It turns out that Pauline, aka Fish Food, had learned of The Runt's death and Little Girl's illness and decided to send me a care package.
There were crafty items, and candles, and butterflies, and note cards, and pictures. Just look at this picture of her garden:
Isn't that fantastic? Doesn't it look like it's in 3D? Pauline, I'm dying to know how you did that.
Here's to friends in faraway countries - Thank you, Pauline! Your thoughtfulness means a lot to me.