What do you say when there are simply no words? How do you say thank you to someone who did something for you that you will never be able to repay him or her for?
It has been less than a week since we were told Rylie did in fact have a tumor on her optic nerve and we have experienced every emotion a person could experience since then. We cried tears of sadness and worry, we’ve been mad at the world because our baby is hurting, but then through everything we felt this amazing blessing in being able to help others thru similar situations. It has been the one silver lining in this whole ordeal.
We are no good at asking for help… I mean Brett is the person that walks around Home Depot for 45 minutes looking for one screw because he doesn’t need help. I am the girl who will sit in the bathroom crying because I am completely overwhelmed but refuse to ask for help because I don’t want to bother anyone. When you have gone so long without asking for help it simply becomes impossible for you to ask help on even the little things. So, when out of no where people just begin to help you, you become so over come with thankfulness that you don’t even know where to begin thanking them. We have had people bring us dinner, we have had people take us our to fun little events around town, we have had people come get Rylie for play dates, many people have sent us sweet messages of support, and to top it all off people have asked us how they can financially help Rylie and other kids with NF. The kindness and generosity of others is amazing. We live in a world that can be painfully cruel some times BUT we also live in a world that can be overwhelming heart warming as well. When times are hard the true goodness of others show thru their love and support for others- others they may have never even met.
We have already had almost 3,00 views to the blog to read Rylie’s story and donations for the Children’s Tumor Foundation have began to come in. We feel as if we will never be able to properly thank everyone for everything you all have done for us already. Our journey is just starting and we are so overwhelmed by all of the love and support we have received. We will forever be grateful to each and every one of you. While a simple “THANK YOU” does not seem like nearly enough of a thank you for everything you have done and are doing for our little family please know that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything. We are surrounded by amazing family and friends and we are so blessed to have all of your working with us to help cure the children affected by NF. Your support will never be forgotten.
Brett, Brandie, and Rylie Evans