Sometimes I am so incredibly humbled by this community. Leaving our house this morning we all get buckled in then look up at our front door and noticed.
WE GOT FLITTERED!
It was so exciting for us to see all of the Unravel paper dragonflies flittering around our front door. Loving and protecting our home. We all got unbuckled to look closely.. and of course for Mom to take some pictures!
This evening we went to 7652 Monterey street here in town. Its actually a local church.. and I got to shake the pastors hand. A place that opened their doors with their new flooring and freshly painted walls to us for our rummage sale fundraiser. So just driving there I was touched by their generosity in action to allow us to use their facilities without asking for anything in return. When I talked to my boys about it driving there, about how this church is sharing with us to help us unravel kids cancer Nicholas said
“Jesus like that”.
Yup buddy that’s a true statement.
We got there. And saw a steady stream of people ready to jump in and help out. And box after box .. after box get carried in and quickly and smartly get laid out. This event is again not mine.. its my moms labor of love and she had an incredible team supporting her. People with more organization and talent and frankly generous spirits than I have ever had. It was immediately apparent how much work went into getting this event ready.
After most things were set up .. I stood back and I looked.
Impressed. By the outpouring of support we received for this event. How full the room was of items to sell and peoples generosity. People looked inside their own homes to see what they could sacrifice to help unravel.. but also it hit me..
me. My family.
Humbled and honored that people care so truly and deeply about us. Because I knew looking around at tables and clothing racks filed.. that its not just about finding a cure.. its also about saying we care, we remember.
And during part of the sale tomorrow (9am) my gym coast range cross fit located at 8540 Church street, also here in Gilroy, will be offering a open work out. Meaning anybody can come give cross fit a try.
They have already done so much for us.. Fundraising for my family.. and gifting us my membership. Its truly my sanity. I have always enjoyed working out.. but its never done emotionally what cross fit does for me now. It helps me in a way nothing else does.. not my writing or crying or even running.
It challenges me and pushes me and defeats me. It allows me to bust through the limits I thought I had but also pushes me to the point of failure.. Teaching me in a whole different way thats its ok to not be able to conquer everything and there is comfort in feeling that physically since I live it emotionally every single day since my daughter died.
Its a great environment with great coaches who make sure everybody is challenged but always working out safely! I recommend cross fit to all bereaved parents I talk to.. it makes such a impact on my life and in turn my surviving kids lives. But I also think its just an incredible way to take care of your body and I highly suggest you come and check it out! 9am!! 8540 Church street.
Sometimes its hard to accept to really absorb it all. That people can care so much about us.. be willing to give so much and do so much for us..
Thats my goal for tomorrow. To listen for her name.. to take moments for myself to soak it in.
…until there is a cure..