Post Number: 1849
|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 09:05 pm: ||
I was looking through my dad's files and came across a message he sent out a few years before my transplants. I like the words so I thought about sharing this with my transplant buddies. I hope this is the right forum to put this on.
Many heartfelt thanks for your help. The outpouring of support to help Kelli survive is something that restores one's faith in humanity. The words friendship and caring take on a new meaning.
Many times, I have watched her open her eyes, after a surgery, struggling to move under a maze of tubes and wires, wanting desperately to be held and comforted. A tear would always trickle out of the corner of her eye...then she would suddenly hit you with that fantastic smile of hers. Once again, I felt her desire to live and all seemed well in the world.
Several times, during her young life, she almost slipped away. Her spirit wandered out into the unknown, trying to touch the hand of God. The power of prayer always brought her back to a new destiny and a new struggle. I believe this will be her last and final struggle.
Sorry, I'm getting carried away. My heart thanks you for your caring and support. My gratitude will become the memory of my soul. Knowing that wonderful people like you are in this world, sharing it with Eccoblue, gives an emotional feeling that sort of wells up inside, making it quite impossible to not become misty-eyed. Sometimes, thank you isn't enough. God bless.
Me again, I am truly blessed to have more support than I deserve!
Love and hugs! Kelli
Post Number: 108
|Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 06:17 am: ||
I don't think I have ever read a more beautiful thank you note than the one your father wrote. I could just feel the love he has for you pouring out of his heart in every word. You are a lucky young lady with a very special Dad.
Listed for Lung Transplant 10/6/10
Mayo Clinic/ Jacksonville, FL
Post Number: 16213
|Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 08:23 am: ||
thank you for sharing these beautiful heartfelt words of love from your Dad. you are so blessed!
Post Number: 471
|Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 08:59 am: ||
Thanks for sharing those words. now I know where your awesomeness came from!
Love and hugs
|Holly Mulkerin |
Heart transplant 1/28/09 I have a Happy Heart
Be kind. Remember that everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Harry Thompson
Post Number: 4160
|Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 03:18 pm: ||
Kelli, there's no doubt about it, you have a very loving Dad. His sentiments are absolutely beautiful and truly heartfelt. You are a very lucky young lady.
Thank you for sharing this.
We love ya'
Post Number: 2629
|Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 06:48 pm: ||
Truly, those are the words of a very loving father!
You are forever blessed!!