This is a blog I posted on another site I have discontinued, but I really wanted to repost it here. My mom passed away on January 3, 2013, but I know her journey through cancer was brighten on days she received cards from people around the United States whom she had never met. People who just wanted to make a difference in her life. Not only does it touch the person's heart who is going through the situation, it touches their family's heart as well. (I still have all those cards my mom received and I read them often when I miss her.)
Blog from other site submitted May 13, 2012:
It was only a couple of cards, but it meant the world to my mom!! I talk a lot about Making a Difference by small acts of kindness and this story is the perfect example of why it is so important to take time to think of others.
As many of you know, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer the middle of April 2012. She had her first round of chemo a little over a week ago and at first she seemed to be handling it fine, but as the week went on the side effects started getting to her and she said this last week was a little tough.
On Saturday morning I made my daily phone call to see how she was doing and the joy in her voice (and my dad’s) was overwhelming. She told me first that she had gotten our Mother’s Day card, but not only that card . . . she received several others all mailed from El Paso, Texas. Upon opening each cards, she was overwhelmed by the number of signatures she saw on the cards . . . names she didn’t recognize except for Faynell Poe and Julie Abernathy because she knew those names from me.
You see, Texas ALP (a legal professional organization I have been a member of for over 20 years) had their Annual Meeting this last weekend. At the meeting, many of those members signed several Get Well cards (some sent cards on their own) and mailed them to my mom to give her encouragement and wishes to get well soon. My mom didn’t have the strength to read every name to me, but my dad did. Texas ALP members . . . THANK YOU!! I cannot express the appreciation and love I feel in my heart that you took a moment to think of my mom in her time of need.
If you have the opportunity . . . please take the time to touch someone’s life today. It really only takes a minute, but can bring so much joy into their life!!