Wednesday, August 8, 2007

How Much for a Great Big Thank You?

My goodness...where to begin? I have received so much caring and compassion these last few days -- words fail me. I am so amazed by the power of the bonds I have made from what started out as a "fun little blog." I knew it would be a source of support for tri stuff...but who knew how incredibly vital it would be at a time of such personal need?

As you can see from the clip (big ups to Mary Beth and Leah for sending it), I am beginning (with the babiest steps) to re-emerge. This is because of all of you. Today I had an incredible conversation with Megan who, frankly, gave me some free therapy, but more importantly gave of herself to help me bear my burden. She was able to help me make sense of and acknowledge just how much is connected with Dinah's death. I am so grateful to have connected with someone who is walking a similar path -- no accident, I'm sure.

I also have to say a special thanks to Wendy. She has experienced similar losses recently, and when I reached out, she reached right back.

Of course, you all know what a big heart Duane has. He and his family have been sending love my way even before I signaled my need.

Last, but not least, to everyone else who cried with me, made me laugh, or just let me know they were heart overflows. You have refilled my tanks full enough to pay it forward, and I will absolutely pay it back, should the need arise.

At first glance, it seemed I was all alone to deal with this loss. How very, very wrong I was.


Rebecca N P said...

Hi Krissy! That's a great clip! And yes, you're in our hearts! Luv ya! said...

oops, I was signed in as my daughter :-)

Brent Buckner said...

Naught to say but "Be well".

Wendy said...

Krissy, thanks very much for your kind words. And I'll second your shout out to Duane, who did the same for me.

And wonderful video clip.

KrissyGo! said...

That kid on the right with the red backpack is SOO cute! I just want to pick him up and put him in my pocket!

Megan said...

Okay, this is hysterical. But I really find it insulting that Mastercard never sent me my royalty check for mooching my moves. A-holes.

Anyhoo, right back at ya, Krissy. We are blessed to have you with us!

Megan said...

So I just had to watch that again. I have decided that I am the kid in the black backpack.

And I also wanted to say thanks for talking me off the ledge yesterday. Today I can look at that ledge from a distance, but am forcing myself to stay away from it. You're a great listener, and you helped to put things into perspective (which I sorely lack at times). Can't wait to meet you!