I have been all over the place lately. I can go from super happy and positive to bawling and devastated in five minutes. It's times like these that you need great friends to kick you in the butt and say "You can DO this. Everything will work out just like it's supposed to!".
On Tuesday night, a friend brought this plaque to work:
We were talking last week about how appropriate it was that we're doing an egg "harvest" during the Fall. It hadn't even occurred to me, but it doesn't surprise me that she would pick up on it. She's just one of the most amazing, selfless people I know and I'm so, so glad that she's in our corner. We brought the plaque to Houston, and it's hanging in our hotel room as a constant reminder of how much our friends support us on this journey.
Last night as I was packing for our trip, another friend showed up with this:
A group of friends that we work with got together and packed this bin full of goodies. They even sent 20 one dollar bills for the vending machines at the hotel. From Paul's favorites (peanut butter and Coke Zero) to the caffeine free tea and Sprite for me, it is obvious how much thought was put into this box. Yesterday, I spent an hour at Target wandering around because I knew that we needed stuff like this. However, in true Mary style, I got frustrated and walked out with some shampoo and a bag of Jelly Bellys. Not helpful.
I'm just humbled by the awesome group of people that we choose to surround ourselves with. There have been so many times when I questioned telling everyone what we were going through. Today, I can boldly say that we made the right decision. All of your prayers, texts and positive thoughts have made this so much easier for me. And if we stumble this time, I know that you'll be there to help us prepare for the next hurdle.
"Thank You" just doesn't seem like enough, but it will have to do.