Wednesday, October 28, 2009

An Unashamedly Personal Post

A hero is a woman who does what she can
Romain Rolland (correction of gender bias - Mrs Button)

Tonight has nothing to do with buttons or sewing. I want to honour a hero. There are no words grand enough or grateful enough for this rare and precious soul. This is the best I can do:

When we were in a very black place and could not think what to do, how to make things right for Mr Button and our family, you gave us HOPE.

You offered a part of yourself to us. It was a noble, generous, compassionate, kind gift which you gave with simple, unconditional LOVE.

Because of your great, good, gift, we DREAM, again. We are dreaming of rolling in the grass, playing at the beach, long busy days in the garden, throwing a football around the yard, going out together at night, having energy to enjoy the 3 beautiful little Buttons we are blessed with. We DREAM about days and weeks and months without doctors or hospitals.

With full and joyful hearts, we say THANK YOU! You are an everyday hero who has done an extraordinary thing. I see the colour in My Darling's cheeks and the excitement in his voice and I can't help beaming. I am in awe at what you have done and I cannot help but share it with this little corner of the world.

I am taking care of Mr Button as he recovers from his kidney transplant. I will pop back when I can. Your support and prayers are gratefully appreciated.


  1. Wow. And you're right. THAT THERE IS ONE SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS SORT OF POST! There is a hell of a lot of wonderful karma headed toward the kindred spirit who gave that gift. Recover well Mr Button. Dream, most excellent dreams Button family.

  2. Thinking of you all Lisa.
    Hugs and smiles,

  3. I am so glad that you see hope... That's truly great. Praying for a FULL recovery for Mr Button ((hugs))

  4. I would like to also thank the generous person...such an amazing act of kindness.
    Hope all are recovering well....thanks for dropping in Lisa...


  5. Oh Lisa, I'm so glad things are looking good for you guy's and such a beautiful "thanking" post...Thinking of you and wishing for a speedy recovery.

  6. hugs, hugs, hugs button family!!!!
    thinking of you all & hoping the recovery is speedy.

  7. Oh Lisa, I'm so happy that the transplant was successful. Thank goodness for people like your wonderful donor who made the decision to give the ultimate gift. I hope Mr Button makes a speedy recovery. Your post has filled me with hope!

  8. I've been thinking of you all knowing it was about 'time'.
    I can only imagine that the gift this lady has given you is competely life-changing.
    Hope all is going well. Take care of you and your Mr.

  9. So wonderful to read this. Happy hugs to you all from me.

  10. I had a dream, it did not come true for many, many, many years... but I kept dreaming about it, even it looked impossible to me!

    I've now (finally) arrived in Australia as per my dream... even better, I arrived with a gorgeous son and a lovely wife.

    So you keep on dreaming too and strongly believe in your dreams, they will come true too, no matter how grander they may seem to be.

    Best wishes to Mr. Buttons, hope you recover well and fast.

  11. Wishing you all the best and some great dreams to come throughxx

  12. I have a tear in my eye for you Lisa. That is wonderful news for you, Mr B and your family. I have everything crossed and am sending lots of good wishes to you all. xxx

    And it was so lovely and sad and beautiful to read about your hero.