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March 23, 2010

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Amani’s ~ Brandywine Prime ~ Brickside Grille ~ Butterfish ~ Carlino’s Market ~ Cupcakes Gourmet ~ General Warren Inne ~ Hartefeld National Golf Club ~ Jimmy Duffy & Sons ~ Lincoln Room ~ The Master’s Baker ~ New Street Catering ~ Newton’s on State ~ Pace One Restaurant &  Country Inn ~ Spence Café ~ St. Peter’s Bakery ~ Wegman’s ~ Whitford County Club


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I returned to work after 16 years at home raising children.  I was nervous and sad – my youngest was 13 and I worried about how this would change her life.  On my first day of work my husband and daughter showed up at my office with a beautiful Vera Bradley purse – it was filled with things I might need!  Inside were a planner, my favorite pens, a bottle of Tylenol (!), a How to Use A Computer book, and best of all, a framed photo of my daughter.  While I worried about her, she worried about me but she is the one who sweetly thought of ways to make my going back to work easier.

-J.M.

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My dear friend Fern has been fighting breast cancer for 6 years. Right after this New Year’s she found out it has metasticised to her brain. It has already moved to her bones a year previously. She began a daily regime of radtioation in addition to the chemotherapy that she was already receiving. This was to go on for three weeks. Despite this she threw me my first ever surprise party for my 40th birthday on 1/13.

-G.B.

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Lead Foot

My father recently suffered a heart attack this past September. It struck me in the midst of a family feud between my parents before I left for my final year in college. It was so bad that I was contemplating transferring to the Philippines to live with my grandparents to escape the drama. When she received the news of my father’s heart attack, my girlfriend rushed home from work to speed me to the hospital where my father was being treated. I was in complete disbelief as I saw my father being carted out of surgery. My girlfriend just held my hand as I cried while the doctor explained to us that my father was very lucky to be alive. To this day, she has never let go. My family did not expect me to come to the hospital that night and because of my girlfriend’s loving actions, I was able to reconnect with my family and we are no longer at war with each other.

-L.L.

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Last year I had breast cancer.  My husband of 14 years is the President of a company with four offices.  He attended each doctor’s appointment with me.  He changed his schedule, left meetings early, and never mentioned how long each visit took.  He held my hand and cried with me.  When I had surgery, he stayed with me all day, every day.  I was in Chester County Hospital for 6 days when I had my mastectomy and reconstruction, and he did not ever mention work, or what he was missing.  When I returned home the first week I was unable to do much for myself.  He helped me wash my hair, shower and care for my incisions.  He told me he was proud of me, and that I was brave.  When I took our marriage vows, I never thought it would be me who would need him “in sickness or in health”.  When he cared for me through my cancer, he was always present, kind and uncomplaining.  It was the sweetest most wonderful thing anyone could have done.

-K.B.

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On December 22, 2006 I lost one of the most important and influential people in my life; my grandfather. The news completely crushed me, this night also had also been a much anticipated first date with a boy who I had always hoped would be more than just friends.  He picked me up and as he hugged me a puddle of tears came from my eyes. The entire night he just held me and let me cry. Although it may seem like a small gesture it was one of the sweetest things he has ever done for me.

-L.B.

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When I was still in high school, my boyfriend did the sweetest thing someone has ever done for me. Easter was coming up and jokingly I kept complaining to him that my mom was not giving me an easter basket this year because me and my brother were too old. I kept playfully telling him that he should be my easter bunny. One weekend around that time I went away for the night with a friend. When I came back, I found my bedroom and connecting bathroom decked out in a easter egg hunt. Each egg was filled with a piece of dove chocolate (my favorite) and filled with a little note giving a reason why he loved me. Each note said something different. I was so impressed and touched by this surprise because I know it took a lot of time and thought, plus he had to deal with my dad seeing him come in my house setting up this corny surprise. I think that it is surprises like this that mean the most because it wasn’t valentines day, a birthday, or anniversary, when it is expected for men to do something sweet. But he knew that this would be special to me. I will never forget my favorite easter bunny!

-M.G.

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