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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why we do what we do

I needed to repost this, as it really shows us what a little bit of kindness can mean to someone. You just never know.

I have sort of been out of the loop with major medical emergencies and I had no idea I won anything. Imagine my surprise when I received a package in the mail. Actually it wasn't a surprise, it was a huge blessing, one that I needed in a big way. Let me explain: On Christmas Day I got a call that my Mom was being taken by ambulance to the hospital with chest pains, she was in critical condition. I flew to FL the next day as my Mom was going to need bypass surgery. Upon arriving in FL, I received a a message saying that now my son had an emergency. He had been taken by ambulance to the hospital with severe stomach pain. He had a gall stone that was blocking his bile duct. This was incredibly upsetting as my son was scheduled to have sugery on his jaw in a few days. This surgery had already been rescheduled twice, it was to repair a broken jaw. He would have his jaw wired for 8 weeks with this surgery.
My Mom had a triple bypass on Dec. 29th, my son had gallbladder surgery on Dec.30th. My Mom's surgery was very critical. The dr's kept telling us that she might not survive the surgery. Thank God she did survive and she is doing a lot better then expected.
My son finally had his jaw surgery Tuesday Jan 11th. I returned from seeing him at the hospital and I had this wonderful package greeting me. I was a little confused, I didn't think I had an outstanding order. Imagine my surprise at receiving this. I had been so busy, so concerned for my loved ones that I didn't think about New Year's or any kind of celebration. Wow, the timing could not have been better. I so needed a pick me up, a stress reliever and I received it from you guys. I told you a long story but I wanted you to know how much of a gift you sent me. Thank you for being such givers, you just never know what effect it will have on the receiver. Barrie and Carol, you are blessings!


  1. It is so sad that this lady had to go through so much, never mind at one time. I was happy to read that things are turning up for her, and her mom is doing better. I will pray for both your mom and son, for continued recovery. I am a strong believer in God and that he always comes through for us, I also believe that he works through others. Carol & Barrie you were the others, what I like to refer to as Angels! I know I feel blessed to spend Friday nights with the both of you, and of course Laura too:) God Bless!


  2. Although we don't know who this is, I too, will remember her and her loved ones in my prayers. This just goes to prove that a little kindness goes a long way. You just never know what is going on in a persons live and just a hello or a kind look might mean the world to them. This just makes me want to go out and do a RAK for someone today and I am going to make sure that I do. Thaks for posting this.

  3. Thanks for sharing her touching story! This woman and her family will be in my prayers :O)

  4. God is Great..i will say a prayer for her and her family for a quick recovery. Thanks for sharing such a touching story. God does work in mysterious ways.

  5. I will add her and her family to my prayers. Thank you for sharing her story.

  6. Wow, I came to the blog to get an update on CHA and I saw my letter to you, it made me cry all over again. I'm glad that you realized how much your RAK meant to me. I also want to thank all of you for your prayers and your concern.

    I am happy to report that my Mom is recovering from her surgery. She is a living miracle. I cannot stress how many times we were told that she might not make it through the surgery, but God. I am a strong believer in God and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God and prayers got her through the surgery. She is better and stronger every day.

    My son is 3 weeks into is jaw being wired. We are praying that his jaw will be unwired in 2 weeks. He is having a really hard time. He cannot eat anything at all and liquids are getting old. He broke his jaw in June and had his mouth wired then. His dr. did not do a proper job and so he had to have his jaw rebroken and rewired. He has lost 65lbs and is getting very weak. He needs prayer for strenght, he is discouraged and very frustrated. I would appreciate continued prayer for him.

    Again, thank all of you for your prayer, thoughts and kindness, it is so appreciated. Keep up the RAK's you never know what it will mean to someone. Lot's of love,