I made a quilt for my bff's BIL who is battling cancer. I don't really know them but when the quilt gods talk. You listen.
His wife sent me a nice thank you note and told me they were going to take it with them to chemo and stem cell treatments.
My friend called last night to tell me that her BIL was actually so touched that he started crying (and so did I dangit!). His wife just didn't mention it because she didn't want to embarrass him, being the big tough guy that he is.
On that note, someone made a post earlier about not getting the kind of thanks they want and or expect when they help someone out. But one of the greatest lessons I've learned in life is to not look to others to validate your worth, or in this instant, your charity. If you have no hidden agenda, simply giving should be enough. Everything else, is just, everything else.
Just my two cents.