In the past month or so, since we learned that Katy was going to need to be transplanted sooner than later. The outpouring of our friends and family has been overwhelming. Maybe overwhelming isn’t the right word since I think that has a negative connotation… and I mean this is the MOST positive way.
Meals have been planned for us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (those are cardiac clinic days, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have a yummy, home cooked meal waiting for us.) Thank You
Babysitting has been a non issue and non stress thus far and that is huge! Thank You!
A very good friend is in the process of organizing the Be A Rock For Katy Fund. Which is a HUGE undertaking and something I am learning will be a necessity if the $90 we spent on parking is any indication.
A Facebook fan page has been set up with well over 400 members with kind words and prayers and messages that get us through the day.
Friends have been there to listen to me, cry with me, scream with me and laugh with me…because sometimes, you need to laugh.
A lot of people have said to me “I don’t know how you do it” , “You are amazing”, “ You are the strongest woman I know” “ There is NO way I could do what you are doing” “Katy is so lucky to have you and Mike, you are the best parents in the world” “You are my hero”
Besides the normal reaction of blushing and saying… oh you do what you have to. My response to some of those statements are:
I don’t know how you do it…
Some days most days I don’t want to. Most days I want to just stay in bed curled in the fetal position and cry. But I have three reasons why I don’t…Mike, Kathryn and Patrick. That’s not to say sometimes I don’t cave and crawl in to bed when K & P are napping, or cry myself to sleep in Mike’s arms, cause I do.
You are amazing
I am far from amazing… Mike does a good job at making me look amazing, however he is the one holding this family together. He is my ROCK!
You are the strongest woman I know
Maybe I am the strongest woman ‘you’ know… but I know lots of women stronger than me.
There is no way I could do what you are doing
I am sure if you were faced with the same situation, you would find a way to do what I am doing… I really have no choice, have you thought about what my alternatives are?! Don’t, because there aren’t any.
Katy is so lucky to have you and Mike, you are the best parents in the world
Katy is a very lucky little girl, she has lots and lots of people who love her, a great team at Children’s, a brother who ADORES her, and a mommy and daddy who thinks she hung the stars…she is our shining star, our miracle, our Rock star! As far as Mike and I being the best parents… we do the best we can.
You are my hero
I’m far from a hero… the real hero is KATY!!!