Friday, October 15, 2010

the love bomb dropped - thank you

I had never heard of before yesterday.  But when i emerged from a 1.5 hour accupuncture appointment and looked at my blackberry as usual, i thought my eyes were fuzzy when i saw 164 emails on one of my accounts. I glanced and saw they were all comments on this blog. what?
when i got home i started to figure it out.  then i spent about the next 2 hours reading all the comments....and they kept coming.
What can i say! this amazingly happened on a day where i was too chemo sick to do it was such a blessing, such a way to be uplifted, and so nice that i was clear from work or parenting so i could fully dive in to the love and support that was poured on me.

I wish i could reply to every single one of you, i mean, everyone!
I can't believe this exists, i can't believe people really take the time to do this for people. I imagine this love just spreading and exploding all over the universe and finidng those that need it, it all swirls around and lands in the right places, and comes back to those who give. 

These comment have affected me so much!
Some of course made me cry
Some made me feel strong powerful & capable
Some humbled me
Some made me really laugh out loud (i took my phone on a short stroll & freaked out a neighbor when laughed at one particular comment)
Some people wrote poems
Some prayers
Some people related
Some reminded me of who i am
Some gave me hope
Some inspired me
All made me feel good
All were thoughtful and perfect
I pretty much felt the full 360 degrees of emotions, which is a very affirming feeling. That's life.

i will always tout the value of this kind of support during something like this. it takes all kinds, not just the traditional hands on. This kind of thing has helped me immensely

the comments are still coming...
so to ALL that dropped the love bomb and all that take the time to comment, to me or anyone that needs it - i thank you!



  1. I meant to comment yesterday but I didn't get around to it. But I checked back this morning and your response is EXACTLY why I love dropping love bombs. I got goosebumps reading it. Letting someone know that they are treasured, cherished, thought of and loved when everything in their world seems to be crashing down is incredibly uplifting - not only to the one being "bombed" but to those of us commenting as well. Nothing brightens my spirit like making someone else's day a little better.

    You are beautiful. I can't imagine what you are going through everyday, but I admire your positive and thankful spirit. Keep on going strong.

    God bless,

    Julia in Oregon

  2. This is an amazing response! You deserve every single one of those comments and I hope you will continue to go back to them anytime you're struggling, feeling down, or losing hope. There's a whole lot of love for you. Take care xxx

  3. That is so wonderful! I am so so happy that you are done!

  4. HOORAY! :) Still wishing you tons of goodness.

  5. I'm so glad it brightened your day! You deserve it.

  6. Chills and tears, Nan. No one more deserving. I'm really, truly proud to know you and hope to see you very soon...xoxo

  7. also very good to hear it brightened your day, thank you for your response too, I'm crying and don't even really know why, what a powerful thing we have going on!

  8. "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    What an amazing role model you are to your children. And what a bright future we will all have as a result.

    With love.

  9. I love this post. So. Much.

    Thank you. :)

  10. I was the recipient of a love bomb when I lost my sister to suicide in February. I had never heard of a love bomb until then. All these wonderful people made me feel like I wasn't alone in my sorrow. Just know that we all are thinking of you and think you are amazing!!!! I am a single Mom of 4: a 10 year old and 7 year old triplets. I can't imagine what I would do if I were to get sick. You are an inspiration to your children, your family, and to me. I will continue to hold you up in prayer!
    God Bless you!!


  11. You are the best! I think of you all the time!

  12. Nanette,
    This is beautiful...just as your soul is...

  13. You are worth it, dear! Never forget that.

  14. Getting in my own late comment here :D

    Keep writing, blogging and fighting the good fight, you're a great person and it so inspires me how you're able to stay strong, loving and optimistic with all you've been though AND while raising two kids. You're an example to us all.
    And we all have our crying days...I know I do!

    Praying for you <3

  15. For I am confident he who has begun a good work in you will complete it!
    A juicy word from Paul
    Baby girl, I speechlessly proud to witness it all!

  16. Nanette,
    I am truly amazed at your courage and am here behind you all the way. I currently have two close frinds that are dealing with Breast Cancer as well and I am doing all that I can to donate to Breast Cancer Awareness and Hopefully One Day WE WILL FIND THE CURE! Keep your head up Sweetie..We are here for you. You are loved and always remember to keep HOPE. Hope will help you make it through hard times I promise.

  17. I'm new to this organization, and wasn't quite sure whether to leave my name on my comment, which was #430. But I did, because putting a face to a name, to me, is more uplifting. Better karma, for you and for me. Whatever. And I certainly want you to feel the love.

  18. Gorgeous Nanette -
    You're an inspiration!
    I missed the lovebomb train but wanted to send my love and hope and prayers and admiration anyway. I have been glued to your blog since i navigated over here. You are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS and seem like a such a joyous, fantastic mother. I'm praying you are blessed with healing and love and light and everything you need. I'm praying nothing takes away from your vivacity and your love. Keep going, we are all on your side and fighting this fight with you. Praying for your quick recovery!
    Lots of love,

  19. and the love bombing continues!

    What a powerful woman you going through something so difficult and trying and yet you are still able to care for your children. Whenever you are having one of those days when you are down, remember the love bombs and remember that throughout the world, there are 400+ individuals that are connected to you through this blog and through the love bombs :) we are all thinking of you and are with you in spirit...

  20. I just came from Brenda's place (Cozy Little House) and read about Love Bomb which I've now joined. What a wonderful idea it is. I've teared up as I read your experience and all the uplifting comments you received. So amazing that people from all over the world can join forces in such a positive way. Sending hugs and well wishes your way as you continue to fight the fight. Blessings, Tammy

  21. From the lovebomb and from Cozy Little House. This is so neat that people have started this 'lovebomb'. Thank you for sharing your struggles with us. It could be any one of us going through this. You're and inspiration. Hang in there sweetie.

  22. Just joined Love Bomb and discovered your story is very similar to my sister who has just "beaten" breast cancer. You and she share a life spirit that I wish I had. Your children will be amazing because of you. Hug them, love them and share with them your story, it needs to be shared. Much love from Canada and if you ever meet an Ione wonder if she is the sister I spoke of.