It was my great privilege to accompany Katie as she presented the following to Brianna and Mary at Boston Children’s Hospital last night. (Click on the letter to enlarge it.)
As we were leaving the hospital, I told my girl that I was proud of her. That she’d done something really incredible. She answered, “Thanks, Mama. I do feel proud. And I’m proud of Tuck too.”
I choked back tears.
“Aw,” I said, “that’s really nice, baby.”
“I didn’t say it to be nice,” she said. There was an edge in her voice. This was important.
“I know, honey,” I said. “But it is. It’s very sweet of you to say that.”
“Mama,” she said, “I don’t want it to be sweet. I just want it to be, okay?”
And so it simply was.
Thank you – each and every one of you – for participating and / or otherwise supporting this effort. It means the world to us. And thank you for waiting patiently for your cookies, brownies and bracelets while we attempt to wrangle all the moving parts and get organized. We hope to start making deliveries next week.