special Christmas.
My daughter was telling someone the other day, how she received presents from people that didnt even know her...because her fathers wallet was stolen, and she told them that she felt so special because of it...It brought tears to my eyes. My kids have seen each card come in..my son even wanted to know "what will THEY do for Christmas, if they are sharing so much with us"
I received another card in the mail Yesterday...Angie (agirlsgirl) and Diana(ollierose) contacted alot of people and put together help for my family...just as Fran did.
The card is signed from...angelady, agirlsgirl,proudgm,austinhanasmom, ollierose, gnomey, jaleeisa, kellycomposter, Ibartoo, keeversgirl, isamae, jacoblily, chemocurl, and lantanalover.
Words connot express how I feel....a million times...thanks !! You all have gone above and beyond helping my family...I feel honored to be part of the "gw" family...
To each of you that helped make this season sooooo special...I wish I could give each of you a great big (((HUG))) and please know that I am ever so grateful to you all.
My Christmas wish this season...is that ALL of you have as special of a Christmas as you have given to my family !
Thanks for taking such a horrible experience and making it into THE nicests thing ANYONE has ever done for me...
You Didnt Have To
Thank you for what you did;
You didnÂt have to do it.
IÂm glad someone like you
Could help me to get through it.
IÂll always think of you
With a glad and grateful heart;
You are very special;
I knew it from the start!
By Joanna Fuchs
my heart felt thanks,