12/10 A beautiful poinsettia

I was very surprised when I came home one evening and found a beautiful poinsettia at my door step. That evening, I was coming home from my Daughter's in Grand Rapids and was feeling very alone. Finding that beautiful flower picked up my spirits and I knew that I was not alone. Who ever you are, God Bess you. 

12/9 The one year book of hope.

I would like to say thank you to 12 Ordinary Women for my gift "The One Year Book of HOPE" as well as the special "Angel" coin. I look forward each day to reading from my book and I keep the Angel coin with me wherever I go. My gift arrived the day before Thanksgiving, my first holiday without my beloved 21 year old grandson, Chantz. The timing perfect! Thank you for making my day extra special and for your thoughtfulness. Thanks also for your concern for me and your prayers.

God Bless all of you and your organization!


12/7 . I will be 98 years old this month and so much appreciated your generosity and kindness.

I want to thank you so very much for your generous gift and kind words to me and my daughter as she continues to recover from her lung transplant. I will be 98 years old this month and so much appreciated your generosity and kindness. I have done some research on your organization, how wonderful and unselfish your giving is. My daughter continues to heal and get stronger, which allows me peace of mind that our prayers have been answered. God Bless you all,


12/1 “a happy hug from some women who are praying for you”.

Today I came home to a beautifully wrapped box of special treasures which included a note that said “a happy hug from some women who are praying for you”.  The journey I have walked this year has been full of waiting, hardships, sorrow, pain, but I have fought to keep it from stealing my joy. Daily it has been a choice to choose joy, to see God’s goodness, and to seek His presence even in the midst of the storms. Once again today through the kindness of this gift He shows me that He sees me and He loves me. Thank you for being His hands and feet. Many blessings in your ministry. I pray beautiful things for you all. God is so good...ALL the time!



11/30 The children were more overwhelmed that the gifts came from total strangers than the gifts themselves.

Dear Ladies, We were so surprised at you showed up at my brother's door, bearing gifts for his children. The children were more overwhelmed that the gifts came from total strangers than the gifts themselves. They are very thankful and use the blankets every night. As December 1 approaches, they are looking forward to the windows of chocolate to open every day in their new home in a new city and state. We are blessed to have this silver lining to the tragedy of Steve's death and we know that we will grow together as a family each and every day with the help of family, friends and strangers or the friends that we just haven't gotten to know yet. Thank you ladies for all that you do. 



I am not sure who submitted my name for such thoughtfulness, but from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate the wonderful card, necklace and prayers.

Thank you and God Bless You!


11/27 Thanks to you our children will experience the joy of a wonderful Christmas!

Words can’t begin to describe the overwhelming sense of hope and love your gift brought to our family during this difficult and trying time. Thanks to you our children will experience the joy of a wonderful Christmas! As parents, this means the world to us. Your kindness and generosity are testimony to Jesus’ living love and will never be forgotten. 

Baby Bennett really enjoys the Dr. Seuss books and William and Nathan are looking forward to seeing the new Lego Ninjago Movie in the theaters! 

This touching act of love has deeply moved us and will always remain an inspirational force in our lives as we seek to extend the love, kindness and generosity you’ve shown us to other families in need in the future.

From the bottom of our hearts…Thank you! 

The Lawrence’s

11/23 cannot put into words...

I cannot put into words what the anonymous card and gift meant to me. I just went to my oncologist for my yearly check up. I mentioned to him that I was having a bout of vertigo for the 4th time this year. In examining me, he discovered a swollen lymph node under my left armpit. As a survivor since 1999 and again in 2005, I have had scares along the way, but none like this. I sweated the time I had going for an MRI of my head and CT scan. By the grace of God, the tests came back negative. I am truly blessed and grateful. Receiving your gift shortly after going through this difficult time, reinforced in me, that yes, I am a survivor and pray I can continue to say those words with thanks for many years to come.

With my kindness regards,


11/21 Such generous women

As I opened the envelope in front of my children this past Sunday I was surprised by the gracious gift from all you beautiful women.  It brought tears to me and my children’s eyes that a group of anonymous women would be so generous.  It is hard to be strong and courageous during this time watching my husband endure this pain as the cancer metastasized in his bones, but knowing the Lord is with us, we can rest knowing God is at work. He will be glorified through all this.

God’s love and light shows up in so many ways.  I am overwhelmed.  Thank you.

In His Mighty Love,


11/15 Spring Hill Tn thank you

: I have been trying to find the appropriate words to express my gratitude for the incredibly thoughtful basket of Hope we received. This has been an incredibly difficult 1 1/2 years for us, and there are many days when I wonder if it will get better. Deep down I know it will, but when you are in the midst of it, it is easy to get lost. This basket and gift of money came at such a perfect time and brought me to tears. It is so helpful to know there are people that care, love us, and are praying for us. The messages of Hope and Joy in the basket are exactly what I needed to be reminded of. My entire family is so touched by this gift, and we are forever grateful. Thank you for what you do to help others and bring a light to those that are hurting and struggling. I look forward to the day when I am able to pay it forward. Thank you.

God Bless You! Sarah  Spring Hill, TN