How do you express in words your appreciation for support and encouragement from complete strangers who became your family almost overnight? How do you say thank you for lifting me from darkness and defeat when all I wanted to do was give up? How do you tell someone you feel overwhelmed with warmth and love when yesterday, you didn't know them at all, and had your child not diagnosed with disabilities, you probably never would have?
For when Zoe was first diagnosed, thank you for calming my fears and reassuring me that Zoe was going to be okay.
For those times when I thought I was finished grievingthe future I had dreamed for her, thank you for showing me that Zoe still has a future, and a very bright one.
For the times I felt so overwhelmed with being a special needs parent and just wanted to run away, thank you for reminding me of the joy and the rewards of having a special child. Every parent believes their child is special, but we special needs parents have the SPECIAL children.
For the times your children have been sick, and for the times your angels grew wings, thank you for allowing me to pray for and with you, share your tears and grieve with you.
For the times I've felt weak with fear and defeat, thank you for being my strength until my strength came back.
I feel as if this is not enough. I can say thank you over and over again, but words cannot express my gratitude for my micro family and for all the little Micro Miracles and Angels I have gotten to know and love. Thank you, beautiful miracles, for humbling me and teaching me the beauty this world and God has to offer. I will never be able to express from the very depths how honoured I am to know you and love you and call you my family.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you have done for us. We love you all.