"I never thanked you for spending time with me on the phone and giving me emotional support. It helped me very much! Hashem should bentsh you and your family!"
"I’m trying to keep watch on specific goals and milestones one at a time. You’ve been wonderful keeping me on track, Judy."
"In what has been a very difficult process, you have certainly been a ray of light. Whatever direction we choose to go, I will always remember your kindness."
"Thank YOU. I can’t even put into words how grateful we are."
"We think of you all the time with love and gratitude beyond anything."
"Thank you Judy, you are the best. It’s refreshing to have someone treat you with sensitivity as you do. We experienced so much of the opposite through this journey unfortunately so I really appreciate it. "
"We are SO excited we couldn't sleep at night; you are like real angels who are helping makes our biggest dream come true.Thanks so much for all your amazing kindness and support "
"I can't tell you enough how much it means to me that you bring such humanity and compassion into this often cold process"
"We cant find the words to thank you enough for your precious support and kindness. We are so excited to start this journey together with you."
"Thanks for your candor Judy. I’m so glad we ended up finding our donor with an agency head as kind as you are. I’m slowly realizing, as you probably already well know, that this relationship between us and you is one for life!"
"We really appreciate your attention to detail and discovering that our donors genetic testing did not include _________. I can tell we're in good hands!"
"It was lovely chatting with you. Thank you again for taking the time with us and helping us feel more hopeful in our process towards building our family. It really means a lot to both of us."
"I really want to thank you again for your approach during our first Skype conversation. It was just what I needed."
"Thank you so much for everything you shared with us; there were so many issues that you addressed that no one has ever mentioned to us and we're so grateful to you"
"Thank you, Judy, for your time by Skype earlier today. We really appreciate your taking the time to get to know us and to talk through some of the more psychological and interpersonal elements of this process."
"Thank you Judy for being so patient and understanding and open and amazing- I soooo appreciate it. It makes this difficult journey a bit easier knowing that there are such special people out there."
"As you know, the Egg Donor process can be quite frustrating, and our conversation with you brought us new hope and energy.
Thank you for the kind time you spent with us — we felt a true desire to help us and this makes a lot of difference."
From Colleague: "It’s been such a pleasure working with you and Lynn. I can tell how much you truly care about the well-being of your patients. I’ll be sure to send you referrals in the future and will recommend your agency to everyone I work with."
I’m grateful that there are people out there like yourselves who are working to find women who are willing to provide such an amazing gift - the gift of potential life - to those of us who would otherwise not be able to do so .Judaism is important to me, and I would want my children to not be disadvantaged by not being recognized as Jewish because of the nature of how they came into the world. "
"Thank you for helping facilitate our family's progress towards having a baby. Thank you for your care and compassion"
"Thank you so much for your thoughtful note. We are truly grateful for all of your support throughout this entire process.Your brachot and well wishes are all the support we could ever ask for. Thank you again for everything."
"I thank you both for the great support and caring. We have such a miracle. Thank you so much for the part you played in bringing her to us."
"Thanks a lot for your time the other day.We really appreciated your advice and thoughts. Your approach is very different to all the agencies we have been in touch with before and our conversation has given us a lot to think about."
From Colleague: "Thank you both so much for being such a pleasure to work with! "
"My clinic coordinator was not wrong to recommend you with 5 stars. I am so grateful to meet people like you and to receive your help in this process."
It was great to speak with you a few weeks ago, as always. As we've said before, we always gain more clarity on this process when we speak to you!"
"Thank you so much, Judy, for your kind note. It is a blessing to interact with you."
"You really took the time to get to know me and my story. I can't tell you how much this means to me."
"I just wanted to thank you for your time and chat last night. Your warmth, kindness, support and generosity were very much appreciated."
"This is so much more of a loving and caring process than_____.Thanks again! You and your organization are truly a blessing."
"Every telling of this tale begins with A Jewish Blessing. I was forlorn and almost without hope before we spoke for the first time. I'll never forget that conversation, and the initial glimmer of possibility that my feet were finally on the path..."
"Really, we were so very fortunate to meet you, Judy. "
"Thank you so much! You really are a blessing!!!!"
"Your support and kindness means so much to us."
"It really has meant the world that you've been a wonderful resource along the way.""
"Your devotion and care along our journey made this all possible and we can’t thank you enough! "
"I came upon your website and was moved and inspired by your FAQs -- the questions you ask and the answers you give. I was impressed by the thoughtful, wise, insightful way you address the process and issues."
"We want you to know how much of a special place in our hearts you hold. Our lives are truly complete because of our little miracles."
" Judy, I’m so so grateful for your help. I felt so torn and lost. I feel at peace after speaking with Dr. H. What a mensch. It was really so nice and generous of him to speak with me. I know it’s out of his admiration for you but still he’s a busy doc. I really appreciate it"
"Whenever I think of you—my heart is filled to the brink with gratitude."
"Wishing you both well and we remain grateful you are there to make a difference in so many people’s lives"
"Thank you! I know I have said this before but I will keep saying I am so happy we found you :) "
"I don’t think I expressed my deep appreciation to you for how much you care about me and my embryos, for your support, for trying to help by contacting Dr. ----- for me, and for listening to my emotional breakdowns and my quirky ideas. It’s been so helpful for me to speak with you as someone so special who cares and understands the issues. I feel like I’m sinking in a sea of sharks and you’re my life raft, something to hold on to. You’re busy and have no obligation to deal with me. but you do from the goodness of your heart and I’m so grateful."
"It is such a blessing to be parents to this little treasure. We are forever indebted to you for your guidance on our journey. "
"We really appreciate the fact you've stayed in touch and continue to update us on new additions to your database."
"תודה רבה על כל העזרה לאורך הדרך.
באמת אין כמוך!!!!"
"It was so nice to connect with you. Your genuine interest in helping everyone create a family, and do the right thing for these embryos, really shines through."
"Lovely talking to you yesterday. You’re always a beacon of knowledge!"
"Now I know why they call you a Jewish Blessing."
"Thank you so much for talking to us this morning. As we said, it was probably the most helpful and informative conversation we've had about surrogacy, egg donations, etc. since we've started this process."
"Thank you so much for everything. Words can’t really explain how grateful we are for everything you did for us."
"Thank you so much for everything. You are a ray of hope."
"Thank you for taking the time to meet with us and familiarize us with your work. You have put our minds at ease. We can feel kindness and caring in your voice and see it in your smile. Once a nurse, always a nurse."
"It was such a pleasure speaking with you! I so appreciated your kindness, compassion, and understanding."
"I’m really excited and feel becoming a mom is so tangible. It gives me peace and hope for what’s to come."
"Thank you for your time and for all of your helpful information. I took a lot of comfort in our talk."
"Thank you so much, Judy! It was such a pleasure to speak with you, and I hope you know that you brought me a lot of hope and comfort in what is a very scary and overwhelming time for me right now."
"Thank you for the huge role you played and for guiding us with your gentle way."
"I am indebted to you not just for a match with a remarkable donor but also for your warm thoughts and kind prayers that have helped make this day possible. Thank you so very much."
"I've already learned a lot from you. You also got me thinking about a lot things I'll have to be mindful of. Thank you."
"Thank you for being a part of our journey.We will always remember you! Sending you and Lynn lots of love! "
"Thanks again ,Judy! It was a surprise for me when I received your help again. You are absolutely a nice and warmhearted woman. I shared this with my wife and she was moved too by your meaningful action. So thank you very much!"
"We really appreciate your warm welcome and your generosity. You made us feel wanted and safe."
"Thank you again for taking the time to speak with us. You put us at such ease and your wealth of knowledge has been truly appreciated."
"Every single day we think of you and thank you....many times a day.
E is the most beautiful soul. Thank you, beyond words, for bringing her to us.
Our lives are full of meaning. We are so blessed.
Last night, I remembered my first phone call to you. I was so miserable and looking for Hope. And then you called me back."
"We are eternally grateful to you for coming into our lives and for your thoughtfulness, love and resourcefulness."
אין מילים לתאר לך כמה חשובה לנו העובדה שאת שם בשבילנו, מתוך אהבה ואכפתיות שאין לה גבולות. אלפי אלפי
"Thank you so much. We have confidence and trust in you both, which makes us hopeful for the future!"
Colleague testimonial: "Thank you so much for your and Lynn's beyond amazing guidance and support so far. "
"Please know I've got a special place in my heart for AJB. Judy was the first person I spoke to about the process and I'm forever grateful for your support, advice, encouragement, and love. "
"Thank you so much for your time and for what you do. It's an amazing and important organization and we are grateful to know that someone in this world has us and these issues in mind."
!!!ג'ודי!!! איזה אלופה את.ריגשת אותנו מאוד"
...זה כל כך אמיתי וכל כך מהלב
" תודה רבה
"Thanks again for being a part of the process- your encouragement has been quite a blessing."
"Thinking of you as I sit here 6 months pregnant and hardly know what to say except THANK YOU!!!!! I remember the first Skype call I had with Judy and will never forget your loving, compassionate and encouraging words that got us to this point!"
"Thank you again for all you do, your support, your blessings and love."
Colleague testimonial: "I am happy that _____is with your agency. She really has been through so much so knowing she has you all on her side is amazing."
"We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to discuss the process with us and offering us your advice and support. Your warmth and friendly demeanor truly helped us."
"I feel since we come from similar backgrounds that you are the only person I’ve met that truly understands where I come from and what is important to me without much explanation. It feels really nice and It’s heartwarming to have support from someone that cares and truly understands."
"Judy.....we are so blessed because of you. A day does not go by without me thinking of and thanking you."
"Although I have not yet met you face to face, every time I think of you I'm grateful to have met you and will always thankful for everything you have done for me ."
"I'm truly grateful to you for all your help. A few months ago, when I really couldn't see how we should proceed, you were a beacon of light for me, always available, and always answering questions, and being so so helpful! "
"תודה רבה על הכל.תענוג גדול לעבור את המסע הזה כשאת לצידנו."
"Thank you Judy, YOU are a blessing for us. Our deepest thanks."
"Thank you so much for all your careful coordination; this process is so much easier because you're on the other end."
"I love working with you in case I didn't mention it. Your honesty, care, and kindness is so so appreciated. "
"Dear Judy,It was so heartwarming to speak to you, and to see I can also find a genuine support in you."
"Thank you Judy! It was a pleasure speaking with you as well. We both agree that this process will be calmer and easier because you are at the other end."
"Thank you so much for all of your care and concern. Most of all, my speaking with you, Judy, helped me through this in ways I never could have expected. Your understanding, perspective, insight, and pure sensitivity reframed for me what this whole process could feel like and, for the first time, made me happy about what could be. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart."
"Thank you so much for all of your care and concern. Most of all, my speaking with you, Judy, helped me through this in ways I never could have expected. Your understanding, perspective, insight, and pure sensitivity reframed for me what this whole process could feel like and, for the first time, made me happy about what could be. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.""We are very excited about finding this donor! She has everything we are looking for! I think your donor candidate pool is excellent and I am so glad to have found your company!"
"It was SO wonderful to speak with you. Thank you so much for your warmth, patience, and wisdom."
"Thank you for your wonderful support. I can't tell you how much easier things have been since you joined our team."
"From our very first conversation, I've felt that my feet were finally on the path to bring me to a most special person in my life. Contacting A Jewish Blessing is quite simply one of the best things I've ever done."
"! ג'ודי, כמו תמיד – פשוט אין כמוך. תודה רבה"
"THANK YOU!!!!! Every time we speak of you and the work you did with us we have nothing but praise and appreciation for everything you did. Among the things we LOVED about working with you is that your knowledge in the arena is SO very helpful."
תודה על הגישה שלך והלווי שלנו בתהליך. זה תהליך קשה ומורכב עם המון ירידות ועליות, העידוד שלך
מאוד משמעותי בו.
"Thank you for your never ending hard work. So very grateful. What would we do without you? All of this would have been impossible xxxx" 12/16/16
"Even before we found (our donor) you met with me on Skype and I could feel your support. You put your heart and soul into connecting with and helping people and it's truly appreciated, Judy. Thank you for doing what you do, for being you. You are making such a difference in this world and especially mine and ours."
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your love and support through this process. I could not have gotten this far without you. Sending lots of love and gratitude your way always.""
"Thank you for what I think must have been one of the best conversations in my entire life...It would be difficult for me to overstate the value I have already obtained from your services."
"Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding, which was immediately apparent in our conversation. I feel certain you completely comprehend my situation, and already sense that I have finally set foot upon the path to fatherhood. Even as I write this, I am smiling at the prospect of the hard work of parenting that lies ahead."
"Hi Judy, Thank you so much. You are my sweet, sweet Jewish angel. I am seriously blessed to have you and Lynn in my life. You give me sanity."
"Your kindness and honesty and sincerity always amazes me. You have been such a continuous strength in our journey. You have always been here for me. Always giving me strength and having hope for me. You are amazing Judy. You give out such love."
"Thank you very much for all your time and for your genuine care and willingness to help us through this daunting process. I feel calmer knowing you are there to help."
"Your kindness has enhanced the peace in our hearts and in our home. "
"I just realized how lucky we are to have met you! Eternally grateful. With love"
"Thanks once again for a fantastic chat. As before, I appreciate your comfort and guidance"
"Thanks to you and Lynn for answering all my questions, for being so prompt sending donor profiles and for being all around awesome, patient and understanding."
"We are truly blessed and so grateful to have found you. I don't think this would have at all been possible without A Jewish Blessing. With love and gratitude always"
"There are times when I stop to watch (our child, and) I think of what a blessing you facilitated for us and I pray to the Creator to watch over you and the work you do. A million thank you!!!!!"
"Thank you, Judy! It was wonderful speaking with you. We are both feeling very hopeful and excited :)"
"Thank you both so much for all of your help in our journey. We feel so lucky to have found you."
"I cannot express my gratitude for your service. It means so much to me that the embryos have a chance for life."
"We are eternally grateful to you & Lynn for making this match. You have been such an enormous resource through this journey and I don't think we can ever thank you enough!"
"It was a pleasure talking to you. Your sensitivity and knowledge makes the process much easier for us."
"We really enjoyed speaking with you. You clearly care about your clients and value your donors. "
"Thank you for the very helpful phone call. You are a very thoughtful, understanding, and caring woman. Thank you very much for your kindness, your generosity, and your blessing. May you continue for a long, long time in the wonderful work you are doing..."
"I am grateful for your time and more importantly, for your kindness and understanding."
"I want to thank you for your kindness and honestly. I have to say that if it weren't for your special way of doing this I'm not sure this would be an option for us. You really have a calling for this work and I so appreciate your gifts of warmth, insight, depth and care. "
"Thank you Judy for making me feel optimistic about this process for the first time in a long time."
"Thank you, again, for supporting me to this point and for everything you are doing for the entire community. "
"Dear Judy, a big thank you for talking today! It was incredibly helpful! You are one of a kind. I am so grateful."
"It was really lovely to speak to you today. We both really enjoyed your passion and genuine love for what you do."
"Thanks for the wonderful conversation last week and your warm support during this process."
"I am so grateful to you, always. I have no idea what I would do without your guidance and the way you screen donors. It just doesn't exist in other agencies."
As always, Many thanks for being so thoughtful and caring.
Thanks so much for your response; you gave me a huge smile! It's so comforting to hear your words, and it was exactly what we needed to hear right now. Thanks again for your positive energy, thoughts and prayers and keeping this all in perspective; you have been an invaluable asset to us during this whole process!!!
I felt your empathy and true best interest at heart. I have come to find that these traits are not always easy to find.
I would like to take this time to thank you both for what you do for every family. You have been so patient and helpful every step of the way of this process. The work that you both do will echo in my life forever, and for that I am truly grateful.
You are always in our thoughts at this time of year. (Our little one) is the most amazing child. G-d brought her to us for a reason. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
It is very clear that you love what you do and we are so grateful that you're helping families like ours. THANK YOU!
Judy, You’re my Jewish Angel. Thank you so much. I really feel that you’ve been instrumental in my journey.
I'd just like to say, profoundly, Thank You. You give us hope. I think we will end up performing miracles.
Thank you so much for all your kind words, Judy. You always encourage me and make me feel better.
I just wanted to say thank you for our talk the other day. I’m super inspired by your patience and the manner with which you speak! Thank you so much for being patient and understanding and really wanting things to go well for everyone involved. It is a reminder that this is really a group effort and it’s humbling.
I wanted to let you know that I feel very grateful to have you with me during this process.
Judy, we were so happy that you are helping people from all over the world. We want to tell you what a joy it is to have you as part of our "family."
I am profoundly grateful to our donor and to you Judy, for helping to make this miracle happen.
We are so grateful for the good fortune of finding you, Lynn, and our donor to help us build our family. I can't express things properly in this very emotional time, other than I am very thankful for the fortune that I have been blessed with.
Thank you Judy, for all you've done and all you continue to do for us, and for the others whom you help bring forth light into the world.
I want you to know you were the first person I spoke to about a donor and you helped me "get there". I am forever thankful and think about that conversation often.
Thank you for heading up an organization that is making this possible. I love A Jewish Blessing and want to tell everyone about it. Of course, it's not really the kind of thing I should be sharing with everyone. The beauty of mitzvahs.
Thank you so much for making the time to speak with me tonight--last minute. I feel heartened after our conversation and it has been one of the most positive experiences I've had in this process severely lacking in joy.
I'm so happy. I just can't thank you enough for every bit of your help, guidance and warmth
Thank you so much for all of your care and support. It made such a difference in my strength and mindset moving forward.
We cannot thank you enough for all you have done. You are an amazing person and we are so grateful we found you.
I have never forgotten (our first) conversation...the comfort that you made me feel when I was most in despair. I am forever grateful to you for giving me the confidence to trust my instincts and be a better advocate for my medical treatments, and for your encouragement to believe in the miracles that could be.
I can't put into words how much your help has meant to me.
Thank you so much for being there for us and helping us throughout this complex and exciting journey.
This past year you have been the messengers of hope for us and our future. We are so blessed to continue to have your support with us through the new year.
Thank you for all your help and for all the work that you do to bring the same kind of happiness to other families in need. You gave us the largest amount of nachas and blessings by enabling us to go through the process and supporting us along the way. Judy, you were right...now it all seems like a distant memory.
You should know that the work you do is amazing and truly life altering. Your efforts not only change life but give life and there can be nothing more powerful or rewarding.
Any family is lucky to have you!
I want you to know that I feel lucky that our paths have crossed. You are lovely and caring and it has been truly a pleasure working with you. It is rare to find someone as dedicated to their work and to those she cares for. Todah Judy. Dr. K
Thank you so much for your love and concern and continuous checking in. It really means the world to us.
Thank you for making this process so pleasant and easy...I really appreciate everything you are doing for me.
Dear Judy, I feel blessed to have found you. Talking to you makes this experience feel so much easier. May G-D bless you for your kindness.
Thank you so much for your help and guidance, Judy. It means the world to me.
THOSE are the answers I've needed! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I finally have some understanding and clarity. Thank you for patiently giving me your support.
Dear Judy, I wanted to thank you for your help and for the peace of mind you've brought to me the last six months. I know you understand what a stressful process this is and I just wanted to say that our conversations really helped me to feel more relaxed, that I had options and that there would be alternatives if we need them. I still think of you often and with much gratitude. Thank you, best wishes and blessings to you.
I wanted to thank you for talking with me the other day. I have been thinking about your suggestion...Thank you so much for your insight. YOU are a Jewish blessing.
Judy, you are absolutely amazing. You always know exactly what to say to make me feel better. It's really a huge gift of yours. I'm so happy to have you in my life and always have your support.
We would not be here without your vision and dedication to this purpose. Thank you so very much, Judy!
Judy, I truly have so much to thank you for...YOU were what helped me decide to move forward with donor egg. I look at my daughter and NEVER even think about where she came from...she is MINE.
Thanks so much for giving us your time to listen, share and care about our situation. We are grateful for your open invitation to be in touch when we are ready. In the meantime, thanks again for your kind support and words of wisdom. With gratitude....
Thank you so much for being so understanding. You make this process more "human".
You likely hear this often--that you have been recommended to us as a resource by both esteemed Rabbis and medical practitioners. The high regard in which they hold you is of great comfort to my husband and me, as we pursue this path to parenthood.
Thank you so much for your support and kindness, your blessings and your optimism.
Just wanted to send a note to say hi and a couple of pictures. Our little girl turned 2 1/2 last week if you can believe it!!! There are no words to describe the joy you've helped bring into our lives!
Thank you for everything, Judy . You are a ray of sunshine in the stormy journey.
I am moved to tears when I think how fortunate we were to find you and for you andour donor to do this mitzvah for us. The last 16 months just erases all those years of infertility and loss. Now I know we were just waiting for our little boy and he just took this long to show up.
It was a special gift from Hashem to meet you on our journey. Just being able to talk about all this with someone as empathetic and articulate as yourself felt really good. Blessings to you, and may you be blessed to continue bringing peace, light and clarity to people who are in this process.
It is All of Us that should thank you for creating 'A Jewish Blessing', the light at the end of the tunnel, when we didn't know where else to go. May the Universe continue to assist you in making dreams come true!
The decision to move forward with you has brought only blessings to our life! (Both in terms of choosing egg donation and choosing YOU and your wonderful agency). I consider what you and Lynn are doing to be very holy work.
I'm sitting here looking at this absolutely beautiful baby in my arms, almost in tears because I love her so much. I can't imagine having had her any other way. Egg donation was without question the best decision we ever made. She is mine in every way and I love her just as much as my biological son. If it weren't for the two of you, the two of us would not have this miracle baby! Please know how grateful we are and always will be for what you have made possible for us. It makes me cry to think about it.
Thank you a Million Times Over for all your help when I was so desperate and just didn't know where to turn.
I am not in need of a donor but I was 6 years ago and I am glad that finally there is a place to get a Jewish donor. I looked all over the country for a Jewish donor and could not find one and wanted to tell you that you are greatly appreciated.
It is so wonderful that I have found you and A Jewish Blessing, because you know the right questions to ask of donors that would mean so much to Jewish recipients like us.
I’m absolutely speechless, after reading your email. It feel that I’m talking to an Angel that’s been send to me straight from haven J. Thank you so much for all your care and time… its beyond words.
You are SUCH an angel!!!! I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your help! Thank you so much!!!!
You really made me feel better about our whole situation and helped to make all of this strangeness feel a little more normal and hopeful.
I was thinking of our past that has gotten us to where we are now and thought of you. You were so kind and supportive as I was going through this 'leg' of my journey and I remember you as being a very special person, working very hard to make special things happen for people. A rare find in the business you are in!
I have to tell you that you are truly awesome! You're colleagues do not have the knowledge or commitment that you have! Not even close! You are in a league of your own regarding excellence of care. Thank you for all that you do for your donors and families! Dr. H
We wanted to take this special moment to thank you for everything you have done for us as parents: the care, the information, the support, the love and most of all the opportunity to have a child. We are very blessed. To tell you this is a life changing experience is sort of an understatement! I am still in awe....even more so due to lack of sleep!!
Thank you again for everything, for your moral support, help, kindness, etc etc. I think you're a very special human being, and while the 613 commandments don't include helping infertile mothers, I think your good deeds have ticked a lot of the 613 boxes...
I have thought about some of the people we met during our search and we are so blessed to have found you-you are doing your customers a real service by being so genuine.
You've been a very important part of this process and of our lives, Judy. My many, many thanks and blessings to you! I feel like YOU are also doing God's work --I'm glad to know you and know you're out there, so keep on keeping on.
Your wisdom and compassion and humor and insight have been a miraculous blessing to us Judy.
We wanted to thank you again not only for assisting with this, but for your kindness and holistic thinking about it. We had our second ultrasound and saw the heart beating and are now starting the eighth week.
We wanted to express how excited we are. And wanted to say how appreciative we are of all your work with us Judy--you've been amazing and we really appreciate it!
We think of you (and our donor) and are so appreciative of what you (and she) made possible.
Your miraculous handiwork continues to blossom into mind-blowing beauty, grace, humor, intelligence and abject joy. They are just spectacular.
We are over the moon excited about our wonderful boys. We got them each in a different way, and we couldn't possibly love each of them more!
We thank God, you and our donor everyday for our son. He is an absolute delight. Great personality, silly as can be, really sharp, tall, gorgeous and most importantly happy. I didn't know that god could create such a wonder!!!
We have worked with Judy for the last 3-4 years as we have had a long history of infertility. She quickly became a close, dear, and caring friend. From the get-go, she always went way beyond the call of duty, making sure that we knew she was always accessible for us no matter what time of day, no matter how silly a question we thought we were asking. She has a wealth of knowledge. We formed a close relationship with her, and always trusted her to give the right advice and to be truthful to us. She will always be a very special person to us, as she has been through some very tough & personal times with us.