August 28, 2008 · Updated 4:36 PM
Nearly a year ago we were on Komo TV problems solvers/people helpers for a contractor leaving our home unfinished and stealing our money for our remodel project. We would like to thank all the people of the Marysville community and beyond for all their support, prayers, comforting words and help to help us move on and heal our wounds.
I have lived in Marysville all my life and am so happy that we decided to raise our family here because I feel the heart of our community is as strong as it was 40 years ago.
If it wasn't for our new military friend 'K-man' this wonderful snowball effect of goodwill wouldn't have happened. You have friends for life. We would like to thank Komo TV 4, Maryfest, Inc., The Marysville Globe, AGI insulation, BMC West, Free Methodist Church, Cascade Custom Plumbing and Mechanical, LLC, Advanced Electric, Quilceda Homeowners Association, ABR supply company, Scaup General Contracting and Ask Mac Construction Management. Thank you to Ablemark for helping make great signs for my 'thank you shrine.'
We also give special thanks to Bill and Deanne Lessley, "Chip" Kruse, Douglas Corbett, Larry Harris, Cascade Elementary school teachers Ms. Angie Cartmill and Ms. Catherine Rosine, my uncle Al Lansing, Ed and Debbie Kitson, our car club friends Neal, Eric, and Jim C., Roy Wilson, and many work friends and neighbors.
We would also like to give special thanks to the Vadset family Dean, Linda, Sheela, Felecia and Jack. There are not enough words to express how grateful we are for your family. If we had our way Dean, Jack and Felecia would receive a humanitarian award. This family has stuck with us and has given us friendship, guidance, and help to get our project where we are today. We have learned so much more than how to build a house; we have learned how wonderful and kind a human soul can be. We have great admiration for Felecia who has donated over 50 hours during rain, snow or shine to help us work on our home. There is no project too big or small that she can't tackle. Her parents should be proud of her desire to help a fellow community member and 'always' has a smile on her face doing it. Thank you for giving up your family time to help our family.
We have come a long ways and just want to say thank from the bottom of our hearts. One wrongdoer isn't as powerful as the love of humanity.