Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Economies of Care

On the medical front, we’re sort of waiting through chemo this week; the rough stuff shouldn’t hit for a few days. For now, though, Thomas is looking strong and happy and bouncy like an almost-nine month old should.

On the financial front, I have got a couple tear-jerkers for you. First, a fourth grade class here in Plano decided to donate their Economics Fair and other funds to Thomas. Listen to how their teacher, Ms. Handy, described it:

“Please let Sarah know that it was a unanimous vote (with their eyes closed) among the (144) students at Wyatt to contribute the money to them. They all cheered when they found out the voting result meant such an awesome baby and family would get the money. They already love baby Thomas! “

Can’t you just see all those kiddos squeezing their eyes shut and raising their hands? My heart just won’t stop breaking these days.

And I haven’t even gotten to the big one yet: Hi-Line Supply, a business telephone equipment and service company here in Dallas, had a golf tournament last week. They called and asked for information about our mortgage company so they could make the payments for the next seven months ! !!

Gary Evans, our contact at the company, said that he was stuck in the airport the morning Thomas was featured in the Dallas Morning News article. Gary was on his way that morning to visit his dad, who was fighting his own battle with cancer so he said, “it really stuck a chord.” Gary’s dad passed away on March 24th, but through the golf tournament funds, Gary has passed a great deal of strength and focus to us.

I’ll sum up our current financial situation this weekend or next week, in the lull before Thomas will likely be sick again. I just wanted to be grateful first and fill in the details later.


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9 Comments:

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God!!!!

I came to know of your situation through a friend of a friend and our family has been checking in ever since. We've been praying for you, sharing your story and raising money through our small group at church.

I'm sitting here in tears at your good news!

We'll continue to pray for Thomas' healing and for God to give you strength. I thank God you have so many people to lean on. That's why we're here on this earth--to be God's hands and feet, to help each other. There's no way we could (or should even try) to make it through this life alone.

Stay strong.

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger sweetpea said...

You're killing me!

What a relief. We're so happy for you.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger The Monkey Attack Victim said...

That's amazing.

Are you guys still in the hospital?

 
At 9:17 PM, Blogger sandylandy said...

This is just so amazing. Amazing!

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger Lizard said...

That's amazing Sarah! What a blessing. It is humbling to hear of such gifts and sacrifices. We held a fundraiser for our China adoption and some friends in Austin contributed $4400! I was shocked when I found out. When I called them they said it was what it would have cost to replace their popcorn ceilings, but they felt convicted to send it to us!!! God is good.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Lady of Shalott said...

I would sing a little song of praise, but the lump in my throat is too big! Praise God for His many blessings and how He moves others to care for each other! Happy Day, brave little man!

Love and prayers,
Debra Lambert

 
At 5:24 AM, Anonymous Lindsay A. said...

beautiful.....thank for sharing.....and happy late 1st mom's day

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger kate5kiwis said...

"..it was a unanimous vote (with their eyes closed)"
that is too beautiful.
hand-on-heart-lump-in-throat

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger virge said...

With all the excitement on our front, I'm afraid I'm not checking this as frequently as I once was. When I read this message just now the tears just started flowing.

Yeah, God and these wonderful people he works through!

 

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