I cannot lie, the past few months have not been fun and games. No one, I think, is ready for a drastic change in life style, especially at my age. Never-the-less it has given me time to reflect on family and good friends and how they always come through when you need them most.
Don’t let anyone tell you cards and good wishes don’t make a difference in recovery. Suddenly several weeks after my first admission here cards started coming from everywhere on a daily basis! The mail lady would see me on the elevator and tell me how many cards she put in my room. Said I got more mail than anyone else.
They weren’t just any cards either. Even the envelopes were beautiful! They had butterflies, flowers, birds, kittens and puppies on the envelopes to match the cards inside. They came from everywhere, Florida, Texas, New York, California, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Maine, Georgia, and other places I forget – Oh yes – one from South Africa, everyone was impressed with that.
You sent messages of get well, prayers and lyrics from Il Volo Songs and other uplifting sayings. You shared your experiences and how you came to love “Our Boys.” Every time I read your stories, they reminded me of my first time hearing them and they are all remarkably the same. Some of you sent me pictures. Thank you for that. They hang on my wall.
We did not go wrong, Ilvolovers, I know first hand now that those of us who follow those amazing young men can’t help but be touched by their talent, looks and sweetness, their love of family and friends, their ability to have fun and stay true to their values. I love too how they love and care for their fans even though they’re tired at times they still cheerfully make time for their fans.
I think they make us better people. I know they do judging from the cards and letters I recieved and the people I have met. Loving them means loving each other. They bring the best out of us. They make us tolerant loving people who treat each other as we wish to be treated.
Thank you all so much you can only imagine how you’ve lifted my spirit!
I’m dedicating this post to Marie who passed the word to begin with. We are true BFF’s – We met on line 2 years ago (on Il Volo site), then phone calls, then in person. We connected immediately and formed a lasting and deep friendship. We’re in touch every day. We keep each other sane and make each other laugh. Sometimes we cry together too. Love you Marie.