Saturday, November 14, 2009

What a blessing!!!!

Unbelievable!!!! Today was so overwhelming. The day at the park was such a huge blessing in so many ways. First we would like to thank everyone that worked so hard to make this day possible. We know there were many many hours of planning & work that took place before today. Not to mention the hours of labor that went into the cooking, setting up, tearing down, the music & serving today… we truly appreciate each one of you & everything you have done!

We know there were lots of businesses & individuals that were responsible for the dontations of food, products, & services, to each, thank you! We are so blessed to live in such a generous community. It is amazing how everyone has pulled together and been willing to do so much, many have no idea who we are they were just happy to help.

Thank you to everyone that came out and joined us for the day. We are so very thankful for your support and your generosity. We know that so many of you have been touched by an illness yourself or through a family member & wanted to be a blessing, many of you work with Danny and wanted to help our family, lots of you have been friends of ours for many years & are a steady support to us and others didn’t even know us… thank you!

Danny arrived a little earlier with a friend. I came a bit later with the children and when we drove up there were a ton of cars and a huge sign that read “Danny White Benefit”. Summer, our daughter, immediately said “oh my gosh we are famous, Dad’s name is on the sign!” Summer was shocked and surprised by what she saw… people were even wearing T-Shirts with “Danny White Benefit”. I don’t think Summer had any idea what to expect nor did we.

The food was wonderful… we had barbeque, green beans, potatoes, black eye peas, baked beans, cabbage, slaw, bread & tons of desserts and drinks with so many people serving . Three different bands played; Just Woke Up, The David Tyson Band & Chicken Fried, they all did a fabulous job! David Tyson is Summer’s band teacher at school, she was loving it. I think he has a new groupie or two. We even had Antique cars for a while. There was a drawing for a diamond bracelet too. The winner was Sam Ragan… but… he chose to give the bracelet to Danny to give to me! Speechless… …….. so very generous!

Danny had a great time seeing everyone & I enjoyed meeting so many of his friends from GE. It is amazing to see so many people sacrifice on your behalf… it is very humbling and oh so touching. I struggle being the one on the receiving end of so much benefit. I have a friend that so eloquently told me “it is just your pride & people want to help so get over it!” His words have chimed in my head so many times & I didn’t see it that way, I just knew I didn’t want anyone to sacrifice so much and work so hard on our behalf.

To everyone that made this day possible…. THANK YOU SO MUCH! We appreciate your sacrifice more than you know…. You have blessed our family beyond measure!!!

1 comment:

  1. We are so thankful for answered prayer.No cancer what an awesome GOD we serve.Just to let you know your family is a picture of HIS love.To know what you all have gone through and the example you have been to others.Sometimes storms like this tear a family apart,but we see your love for each other stronger than ever.What a testimony you are and have to share with other people.Now as of today we are going to start thanking GOD for HIS healing power.We are going to be like the one leper who came back and said thank you LORD for what you have done!PRAISE TO HIS NAME!!! love in Christ the Harvells