|Warmth in the midst of winter's chill
||[Mar. 22nd, 2004|03:12 pm]
Occasionally an event will occur that leaves both theferrett and me both so humbled and grateful that we are struck silent.
Yes, I realize what an astounding concept that is. And yet it is true.
Friday evening we were shown the newest book published by CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) guru Eric Meyer, the second edition of Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide (accept no substitutes!). We oo-ed and awed over the coolness of it and then went back to making smiley faces at Carolyn. Then Kat showed us the acknowledgments page.
Eric included us in the people he thanked, as the two people with "odder names but the biggest hearts" that he and Kat knew, and said that we helped them get through the year.
Through a time when I felt badly because it felt like I was continually telling them "no." I had to study, I had to write, I wished I could come over and help baby wrangle more, but the demands of school and work were eating up all my time. We tried to be there for them, but there were lots of times I simply couldn't. Ferrett took up a lot of the slack, dragging Eric away from his computer now and again for lunch and some fresh air, but there were a lot of times when we just didn't have the capacity to reach out. And yet the Meyers still felt, and still radiated back, the deep affection we have for them.
And they gave to us, oh did they give to us. When we were in crisis and staring into the abyss, they just kept loving us and supporting us. It meant more than words can say.
I don't have a book being published in which I can thank these wonderful friends. But then again, I don't have a perfunctory page limit in which to do so either. So I can say, thank you, Kat and Eric, for loving us through the worst of times and celebrating the best of times with joyful hearts. Thank you for letting us share in your lives.
We are blessed.