Saturday, May 19, 2012

"Happiness All Around"

In the 5 minutes since I last posted, I am at a complete loss for words.  Here it is, 11 o'clock on a Saturday night, and I just got a delivery.  FROM THE KRISPY KREME MARKETING COORDINATOR.

3 dozen donuts, happy paper hats, and balloons.
The note says, "Abby, Saw your blog.  Just wanted to send some 'happy donut thoughts' your way.  Know that 'Krispy Kares' and wishes you and Parker lots of love!  Bless you both!  etc. etc. etc" 

My sweet nurse brought it in with a rather puzzled look.  "Um, this is from the Krispy Kreme lady?"  I must have looked completely befuddled, because I am!!  Their slogan is "Happiness All Around," which I do not think could be more appropos right now!

I just shuffled two dozen of those donuts down the hallway to the nurses' station here at Northside, and the other dozen will go to Egleston tomorrow.  God bless their souls, they deserve infitinely more for all that they do.  There was much whispering and conjecturing amongst the staff after the package was delivered-- they all thought I must have WORKED for Krispy Kreme or something.  I explained the situation to them, and they were all simply amazed.  And pleased to have donuts. *as am I*

I just don't know what to say, except a HUGE thank you to Krispy Kreme, and to whoever alerted them to our situation.  I am going to go dry my pastry-induced tears and snot rockets, and eat a donut while watching Harry Potter.  That's a pretty darn good ending to a pretty darn good day. :-)


  1. Isn't the kindness of a stranger so amazing!?

  2. As another Winston-Salem, Krispy Kreme lover, I was delighted to read your blog, offer up a prayer and have an excuse to drive across town, eat a donut and celebrate your adorable Parker. May God be with your precious family and find ALL of you eating our sweet donuts real soon!!!!!!

  3. After you left, we felt compelled to find your blog - well, after we polished off the delicious donuts you left behind ;)I want you to know how lucky we all feel to have met such a loving family and strong little boy! I will be here cheering Parker on every step of the way!

  4. The capacity of the human heart to show love and compassion is wonderful and gives us a little glimpse of the heart of God our creator.

  5. Dwayne Chambers CMO Krispy KremeMay 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    We will continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers. We love the opportunity to share a little bit of joy and appreciate how you so lovingly pass that along to others.

    Dwayne Chambers
    Chief Marketing Officer Krispy Kreme

  6. Abby,

    Continued prayers for Parker. And wow - I completely love Krispy Kreme as a company for reaching out and doing this for you.

    Liz mama to L-CDH Survivor Finley and Rowan