Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Thank You Note to All

To My Dear Family, Clergy, and Friends,

First of all I want to ask that you accept this generic letter as "the best I can do for now"...... but more importantly as an expression of my deepest gratitude to all of you. The outpouring of prayer, great healing thoughts, love, concern, and of course great medical care has been overwhelming the past 4 months. There are so many of you to thank I do not know of any other approach. The paper and postage cost for this mailing alone will run right along side the cost of my co-pay for medical services.

While hospitalized in February at Memorial Hospital my condition was far more critical than I realized at the time. With your support and care I guess "I beat the odds" and now am on a miraculous road to recovery. It appears this may be a lifetime struggle for me but as with so many of you (my personal support group) SO BE IT!

I've missed so many Church services during the 2 most beautiful seasons of the year - Easter and Christmas.....but I've been there in spirit. And the parties and social gatherings - the 50's Beatnik Dinner and Poetry Reading, the 40 Years and Still Rollin' party, the retirement parties, Italian Vacation movie night, SSA lunches and so much more. Please accept our apologies for missing - you know Craig and I NEVER plan on missing great fun and friends and we were with you in thought (and regret).

We both truly want to thank all of you from my fabulous doctors, the great medical staff at Memorial, my loving and supportive family, all my wonderful Clergy and church family, and our lifelong friends from work, the car club, the neighbors. The flowers, fruit baskets, cards, calls, visits, gifts and meals are indescribable. What more can I say but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

We love you all!

Barb and Craig


  1. Dear Barb:
    Good job on the blog. Sounds like you are on the road to your long over due recovery. Wishing you, Craig and your family a very Happy Easter!!!
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you always.
    Janet & Paul

  2. As always you and all your family are in our prayers and thoughts. Wish we didn't live so far so that we could physically help more. It was so nice to see you and Craig at the get together on the 28th of March. Much love, Tom and Leanne

  3. You are living a miracle!

  4. Praise God! We love you.