In lieu of writing out the events of March 2, 2011, which I assure you are very tedious and boring such as talking to insurance people and going to Walmart, I am making this my Shout-Out Blog.
I know that I have said some horrible things about this Po-Dunk Cow-town, but let me tell you one thing – There is no place I would have rather been than here, when this fire happened. The people of this community care and they know how to show that they care. Oh crap, I’ve already started to tear up. This one is gonna be a hard one.
The moment I had to evacuate my home, I had people calling and sending me messages. The outpouring of generosity and kindness from the people of this town has absolutely blown me away. I have not passed a person that hasn’t tried to offer their help. It is truly what has gotten us through. Big hearts are the reason that I can sit here and even write any of this. You don’t know how much it means to someone that has lost everything, just to receive a kind word. Everyone asks, “What do you need?” Well, I don’t know what I need and I can’t answer that question, but I know that they mean it. And I know that when I do know what I need, there will be someone there to help me get it.
My original thought was to list out individuals that have helped us, but that would take way too long and be way too hard. If you are reading this, you know who you are and you know there are no words I can say to you that would ever express a fraction of the gratitude I have. I only hope that some day I will be able to help someone the way that I have been helped.
That being said, I think it is time for some humor. So I would like to make one special Shout-Out and share it with you.
Andrea Gulley, you are an absolute angel and I am forever indebted to you for your kindness. Now, I know that you sent me that cute stuffed turtle in your gift basket to make me smile. Oh, and it did.
I had to run an errand, so I sat the gift basket on the bed and left. I guess since you included bones and beggin’ strips, Bocephus thought that you had sent him the turtle. He took it upon himself to accept his gift. He LOVES toys. He always had toys strung around the house. Toys in the kitchen, bathroom, and I’ve found them in my bed. So, when I came home and saw how happy he was to have a toy it made my heart swell with happiness. Thank You. It was just what we both needed.