Feels difficult to be writing about our problems and fundraising successes when such horrific things are being experienced all around the world.
It also feels difficult to be saying thank you to one particular person or group, when so many people have offered their help to us.
I want you to know you are all appreciated. Every single person who has shared our fundraiser or our fb page or donated, is being held eternally in my heart. Seriously, I actually have a massive jar that I am filling with the names of people who have helped us in any way, and I will never be throwing that jar away. I don’t ever want to forget who, and how many people, helped us.
There are very few silver linings I have been able to find in the horrific situation I have had to experience. I think the most powerful silver lining I’ve found, though, is the surprising (to me) uprising of compassion and kindness that exists in people, both nearby and widespread, that is ignited when needed.
It’s an amazing blessing to watch individuals, groups and communities come together and give the kindness, compassion and generosity that we’ve seen and received.
I write this with the knowledge that whilst I am receiving love and compassion, on the other side of the world (and all over the world for that matter), there are parents having to plan their children’s funerals (amongst other tragedies) – and just nothing about that makes any sense to me.
I suppose I’m writing this because, whilst tragedy is happening in many parts of the world, I don’t want to stop thanking the people who are helping us reach our fundraising goal. Because I need to give recognition and love back to those who have given it to me and my family.
I also rarely have a good enough day to write a post myself so I wanted to take the opportunity while I can…
So, here I am, thanking everyone who has helped us in any way with our fundraising campaign. I want you to know, your compassion gives me the strength to keep fighting.
So to those helping us, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And to those suffering tragedies, I’m sorry. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry.
All my love,