Monday, December 08, 2008

A Book Lovers Care Package

A woman who belongs to the same online book club as I do, a woman whom I've never met but consider a friend, has cancer. She's had surgeries and has begun treatments. Fellow member and blogger Holli sent her at least 1 if not 2 care packages of books, asking us for ones we've read & loved. I know other members have sent her care packages on their own too.

I wasn't able to send anything until now because of so much going on here and waiting for the Eat Pray Love audio cd book to arrive as it's been on back order for some time.

All in the picture are on my "All time favorites" list. I've written a message in each one (as well as a post it indicating if it's en exceptionally emotional read, just for her fyi) and included a cute reindeer card with a message as well. My friend Bren will send it out UPS either tomorrow or Wednesday. (She's able to send things for me for free, something I don't do often but am so thankful for!) I wanted to be sure it gets to her before Christmas as she's mentioned she's physically alone throughout this. (We're all with her in Spirit, every step of the way).

I wanted to include an audio book because I know sometimes you just physically can't read during illness for one reason or another, so she can listen while she rests and hopefully it helps her fall asleep at night too. (Liz Gilbert's voice is wonderfully calming).

I hope these help her thru, give her joy when she needs them and remind her that we're all pulling for her.


Edumentor said...

It was really great of Holli to organize that and terrific of you to put personal notes in each of them for her, Jo. I know she'll appreciate it so much as she goes through her treatments.

GardeningJo said...

Thanks Teri.

Yes, it was great of Holli to do and I'm glad she passed along C's address so I could do this when I was able to.

GardeningJo said...

Unfortunately, I know it's so hard when you're sick like that and while I haven't had cancer, I've been sick for most of the past 15 years or so and anything I can do I hope helps in some way.

GardeningJo said...

She rec'd the package and likes everything! She's very thankful and sent me such warm Christmas wishes! I'm so glad!