Friday, December 01, 2006

I've been struggling with how to write about this - I feel like anything I say will not be enough.

This week, after my trip to Ottawa on the weekend, my brother Will sent out an email to my family inviting them to come together one weekend in the new year and help me with some of my house projects.

The email was just titled "help Cath" and when I read it I just wanted to cry because I was so touched by it.

I'm almost overwhelmed that they would do this for me.

Certainly, there are many things that need to be done on my house. And goodness knows that I've been busy the past couple of weeks/months and that, in many cases, I just really have no idea where to start on certain tasks. And I'm bad about starting something in the absence of a second person to motivate or support or even just confirm my idea of what I'm doing.

I started thinking about how lucky I am to have such an amazing family. I have always been aware of this, but I felt so warm inside suddenly, to know that I had people I could turn to and depend on for support.

I have been feeling like I ask them for too much, lately. I don't have a car and have to bum rides off of everyone, for one thing. I ask my dad for gardening help and my mom for sewing assistance. And they have never complained to me about it.

And now this - I feel that I don't deserve it. But I am tearfully about happy about it, nonetheless. And I hope that there is something, someday that I can do that will express to all of them how much I appreciate it.


Kat said...
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Kat said...

You do have an amazing family, and of course you deserve them. You have been there for them in the past and you will be there for them in the future. Also, parents live to help their kids. I am willing to bet they love helping you with things like sewing and gardening ;-)

Kat said...

btw - that first deleted comment was me. I had a typo.