Friday, November 18, 2011

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia

One of the blessings of trials is the opportunity they are to see the good in the people around you. I have received so many emails and comments, many by some of you whom I have never had the blessing of meeting, that have touched my heart. Most of them have made me cry, as your love has poured off the page and into our home. Anonymous packages left in our doorstep have lifted our burdens. Your homemade meals have filled more than our bellies. We feel your prayers. We are lifted by your kindness.

Most people who reach out to us do so with tear filled eyes and have repeated many times that they stumble over their words trying to find the right thing to say to us. I would say this is the same way we feel as we are humbled by your goodness.

I wish I could put into words how our hearts swell with each kindness shown to us. I wish I could accurately describe the gratitude we feel for you. I will not be able to answer every email and comment as I would like. But please know that we have read every single one. We have been brought to tears of gratitude and love many times in these last few days.


I do not know how we would get through this trial without you.


Sheeba & Nick said...

I read Kellen's story at work. I should have known better, after reading Molly's at work. I had to take breaks at every paragraph so I wasn't crying at the front desk. This time, I read it at home and still cried in sadness and hope and every other emotion that I can't even describe. My heart is so sorrowful for you, but proud of you two for being so strong. You guys are a wonderful example of wonderful people and parents. I hope everything works out for you and all the blessings and opportunities you dream of become yours. You truly deserve it. Even if I'm not there for you physically, I support you in my heart.

Audra Jackson said...

Amber,I am so sorry for your loss.You are such an amazingly strong person. I am grateful to have been your visiting teacher. I am praying for you and Lucas!! I know that you will one day be able to raise these two angels. Hugs!

Jackie said...

Still thinking of you every day. Stay strong, your love for each other and your faith will see you through.

For the Love of French said...

It is hard to put into words something that emotion cannot express out loud. There is a deep sacred language in bod language that one can only truly see the deepest sense of "sadness, love, support, and other emotions with no words at all". I had a brief opportunity to serve around Taylor (in the MTC) and have enjoyed reading the adventures in your families life. I can only remember some things spoken in church meetings of the "more righteous and valiant have been saved for this time". And I know that Molly and Kellen needed their body and the Lord needed them for far greater things on the other side of the veil. Whatever they are doing must be extremely important, pobably helping in some way to prepare for the ushuring in of the Savior at his second coming. Whatever it is, I am greatful that they had the opportunity to hear their earthly parents voice and feel of their love before they returned to their Heavenly Parents. I can't come close the understanding how you feel, but I do want you both to know that your whole family is in my prayers at night, all 4 of you.
We love you
The Plourde Family