Hi everyone, it's hard to believe that it's been over a month since Susan passed away. What an intense whirlwind... so many emotions in such a short amount of time.....
Well, on behalf of the family again, I wanted to share a few updates. Dane and the boys got back from a beautiful week in Jamaica with Susan's parents, Will and Linda Gassett. It was great for the family to come together, and great to have a change of scenery. Dane said they had a great time, but by Saturday night they were ready to come home :)
This, we had a chance to catch up with Dane as he got to think about the next phase.... getting back to the new normal routine and figuring out what to do from here. Here are some items he's asked us to share with the community.
1) Getting dinners delivered has been AWESOME. This has been just one less thing for him to worry about, and it's been a true life saver for them. Dane says "thank you thank you thank you" to everyone who has been coordinating this and bringing such delicious food. They are all set with delivery through April, and we want to keep this food delivery going as long as Dane will let us!
2) Please let us know if you put out any money on behalf of the Bighams and need to get reimbursed. Dane admits that so much as been happening he hasn't been able to keep track if everyone got paid back for groceries, etc. and he would hate it if anyone got stuck spending money because of them! Please email judy.s.howe@ gmail.com if you have any expenses, and I'll help get you reimbursed.
3) Scarves for Susan. The current tally for fundraising for the "Scarves for Susan" effort is $7000 for the WCEF. Amazing!!! We are also going to see if we can get a newspaper article published on that effort. We'll keep you posted if we get traction on that.
4) Regarding this CaringBridge Site. We are going to continue to keep it updated but likely on a less frequent basis. The need for communications and support for the family will be ongoing, so we might as well keep it all centralized, right? I know that the family will appreciate getting future guestbook messages too, so please feel free to keep posting things there.