I need to be healthy and strong too. The overwhelming support that I've received from so many has helped me to be just that. Family, friends, neighbors, and even complete strangers have rallied around us. It's a wonderful reminder that people are good. It's been inspiring, some of the acts of kindness that I've been blessed to experience in the past few days. Theresa is a new friend of mine. She's the assistant of the surgeon. When she heard that the blood we donated couldn't be used for Danielle due to the delay she offered to donate her blood. She happens to be O- as well, which is random because not many of us are. This selfless act brought me to tears. She's a stranger, really. Yes, we had talked every day this week, laughed, cried, joked, but we've only met once, briefly during my first meeting with the surgeons. Thinking that she would take time out of her day and let someone inflict pain on her for the benefit of a stranger is so touching. My neighbors have made an impression on me as well. Even though we are
Danielle's surgery has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16. Third time's a charm ;-). I'll be holding her tight until then. Here are some pics that were taken with the help of my new protege, my sister, Sarah.