You may never read this, but I had to say thank you. You have been a good friend to me. A better friend than I had hoped for when we first met and for that I will never be able to thank you, but recently you have gone a step above. You have helped me more than you will probably ever know and I doubt that I will ever be able to tell you, but I had to make sure that I sent a very heart-felt thank you into the universe, even if it is one that never reaches you.
A couple of weeks ago you asked me to make some baby blankets for you to give as gifts to some of your friends who are currently expecting. I would have gladly done with this for you for free. You said you would pay me and that you would pay what I normally charge for these blankets. If that wasn’t enough on Tuesday of this week you stopped to visit me while on the way to visit your mother in the hospital. While you were here I gave you the one completed baby blanket that I had and although I desperately needed the money for that blanket (I did not receive the child and spousal support that I am supposed to last week and may not get it until it is time for the next scheduled support payment) didn’t dare ask you for it because you have more important things to worry about and because I didn’t want to burden you with my problems. You not only had the money for the completed blanket, but for the next blanket as well. I could have started crying when you handed me the money and I saw how much it was. That money did not erase my money burdens, but they did allow me to do a few things that I hope will get me through the rest of this week.
I think it is unlikely that you will ever know the extent to which you have helped me this week, made all the more appreciated and special because of the difficulties that you have been shocked by with your mother’s surprise health issues which have left her in the hospital. Even if I do tell you thank you for giving me the money I doubt I will ever be able to bring myself to tell you just what getting that money from you when I did meant. Your friendship, encouragement and support have meant so much to me over these past months and I can only hope that I will be able to show you that same kindness someday.
Thank you, from the very bottom of my heart. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you.