Tuesday, March 25, 2008

LUV Update

The SWA silent auction raised well over a month's pay for me. People went way over the top in terms of generosity - in fact, one of the organizers told me today that someone came by and asked to just donate enough to cover a full day off.

I'm just ...flabbergasted by all of it. I really thought that, when this was all through, we'd be making up for lost time with an extra job or just ...figure something out. But with this kind of help, I'm able to take time to be home without rationing - and without making hard choices about bills. We might even finish up with the doctor bills before the end of next year. Which is just about the farthest thing that I could have imagined at this time last year.

It really is mind-boggling. There are so many people at my work who are undercover heroes - they are fighting cancer themselves, or they are caring for kids with autism or hemophillia or severe disabilities. The same is true of a lot of the people who read this regularly - you don't see them in the comments always, but I hear from them.

I am so humbled that people of that caliber have the energy to invest in just caring about us, about Thomas's story. And humbled that SWA Maintenance would include helping my family in the long honor roll of good deeds that they have under their belts :)

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At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Gordon said...

Spent some time catching up. Thanks for the photos and the honesty as always. I'm now officially a SWA fan forever.

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Southwest Airlines IS AWESOME!!!

At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


- rachel

At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of people deal with difficult things at home. Not everyone deals with them with as much grace as you do. You do not deserve this much pain and sorrow in your life. You do, however, deserve the outpouring of love.


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