Today I begin the 10 days of counting before Relay. Each day I will focus on something different.
Today is a day of thanks.
First of all I have to thank all of you. Your support has meant more to me than you will ever know. Your stitching ornaments, messages of encouragement, prayers, etc. have kept me going through this year long journey.
Second of all, I must thank my husband. He has listened to me ramble on and on about this project. He has put up with me storing boxes of ornaments and keeping late nights on the computer, chatting with you all about the project and all that goes with it. He has had me stitching like a mad woman at times and talking to myself about batting, cording, and finishing challenges. He is my anchor and I couldn't do it without him. James, I love you!
Third, I have to thank my dear mother who has been my prayer warrior. I love you Mom!
Fourth, this project would not have even gotten started if it weren't for my daughter Jennifer's computer wizardry. She showed me how to get the blog started, how to post pictures and links, etc. She also listened to me ramble on and on about this. She encouraged me when I got nervous about everything and she will be here on Saturday night, October 17th to debut the tree. Jen, you are so precious to me and I love you.
Fifth, I must thank my co-workers. They too have listened to me ramble. They have had all the appropriate ooo's and ah's when ornies came in. They have supported me in this journey all the way. Thanks so much to all of them. Jim, Keith, Kristin, Stephanie, Dawn, Debra, Esmeralda, Janet, Lisa, Davena, Terry, Vicki, Colette, Yolanda, Carol & Sarah, thank you for not fussing when I presented this idea and all of it's challenges. We are a team and I could not do this without all of you!
Sixth, thank you to all of the patients who have told me their stories and thank you to the families who told me the stories of their friends and families when the friend and families couldn't. You are my inspiration!
Whew! Just 10 more days...