Monday, 24 December 2012
Pulled up to the house, parked in the garage, and started crying. Sobbing really. I just couldn't walk into my empty house. I want Millie home. This isn't fair. She shouldn't have to do this again. Finally, I pulled myself together, got Austin out of the back (he was asleep) and started to get settled for the night. Jack started to bark so I slowly wandered to the front door. Not only had my driveway been shoveled, but sitting on my porch was so much love. Some people left notes and some did not, either way I want you all to know how much I needed the pick-me-up and the Christmas cheer. I am amazed at the love that we are given. Not only was my porch covered with gifts, but Millie and Austin have been showered with them the last couple days, not to mention Brady and I. So many of you have gone out of your way to help our whole family feel loved and support. I don't know if I would be as positive as I am if I didn't know how many people were backing us every moment of every day. We can do this. Millie can do this. I know it. I wish I could give each one of you a huge and tell you I love you and I am deeply grateful, but I can't, so please take this message and know that your kindness has been noticed, needed, and appreciated. Thank you and Merry Christmas.