Monday, February 4, 2008

Gratitude

Yes, I am back again.

It's a funny thing, friendship and kindness.

I have had RA/Lupus and the chronic pain that goes with 'officially' since 2002. 

My Hubby has done some special kindhearted things for me over that time, and my parents have given their whole hearted full out assistance in ways I could never repay. 

Kathy left her son and hubby to spend the day with me in an ER when I didn't want to be alone, and she has had to drive up here to me 90% of the time because I just cannot do the travelling to her as easily, all very much appreciated.

I have been blessed when I have had to ask for assistance and I am so grateful.

But, so rare and blessed are acts of pure kindness.

Most of those have come from friends I have never met, never even spoken to on the phone.

Today I was blessed again.  I received a beautiful letter and gift to pamper myself with from my friend, Rebecca Anne, of In The Shadow Of The Iris today.

We have never met.  Never spoken on the telephone.

Yet, the kindness and understanding in her letter, and the intent with which she sent her gift has touched my heart, so deeply and brought me so much joy, that my mere words cannot express it fully.

Thank you, Rebecca Anne.  I am truly blessed for the coincidence of life that brought us to AOL, and then for us to find each other in J-Land.

Thankyou...

be well,
Dawn

26 comments:

pharmolo said...

It's at times like that that you recognise who your TRUE friends are, Dawn. Hope you're a bit better now :-)

deshelestraci said...

It's stuff like that that makes it a little easier to get up and face the day!
Traci

lindaggeorge said...

Things like that make life bearable.

As for the picture....Hmmm, I think that's the cat version of me in a morning, trying to get out of bed LOL.

Linda x.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindaggeorge/GeorgeMansions/

sdoscher458 said...

I've always believed that most people are good and kind. I know with some you might have to dig a little to find it but I believe it's there, wanting to be treated as we would treat others. I'm so happy that you have so much support nearby and in the distance. Rebecca is a favorite of mine and has been for years, a very special lady, I'm glad she's your friend too. Hope you feel better soon...love, Sandi

chat2missie said...

That's wonderful!
Missie

nightmaremom said...

awwwww that is precious... I'm glad she made your day
hugs
d

jckfrstross said...

she is a very special lady:) you are too glad you are back

Deb

adlessor said...

You deserve  it and she likes you too.  Mutual admiration society.       Dawn

rdautumnsage said...

Your deserving of it all dear one! Rebecca is definitely one of a kind...she's a deep, compassionate caring human being...(Hugs)Indigo

justaname4me2 said...

Dawn,
   And Thank You dear friend, for being such a bright spot in this world, so many of us cherish.
There are many things we cannot change about ourselves, or for our friends, but we can remember the little things, like pampering what hurts us, or soothing what we cannot escape. I hope my gift does that for you, if even for a minute.

   Your entry and words have given me a huge smile today, and that's all the thank you I could ever need....a smile.....

Take care now friend.......and pamper, pamper!

Rebecca Anne

lv2trnscrb said...

isn't that neat!! that's what's special about J-Land; the people connection like this; so glad someone pampered you because I think most days you could use a good pampering considering all you have to go through with your illnesses

betty

topazscorpio27 said...

I had really hoped you'd be back soon because I would've missed you.  Rough day. Hug Libby.  Sasha died at 6 p.m. tonight.  -Dawn-

eeofficemgr said...

Dawn,

Glad that you are back.  I missed reading your journal.
Michelle

wwfbison said...

Rebecca sounds like a wonderful person - how nice of her to make you feel so good.  I am glad to see you back, I missed you & your LOL cat pics!!!!  Aw, the one you put up today is great!!!  
xxx
Lisa

helmswondermom said...

What a nice thing to do for you!
Lori

brendaspears97 said...

Awww that is so sweet...I'm glad you have her.

Brenda

randlprysock said...

I am so sorry to hear you were in the ER... was this recently?  I am way behind on alerts and just praying you are okay.  Just know I am here and praying for you!!  God Bless,
Lisa

jmoqueen said...

What a lovely story ~ it's so heart warming to know that there are people out there that can form such lovely friendships :o)

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

gdireneoe said...

((((((D)))))) ;)  C.

ukgal36 said...

hi darlin..missed ya...
Lyn

ksgal3133 said...

Sending you hugs and prayers! Welcome back :)

Hugs,
Gretchen

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Welcome Back ... somehow I missed the "alert" that you were back, after what sounds like some challenging days.  I hope all is well on your end ... we missed you here in blog-land and welcome you back with open arms.
Best,
Marty

gazker said...

Oh Dawn, I hope everythings looking up a bit more for you now.
Biggest hugs ever, to my special Lady.
Gaz xxxx

ekgillen said...

((((HUGS)))
Gillie

sunnyside46 said...

people speak of the internet as being impersonal
there are long nights when I cant sleep that I can actually FEEL the friendship on the other side of the screen shining out through the night.
Marti

cacklinrosie101 said...

Hi Dawn!!!!  I missed this.  I was gone/MIA last week with DSL that wouldn't cooperate.  It was a problem on Embarq's end.  Whoo to the Giants!  I was thinking of you when the wonderful ending came about.  Joey and I were both super happy.   I'm glad you have made it back.  Hugs Chris