For the first time since my husband’s burial, I visited the gofundme site. I found myself moved to tears by the love generated from the lines written by Aliette and Mia and by every person who took part in this campaign. I couldn’t let such kindness pass without remarking on it.

These past weeks have been filled with anxiety and sorrow–with so much grief, that I didn’t even have the time to think about how we would live from now on or whether we would have enough to make it through until I could find a job.

As time passes, I’m faced with the reality of now and I am so incredibly thankful for the help that’s been extended to us. The future is still uncertain, but it is a great grace to know that for now, I won’t have to worry about how I will put bread on the table or pay the bills that have started coming in.

On behalf of my children, I want to say thank you to everyone who supported the fundraiser. More than what was raised, the love that came to us from this support sustains and lifts us up and reminds us that there is still a tomorrow. Someday, we too hope to extend the same kind of support that was extended to us.

**Thanks too for all the messages, the cards, the care packages–for every gesture, no matter how great or how small, I have drawn strength from all of these and my sons have experienced it as a knowing, that we are surrounded by love. We are never alone.