Updated: Feb 14, 2021
One of the first people to contact us asking for a bucket was a very sweet lady from my subdivision. It was May 14th and she was just looking for a ray of hope. You see her mom was fighting Stage 3 cancer and had just come home from the hospital. Coming home from the hospital seems like something to be happy about, but you see this was a far from happy story. After being all alone at the hospital for a month, fighting sepsis and kidney failure and more chemo, she was being sent home with less than ideal results. She fought tooth and nail to get 24 hour nursing support for her mom. This daughter just wanted something to bring her mom a little happiness. This is where we come in. It seemed as if a bucket couldn't possibly do much for a woman who was going through so much. That was where we were wrong.
Typically, we drop the bucket at the front porch and message the person asking for it to let them know it's been delivered. This situation was no different. I dropped the bucket and messaged the daughter. She was very grateful and said her mom will be so uplifted. It wasn't until a few months after the delivery that I realized how many lives we'd touched. The daughter messaged me again to let me know her mom had passed away. As her and her sister were going through her mom's belongings, they came across the card from the Blessings Bucket. You see we put a hand-written note in every bucket. It's a message of hope, love, faith and trusting in the goodness in the world. This note that they read together brought them back to a time when they knew their mother was truly happy. Even when she was very sick, she was happy for just a moment. This is the reason we do Blessings Buckets. She is the reason we continue to spread love and make the world a better place one bucket at a time.