Saturday, February 18, 2006
Personal note from Erica
Bonjour mes amis,
I'm overwhelmed by the support and love I am undeservedly receiving. This list is far from complete, but I wanted to do a few shout-outs ASAP.
First of all, to Adam and especially Gioia, who were here with me on my first night and many days since. Secondly, to my family: my Mom and sis, who have been untiring advocates, comforters, and sources of humor in the last nine days. To my dear friends, Bess and Jamie, who flew out from California immediately during my first week. Their, along with Jaci's, sweetness, organization, and leadership happily pulled me through (hopefully!) the most dependent week of my adult life. To Luke, Anne, Tom, and Denny, whose smiles, foot massages, all the comforts Best Buy/BB&B gadgetry, and jokes buoyed my spirits. To Uma and Marie: for coming all this way and bringing me palpable love, care packages, and their beautiful smiles. To Mike and Jason, for hopping on the train to bring me the best kind of therapy: laughter. Thank you also to my seudo-sis, Christine, for coming out here this weekend and for offering medical expertise as well as support to my Mom. Thanks to Kent for your visits, your help with apartment shifting, DVDs, and for the best Chinese egg tarts Boston has to offer. To Karen, Rachel, the Alumni Office at Oxy, Miki, Gab, Professor Gideon, Auntie Adelaide and Uncle Tim, Auntie Lillian, and Anai, whose thoughtful care packages and sweet letters were unexpected and much appreciated. Thank you Marcin whose positive attitude and "24" synopses keep me smiling and looking forward to Mondays. Thank you to the Fletcher students who have taken time out of their busy schedules and holiday weekend to come see me or to sign cards and send well wishes. A special shout-out to the Boston Leukemia Team-in-Training for taking me on as a source of inspiration; I am humbled.
I apologize that this list is blatently abbreviated but please know that I have received all your cards, phone calls, blog posts, and the nurses appreciate the flowers that I cannot receive. Everything is so appreciated. I don't know how to say that in a less trite way, but I hope my gratitute is somewhat conveyed. I wish everyone could see my room covered in photos, cards, and I'm amassing quite the collection of books, SuDoku puzzles, and DVDs.
Merci merci merci a tous.
posted by Erica at 5:38 PM