12/20 Texas Thank you!

I am speechless but overwhelmed with joy and glee. I was taken back a minute when this lovely lady showed up today and handed me a simple white envelope. My family are very appreciative of the gift we receive today from 12 special Texas angels. May GOD BLESS YOU ALL today and everyday. BE safe and take care my special 12 Texas Angels


12/20 Happy tears???

When I got home last night, my husband met me in the garage to share: "You are going to cry when you come inside". My first question was: "Happy tears or sad tears?" because we've had our fair share of both recently. "Happy", he said. When I walked in, he explained that two women - strangers to him - had personally delivered gifts for our family to our house a couple hours prior. He was right, I did cry. A beautiful card, a gift basket, a gift bag filled with toys for our toddler, and a beautiful miniature Christmas tree.

All the gifts appeared to be hand-selected for us. A huge surprise and much needed reminder that God is with us all the time. Christmastime will always be bittersweet for our family, as we relive our daughter's adverse prenatal diagnosis, birth, spending the holidays at the hospital three years ago, and, as we continue to juggle the unknowns about our daughter's prognosis. This holiday season (and the last couple of months) have been particularly stressful for us with some unexpected challenges and big transitions. Thank you "12 Ordinary Women" for your thoughtfulness and generosity!! We have a feeling you know us (and our little one) very well... Thank you for reminding us we are not alone in this journey!!!


12/19 Thank you so much

I hope this is the right email to send a thank you. Wanted to thank you so, so much for your generosity. I was honestly shocked by the huge basket of thoughtful gifts and gift cards I was blessed with yesterday after being nominated by my amazing therapist. I'm the single mom of two special needs kids and I've been struggling with money, with loneliness, with exhaustion, and with feeling invisible for a long time. Your gift made me feel like I had someone on my side; like someone actually SAW me, and for a moment in my life, I felt completely loved by people who don't even know me; like I actually matter. Long after the gift cards are spent, the journals are written in, the lotions and lip balms are used, I will still have that gift to carry with me always; the gift of knowing there are people in this world who still care and still love their neighbors as themselves and want nothing in return.  I promise to pay it forward when I can and hopefully make another person feel like they are loved and that they matter too.

Blessings, Vanessa

12/19 Thank you Dallas

I can't tell you how much the lovely succulents brightened my day. My sincere thanks to 12 Ordinary Women Dallas Chapter. Grace dropped off the beautiful arrangement but I was not available to thank her in person.

Happy Holidays to All


12/19 ​I just received the best gift I could ever hope for...

I just received the best gift I could ever hope for... a reminder of God’s presence in my life. It has been a challenging year but I am humbled by all of the love I’ve felt and strength I’ve found in God. I will continue to persevere knowing I am not alone. Thank You are 2 small words for a HUGE gesture. Thank you and may God be with you... whomever you are!

12/14 Thank you for putting HOPE in my heart.

To whom it may concern,

  I want to personally say THANK YOU for this special gift that was given to me. It really encouraged me in such a way I could not put a special word to it. Thank you so much for caring and put a HOPE in my heart to know there is someone who cares. Much blessing!


12/13 ​I may never know who found our story...

I may never know who might have found our story, who the sweet lady who said she was “only a delivery person” was, or how I was chosen. But I want to say thank you for the blessing that you gave my family today, it means the world to us. I’ve been sick for years, with Arnold Chiari, and Hydrocephalus and I’ve had 8 brain surgeries now, and as my family has grown it’s only gotten worse, but my heart has gotten bigger. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.