She forwarded a bit of the message that came along with it. She edited out the names and refuses to tell me who it's from.
RaeAnne, Bryan and baby Samuel's story has touched out hearts in a very deep way. We have cried with them, cheered with them, prayed with them, we have hung on every word, we have thought about that precious beautiful little boy and the impact his life and story has made in our life and the lives of thousands. It seems so horrible that someone would have to go through this to make a difference in so many others lives but Samuel's story is not being wasted. Oh no not one little bit. Every heart beat and kick, every item of clothing, the crib, the chair, the books, the music, the verses RaeAnne shared, the bitter bitter tears she and Bryan and all of you have shed are not wasted. They are pointing to love, deep deep love.
We would like to do something special for them. We don't know their exact needs but they do. We would like it to be anonymous so that it can be celebrated as a gift of love not concerned with who gave it. Let us know what would be helpful. Maybe to help with her All That Love Can Do project. Maybe something for their house. Maybe a bill paid off that is hanging over there head. Maybe just for fun money. Let us know how we can make an impact in this story. It would be our pleasure to do this for Samuel and his mama and daddy. Looking forward to your response.
I simply have no words. There are so many things we can use it on. We're tucking it safelty in the bank until we can find a way to use it in a way the honors the gift to it's fullest extent.
Here's my problem: How do you thank someone if you don't know who to thank?
If you are the person who gave the gift, please know it has touched us deeply. I cried when I read the words you wrote about Samuel. This gift means the world to us. I wish I had deeper, more meaningful words to let you know how much it means. I have no way to repay such a kindness, or to match your generosity. I wish I could tell you in person. Thank you. Words are not enough to say that fully. Thank you.
We send our love to you. Thank you for caring for us.
with Samuel in our hearts,
Bryan and RaeAnne