Saturday, August 22, 2009

Card Fairy

Beth Holt, aka "The Card Fairy" is a close friend of ours from Colorado. When she hears of someone not feeling so well, she will send them a card once or twice a week to cheer them up. She has been doing this for Nick since he was diagnosed in 2007 and picked right up again when he relapsed. Nick has received well over a hundred cards from her, never duplicated, always full of hope, encouragement and laughter. She has made a difference with her own form of treatment; Nick thinks she's pretty "cool" and I, of course, am extremely touched by her thoughtfulness.

I wanted to share her latest card to Nick:

"The most beautiful stones have been tossed by the wind and washed by the water and polished to brilliance by life's strongest storms." She said he is a 22 carat diamond now.

Thank you, Card Fairy. We love you.


1 comment:

Chris Ulvin said...

Hello Nick,
I'm going to post backwards as it has been over a week since I visited your site. I wonder if life would be less worrisome if we could live it backwards? Stan, Jessica and I are enjoying our last of a 10 day visit with Stuart in Mildenhall, England, and Scotland. In Scotland we visited Rait and it consisted of farming homesteads and an eight store village of antique stores. Your grandma Sheila married into the right family. Now I am motivated to start research on our Raitt family which will be like "living life backwards". Love, aunt Chris