Even writing this post has been tricky. And listen...I can flip a phrase or two. But this one is tough.
I mean...when you get an email like this...
I hope all is well… yes I read your blog from time to time and I am sorry for being such a pain about letting Toby play all-stars.
As you see he fits right in there and is one of the stronger players on the team.
In my job as Northeast Regional Sales Director(You have to love titles) I travel frequently to many places all over the world and I am truly blessed to get to see some wonderful places. Through my travels I accumulate many frequent flyer miles and many times they go UNUSED! I would really like it if you would let me use them to help out with Trevor and getting you to Detroit. Please accept my offer and let me know how many tickets you need and the exact dates and times you prefer. We’ll see if we can get them for you. I have TONS of miles so I would be very happy to have them used in a positive manner.
How do you respond to that!? Other than graciously (ie: immediately emailing YES) accepting the offer...of course.
Though we'll say it til we're blue in the face...a simple thank you just feels SO utterly insufficient. I suppose I could give Bristel pom poms and make a big banner announcing your gift to hold up at the next game? Take out a ProJo ad? Buy you dinner? Wine? The moon...would be closer to how we feel. And if nothing else...your family is totally added to our Christmas card list.
Because your generosity is SO much bigger than airplane tickets and hotel stays (which are also charitably being covered for us!) You are helping us on our crazy journey to rescue our son from this seizure monster. And you can't be a part of something like that and not have it leave a lasting heart mark...you know.
And for what it's worth...even though it's not enough...
**ps. Oh yeah...I've gotta admit, we're happy you talked us into AllStars too**