I just read an article about friends and family ghosting people with cancer. We are so fortunate that we have not experienced this. In fact, with the continued support we receive, I sometimes think oh they must be getting sick of us yapping about cancer and how it makes us feel, blah, blah, blah. Haha! Instead, we continue to receive encouragement. Beyond blessed.
Every time we have put out the call for help…
no matter what that might be, people far and near have stepped up to the plate. I refer to our home as the Community House because we had an abundant amount of people who came to put in flooring, tile, put in the HEAVY beam that spans the width of the house, moving, unpacking, painting, cleaning, and the list goes on.
When it came time for your daily three-hour round trips to Minot for your radiation treatments, numerous people volunteered to drive you because I did not want you alone in case a side effect came on strong.
We received a touching letter from my cousin…
Brian Giesinger, which sums up the incredible people pulling for us.
Dear Mitch and Nicole,
Usually, I would start a letter by asking how you are doing, but I think we know the answer to that. We can’t imagine what you are going through… and no words I could write in this letter would be able to provide any relief from your burdens. All I can say is that we are thinking of you and praying for you. We believe in miracles and will continue to pray for one!!
With Love and Prayers.
I can almost imagine how hard…
it was for Brian to write this. I love how he just called out the elephant in the room by stating it. So many times, we don’t know what to say to someone in a gut-wrenching situation, when just the simple act of reaching out is all that is needed.
We are beyond blessed for all who have decided to go on this journey with us!
With all my love –
PS This letter was written prior to Mitch’s passing.