My foodie friends, you did it. You sent me enough birthday money to not only pay for my move but my flight back to Toronto! I think there is even enough to cover some things I left behind that I just could not pack. If there is any left over it will help me replace all the cast iron pans I left behind or help me buy things like wooden spoons, ladles… I really left so much of my life behind that I thought I had lost forever.
You have restored my faith in humanity and saved me from financial despair.
During this time of personal darkness, you saved me. You honest to god saved me. I have lost so much, am in so much emotional pain but your words, your gifts, your support and friendship reminded me that there is something to live for. That my life is not over.
I still have moments of terror and overwhelming sadness but to know that I can pay off the costs to move my little life across Canada brings some light into my very dark life right now.
Thank you. Thank you for everything. You have helped make the most painful transition of my life be bearable. I am moved beyond words and wish I could more accurately describe how much your contributions and support mean to me. You give me hope. Something I had completely run out of just over a week ago.
You are my heroes.