I am sure this letter may be difficult to read. It is difficult to write. It is both painful and joyous. The reason I am writing is to thank you.
How do you say thank you that means that because of you and your daughter, I am alive to speak any words at all? I am alive for fifty-one years to continue living.
The importance and immense meaning of the gift you and your daughter have given me, truly cannot be expressed in words.
I can try, though. I must try because I think you should know that this life that was saved is a life of promise. My promise to you is that I will never waste one moment of it.
I have two grown children of my own. I am a mother, a musician, an artist and a spiritual person.
If you can imagine it, before the gift your daughter gave me, it was becoming very challenging to do anything in my life. Brushing my teeth required effort. Eating became difficult. Even with oxygen, I still had to be in a wheelchair if I wanted to go out.
How do I share with you that you gave me life back? That you gave me a better life? My children and my husband thank you. My friends thank you.
“Please believe me when I tell you that, to me, your daughter is an angel. She is on my shoulders; she is like a butterfly in my garden. She is the music inspired by Beethoven; she is a painting from the heart of Da Vinci. She is the Book written by the hand of God; she is a rainbow and a sunset. She is the most beautiful person I have never known, and I carry her within me. Every day.”
Please know that her spirit lives. I hold her in my heart. And she is with me, literally, with every breath I take.
May God Bless You for giving me my life back. For giving me a new life with no more pain. A life where I don’t have to fight for every breath I take.
I love you without knowing you and I am here as living proof that life goes on.
I promise to take good care of her. I promise to honor her with everything I do, especially for others who have suffered like me.
If you have any special requests at all, just let me know.
With all my heart, I wish you peace. I wish you love. And above all, faith in knowing that this beautiful woman has allowed me to live again.
Your daughter, in life and in spirit, is a miracle. I am her miracle.
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You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.