I can’t tell you how many kindnesses have blessed us since we’ve began Kramer’s cancer journey. SO MANY!!
People have asked us what can we do for you. To be honest, we’re so busy living this that we have trouble even thinking about what we need. We’re very simple people too so what some people classify as needs, to us they are wants.
Here are some things that have been done for us. These are things they just did without asking first which made it a gift that was much easier to accept…..A co-worker of Hubby’s and his wife paid for our hotel stay for two nights.
Hubby’s boss had lunch delivered to us…it was a great lunch too. Lunch was delivered for four of us as Kalissa and Craig were with us that day.
Someone from the hospital anonymously gave us a gift of money…..
We also found out the that hospital has a very limited amount of guest rooms free of charge. I think you need to be a distance away and have a more critical family member in the hospital. I got a room for the weekend. It’s nothing fancy but I don’t care. I’m here up in his room or in the family lounge except to go to sleep anyway. I sure appreciate it. I’ve had offers to stay with a blog reader who lives close but for now, this is where I want to be…close.
Here’s my room….
Simple but just what I need.
I had a gal that cleaned house for me every other week. She dusted, did the floors and wiped a few things down. I always figured most businesses always have a cleaner so it would be okay for me to. I love her as a person and love the job she does. On opposite weeks I did the cleaning. I ended putting her on hold until we get Kramer figured out and know where we sit with jobs and money. Well Wednesday of this week I asked her to cover for me for childcare. She jumped at the chance to help. She had a mom who died from cancer and knows it’s a hard journey…plus, she’s a nice person. Well, only a couple of childcare kiddos showed up as there was a snowstorm Wednesday. Her daughter is 12. I also love her. She ended up playing with the kids and my friend cleaned my house for me. I totally love the two of them. This is the kind of people they are are NICE!
Kalissa and I ended up in Lacrosse in a panic. In all of this, we forgot the dogs. We called my cleaner girl and she went over and fed them that night and again in the morning. How sweet!!!
We have been WOWED by the kindnesses. We feel so loved and that’s been surprising to us. We are finding that this journey isn’t one we are taking alone. The support is so kind and so needed.
I’ve learned that we instantly feel more connected to anyone who has had cancer in their lives. They know. They “get it”.
I feel like I’m always saying “Thank you”…and I feel like thank you is never enough.