|CROWELL CLAN OF ANIMALS|
Friday, March 18, 2011
Everyday is a blessing. And everyday we receive blessings. Every breath we take, every smile from Christian, every giggle from Ryan and every unexpected midnight diaper removal from Evelyn is a gift given to us - straight from God.
We have received so many wonderful blessings this past 7 weeks that it has taken the words of gratitude right out of our mouths. I am literally speechless at the generosity and thoughtfulness of people - some of whom I don’t even know. From the first day that the word got through to AE Bowers staff that Christian was very sick to the kind words from a grade school friend today via email, I feel unworthy of the gifts we have been given. My only hope is that the people who have extended their hearts to us know that we appreciate everything that they have done for our family. The road to Christian’s health would have been a lot longer, rougher and steeper if not for the gifts we have received. When our friends organized a fundraiser for us at the local hockey arena we were blown away. When the Genesis place called and offered services of babysitting and programming we were blown away. When a few young girls at the local middle school organized a bake sale for us and when the local church made us three boxes full of homemade meals we were blown away and when a random stranger came to the door and handed me $40 we was blown away. This can only be the work of God in people’s hearts. I feel ashamed that I cannot personally name every person who has helped to get us to this point in our battle but we want you to know that each and every one of you will FOREVER be a part of Christian’s life.
So I feel this is a bit of a lame thank you but there it is….THANK YOU. Thank you to the community of Airdrie, our new friends, our forever friends, our family and strangers.
OUR BIGGEST THANK YOU TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR FOR GIVING US THE KNOWLEDGE AND STRENGTH TO BE THE PARENTS HE WANTS US TO BE AND THE COURAGE TO BECOME THE ‘CHRISTIANS’ HE KNOWS WE CAN BE