I keep telling my daughter to stop using exclamation marks and reserve them for when it really matters. In this case it really matters. Exclamation mark!!!

We just had the best PJ Day yet, and it couldn’t have happened without the hundreds of volunteer hours and dozens of donations in cash, services, and product. Jasper is the most amazing community I have ever seen, and I am lucky to be a part of it. Together we raised the bar of awareness yet another notch, but we also raised some money toward our efforts to be supportive of people and families affected by this disease in real time.

We can’t undo the undoable, but we can be there as a shoulder to lean on, an empathetic ear, and a support net for a family like yours and mine, going through the unfathomable. Jasper is unmatched in it’s power to make things fantastic. Go big or go home, takes on a whole new meaning in the little town in the middle of the giants of rock surrounding us. Together we are a powerhouse.

You see I had written a whole swath of thank you’s on this page and hadn’t saved them when my computer crashed. It took me hours and I lost it all. Blaming it on chemo brain for not saving. I then bought some thank you cards to write them out and hand deliver them, and that didn’t materialize. I at least managed a thank you letter in The Fitzhugh, but I was so grateful by the outpouring of support that I felt I needed to do more, and with each passing day, I felt guiltier and guiltier for not having done it, until writing the thank you’s became an unbearable idea because each thank you would have to include a ‘sorry it’s taken me this long to do it’ addition to the card.

So thank you everyone!!!!!!

When I heard this yesterday on ‘q’ – it made me bite the bullet and at least write an apology for being such a goofball.  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-monday-may-4-2015-1.3059765/should-every-day-be-email-debt-forgiveness-day-1.3059785 Pictures will be posted soon.

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