Kismet KindnessNovember 11, 2010 by Victoria Strong Don't worry -- we are doing okay. It's funny how sometimes just venting brings relief. And we are definitely feeling encouraged and supported by your kind comments and emails -- THANK YOU! And yesterday we received the most wonderful packages from four different very special friends. It is amazing that just at the point we needed a little love, it arrived from four different people. Kismet. One package was an early Christmas pressie for Gwendolyn that looks super neat and was super generous. She hasn't opened it yet, so more on that later, but the thoughtfulness immediately made me cry. Another package contained three adorable books written for Gwendolyn by three junior high students. She loved them!!! I cried. Then another package contained handmade cards for Gwendolyn, some birthday and some just because, decorated by darling elementary students. She loved these, too. I cried again. And the fourth package contained a very first art project by a very special little girl -- a gift to Gwendolyn!!! She loved this as well and yep, once again I got all throat lumpy. But, it was healing. To feel surrounded by such positivity and kindness always lightens the load.
We have had some very big stressors (non-SMA) over the last month. And, well, we were starting to feel like we can only handle so much. But, life does move forward and when we are the recipients of such goodness in the world, it helps fill up our floaties and, suddenly, swimming becomes a lot easier.And already today we feel the buoyancy of so much kindness, so much thoughtfulness and so much support. Thank you so very, very much!