I saved the cutest pie for last! I met my friend Ellen through my blog, and very early on in this journey of ours. She has been there for us throughout, and has been a constant source of love and support.
On our very first trip to Philadelphia, we were in over our heads. In this wide world of brain injury, everything was brand new to us! Something happened on the second day of class that I will never forget. Someone came in with a wrapped gift and card attached looking for The Hodder Family. As they were handing the beautiful gift over to us, I was truly stunned. It's been close to four years since this happened, and I am tearing up just thinking about this now.
The gift was from Ellen and not only was it perfect, but exemplified the absolute kind and caring nature of perfect strangers. She reached out to us at such a difficult time and that's not easy to do. I'm not so sure I could walk straight into the eye of our kind of storm, especially at that time! In fact - knowing me then, I can answer that question now...I couldn't. That takes a certain kind of person. A courageous, but my gosh...a loving one to be exact.
Well, Ellen's daughter Emma decided she wanted to be a PIE of all things this year for Halloween! I screamed at the computer screen, "That's my girl!!" I was especially blown away because they made the costume together! I was so impressed! I'm a girl that can't sew on a button!!
So now...I will shut my mouth, and introduce you to Ellen and her Sweetie...I mean, Cutie Pie!