To Dinwiddie High School Football Team
ALL the other wonderful, caring, generous people who helped raise money
and donated time for baby Amelia’s cause.
I was telling my husband that I wish I was a poet so maybe then I would be able
to appropriately convey the abundance of appreciation we have for all of you who came
together and, through the goodness of your hearts, spent your time and energy on
prayers, fundraising and generous gifts. So many of you did not even know us and yet
you gave donations to help this fundraiser a successful one. I see this as nothing
short of a blessing!
Plus, the whole event has left something more than we had expected. We
can feel less anxious about our finances, which puts our minds at ease, but seeing all of
you come together as a community to support our family has put our hearts at ease that
we have made the right decision to bring our girls into the world in the first place. In a
world where the negative seems to prevail, we can show actual proof that the world
really is full of people who care, love, empathize, and support. When times get rough we
can use that knowledge to maintain positivity and I hope that the community will be able
to use the event for the same thing in their own lives.
I now know the real power of rallies. This fundraiser was not only a gift to our
family, but to everyone involved; whether helping to organize or coming out to support,
one can walk away feeling a part of something bigger than themselves. Helping others
helps to open up the heart and feel good about the world and oneself. This energy
surrounds them and is passed off to others and so on, sending out a big wake of
goodness and optimism.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL OF YOU!
Eternally grateful with all our hearts,
Ameila, Alexandra, Meghan and Markku