Have you ever seen this show? I must admit I am a complete sucker for it. In fact I almost prefer to record it and watch it the next day with nobody around because I get so emotional over it. There is something so right with the world when you can see so many people giving unselfishly to strangers. If you haven't seen the show (Home edition) then let me fill you in. They find a family - a good family. People who have tried to help out their community in some way or reach out to others. The family also is usually going through some difficulty (money, health etc.) and they have a dilapidated house. In comes ABC and the Extreme Makeover crew and they send the family on vacation while they build them a beautiful new home in a week. When the family comes home they are always overwhelmed and at a loss for words for their gratitude.
I am calling this Extreme Makeover - Soul Edition because that is what you are doing for me. Granted I have not done anything outstanding for my community - I have not started a new charity or served in the armed forces. I haven't adopted struggling children or raised substantial amounts of money for the needy. And yet you are still there. Every single day. A card. A phone call. A meal. A smile. Giving - unconditionally - to me and my family. Rebuilding my soul. Why? I don't deserve such a gift. I weep every single day at the love you pour out to me - and all I want to do is give it back to you ten fold. All of you. My cup has run over and it aches at the fullness. My soul - enriched beyond measure. My angels. I want to scoop you all up into my arms and never let you go. I want you to feel how I feel. Blessed.