To say my family and I have learned a lot through Eric's ordeal would be an understatement. And so much of what we've learned has come from you all, our family and friends, our community, our church, teachers and students at the boys' school, indeed everyone who has taken an interest in Eric and our family. One of the biggest revelations has been the realization of the amazing generosity of people in general. My family and I have been overwhelmed with the generosity and outpouring of support for us through this difficult time. Prayers, visits, help with caring for Andrew, meals, cards, gifts, blog comments, phone calls, listening ears, lodging, financial assistance . . . the list goes on and on. People just want to help. At times, it's all seemed too much. It's truly humbling, to be on the receiving end of such generosity. And the thought crosses my mind, how will we ever repay? Then we realize, that is not what's expected. A giver expects only genuine gratitude in return. Truly, we do thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. And it's not only humility and gratitude that we've garnered, but you all have set the bar high for us. You've shown us a level of generosity that we hope to emulate, to pass on as we encounter others in need. If my family and I can copy the compassion you all have shown to us, that would be the ultimate blessing.
Eric still has the sneezes and sniffles today, but generally seems to be okay.