MY SINCEREST GRATITUDE TO ACTIVERAIN

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Real Estate Agent with Falcon Property Solutions
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I LOVE ACTIVERAIN

Mother and DaughterIt is not often I am struck speechless or overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness of others.  Today I was both. 

October 17 is the day that I celebrate her Life Day with my eldest daughter Betsy (who refers to herself as "the eldest").  I wrote a story about it, and people were so incredibly wonderful to not only me, but to Betsy as well.  The story even won The Fall Season of Miracles Contest.  I was humbled.

I work in an office populated with men, and because I do not go in very often, communication is sometimes lacking.  Such was the case when a package arrived for me about six weeks ago.

As I met with clients in the office this evening, a fellow Realtor stuck his head in the door and asked if I had ever received the box that came for me (which was up on a shelf and tucked in a corner).  Imagine my joy and my overwhelming delight when I opened it up and it was this beautiful WillowTree statue entitled Mother and Daughter that had been sent to me by the staff at ActiveRain as a celebration of Betsy's Life Day!

My next thought was that I hadn't thanked anyone for it!  Someone had gone to the amazing effort to do something so incredibly wonderful and thoughtful, and I didn't even know it!  So from the bottom of my heart, from every fiber of my being, THANK YOU!  Words cannot express how truly grateful I am for the HEART of this gift.  I LOVE being a part of this family!!!!!


THANK YOU, ACTIVERAIN!!!!!!!


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  1. Mike Cooper, GRI 12/10/2011 02:20 AM
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Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
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Mimi, The gift could not be more perfect. Your story is wonderful and touching, I'm so glad I saw this. Thank You for sharing this with us.

Dec 10, 2011 02:41 AM #20
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Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
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How beautiful, powerful, brave and inspiring your "Life Day" post is and it certainly deserved to be recognized for other folks to perhaps give thought to options that might be available to them.  Betsy is a beautiful woman and a very talented person and I know how proud you are of her.

Thanks to Mike Cooper for mentioning this follow up or I would have missed it all.  How neat it is to realize how caring the folks at AR can be and are.  The gift is just so thoughtful and perfect.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Sue of Robin and Sue 

Dec 10, 2011 02:55 AM #21
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Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

I'm back as I meant to smack the "Suggest" button so others won't miss out on your post as well.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Dec 10, 2011 02:58 AM #22
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
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Good morning, Jacque and Larry ~ thank you so much!  I feel the same about you.

Thank you, Marge.  It was certainly a fun experience to share the story here in the Rain.

Good morning, my dear Brian . . . thank you for your eloquent words.

Dec 10, 2011 03:38 AM #24
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Mimi Foster
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It was SO touching, dearest Debb . . . the gift was so appropriately perfect, but never have I felt more intensely - it's the thought that counts :)  The fact that (she) someone thought of it absolutely blew me away.

Thank you, Cheryl.  It really was PERFECT - an perfectly appropriate.

Well, thank you, Sue!  That was truly lovely of Mike to mention it, and I'm glad you got a chance to share in it.  Betsy is a GEM, and of all things, I pray that is the strength of the post, that others might realize that there ARE options, rather than what we think in the shock of the moment.

And THANK YOU for the SUGGEST!  I'd like others to see it to know how special the staff at AR is!

Dec 10, 2011 03:45 AM #25
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Mimi, ActiveRain is an amazing community.  Thank goodness the agent popped his head in and asked about the package.  It is absolutely beautiful. 

 

Dec 10, 2011 04:04 AM #26
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David Shamansky
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Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Thats very cool. Not only in deed but in thought as well. Just one of the many reasons I have abandoned my other three outside blogs and only do this here in AR. Sure time is an issue but this is the very reason that AR is my sole blog as of now. Great community, great platform and AWESOME people!

Have a blessed wkd

Dec 10, 2011 04:21 AM #27
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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Another confirmation that "there's no place like home"...........ActiveRain is "home", we're a family.  Beautiful statue from the ActiveRain staff and well deserved.  Your story was truly and inspiration.

Dec 10, 2011 04:25 AM #28
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Mimi Foster
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There is so much to be said for their interaction, isn't there, Sir Richard?  From tee-shirts to statues to little pewter boxes, I am amazed and thrilled at their thoughtfulness.  I was pretty stressed yesterday, and the timing on which I received it was perfect.  Helped me to step back and refocus on what is important - RELATIONSHIPS . . . blessings, my friend.

All the way around it worked out well, Kathleen.  I really was thankful that he said something, and couldn't have been more pleased with what it was.  It is a treasure to me :)

I completely agree, David.  Great platform, AWESOME people, definitely a place I love to be.  You aren't friends with Brian Rudy, by any chance, are you?

It really is a family, Roger.  Mostly people that you are thrilled to be related to, with a few oddballs here and there :)))  Thank you for your kind words about the story.  The gift couldn't have been more perfect.

 

Dec 10, 2011 04:59 AM #29
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Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
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Mimi, it truly is life day. The day that changed Both your lives.

The gift is a perfect reflection of you experiences then, now and forever

Enjoy the day

Dec 10, 2011 05:01 AM #30
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Thank you, Don.  I have set it in a place of honor so that I will see it often.

Dec 10, 2011 05:59 AM #31
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Kristine Ginsberg
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How funny I just wrote a blog about titled: Active Rain, a Very Special Network Who Truly cares and what a perfect illustration than this gift you received from the AR Staff! AR is unlike any other network!  When I decided to donate my kidney to my sister-in-law (which still has happened as she's hovering at 21% kidney function and needs to be 19% or lower), the staff sent me a beautiful tree of life. They do all kinds of special things and I pretty sure Kerrie is a big part of it - she is so incredibly thoughtful and giving. How special and it will remind you of two things - your beautiful daughter and the love from Active Rain! Of course I suggested!

Dec 10, 2011 07:25 AM #32
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Joan Valverde
Synergy Realty Group Inc - Colorado Springs, CO
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Mimi,  This is so awesome!  An early Christmas gift, and so well deserved.  The family is reading and acting on what is good!!  Enjoy the gift, as much as we all enjoyed your sharing with us!!

Dec 10, 2011 01:50 PM #34
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Susanna Haynie
CO-RE Group, LLC -Real estate sales and services - Colorado Springs, CO
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Mimi, I can very much relate to your touching story. It made me cry. This carved statue is a beautiful piece!

Dec 10, 2011 01:54 PM #35
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EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat
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What a beautiful story and a great thing to do on the part of the ActiveRain staff!

 

Dec 10, 2011 02:02 PM #36
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Patricia Kennedy
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Mimi, I love this story!  And that was a contest you totally deserved to win. 

Dec 11, 2011 12:32 PM #37
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Brenda Mullen
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How absolutely wonderful Mimi!  I remember your story and post and felt it was a well deserved win in the Fall Season of Miracles Contest!  Thank you for sharing it with us and congrats on getting such a wonderful gift :)!

Dec 11, 2011 12:34 PM #38
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Tammy Lankford,
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They rock.  I have that carving.  my sweet baby girl (yeah she's a grown up) gave it to me for mother's day a few years back.  I can see it across my office. 

Dec 12, 2011 05:48 AM #39
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Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
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You are just so sweet that it is hard not to be endeared to you Mimi! That is the thing! Cute figurine....I wonder if anyone will fess to sending it!

Dec 14, 2011 05:07 PM #40
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You do indeed deserve the title of Winner and your daughters are well aware of the amazing person they have for a Mom! Happy Holidays to you, my friend!

Dec 23, 2011 05:51 AM #41
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