Last Friday I opened up a box that UPS delivered and I burst into tears at the surprise inside. The newest and best Disney movies for my family and a big bucket of presents for Jersey!
Jersey’s favorite gift is definitely the extra-soft blanket, but my favorite part is @incrediblesprocketeer
’s adorable little paw print on the card (along with sweet notes from @MovieMarshall
). We love everything that was sent, but it took a while to unravel why I was so moved when I saw the thoughtfulness that went into the entire package.
The day after Jersey's surgery, her veterinarian said that well-meaning friends and family might advise that Jersey should be put down instead of nurtured back to health. He also told me not to listen to those people. Thankfully, it seems that I don't have anyone like that in my life.
On the contrary, I've found that we're surrounded by only caring, compassionate people, and I've been amazed at the amount of love and support we've has received since her injury. Surprises like this are the icing on the cake. The real gift is this community of loved ones who understand how special Jersey is and how difficult everything about this situation has been.
I can't begin to explain how very meaningful and necessary the encouragement and kindness expressed to us has been for my emotional state over the last month. The most difficult days were made easier with your messages, notes, phone calls and visits. You are all making the world a better place, one gesture at a time.
I've always thought it, but now I know without a doubt that I have the best friends and family in the world.