Monday, December 17, 2007

I am blessed

Last week a large fruit basket was delivered to our house from Sean's work with a card wishing him well. Friday my mom took the whole day off work to help me with Taylor after I had my wisdom teeth pulled. Saturday my sister came over to let us know that she's thinking about us. Yesterday afternoon Sean got a text message from our home teacher saying that everyone is praying for us and hopes he feels better soon. That night Sean's home teaching companion came over to see how we were and bring us some cookies his wife had baked. Our ward wants to bring us meals and have a fast for Sean while he's going through his cancer treatments at the beginning of the year. And on top of all of that, our families are going to absolutely spoil Taylor for Christmas this year because we have too many medical expenses to pay for presents.

A couple nights ago I was feeling really down about everything that Sean and I are going through right now, and then I thought of all the people that give us so much love and support and my heart just overflowed with gratitude. We are absolutely surrounded by people who care about us and for that I am so thankful. This has been a difficult holiday season for Sean and I, and at times I feel like I just want it all to be over. I get so depressed thinking about everything I want to buy my family for Christmas, and I get so busy throwing myself a pity party, that I forget what this time of year is about. And when I think about how much people love and care for us and how much they've helped us this year, I think this is probably the best Christmas I've ever had.

I know it's not much and I know I can never make it up to all of you who've sacrificed so much to help us, but THANK YOU. I don't know what we'd do without babysitters, warm meals, and shoulders to cry on. We love you all and hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.

3 comments:

Christine P said...

I'm so glad you have so much support. You really deserve it! Annie you and Sean are amazing and I just love you two. Your strong and will make it through all of this stronger people!

Nicole said...

Anne, my thoughts are with you this holiday season. You are a strong girl and can make it through anything. Especially since you have that gorgeous baby boy to keep you smiling. I wish you lived closer so I could babysit :)

Taylor is lucky to have such a loving and smart Mommy! I will be thinking of you and wishing all the best.

Lots of Love,
Nicole

ezza (from BBC) said...

Annie... I had no idea. I've been so out of touch lately (I just had a devastating miscarriage and haven't been around much).

All of my thoughts and prayers are with you, Sean, and Taylor.

I'm sending you all my love for the holidays.

Love Ya Girl.
Ezza