Sunday, February 22, 2009
Dream Delivered... Day 102 22FEB09
There is tremendous, earth shaking power in the smallest and most beautiful things. Children with cancer. I was humbled by the amazing children we spent the last four days with. The depth of their faith is unfathomable, their love is without boundry and unbreakable, their strength is absolute. You, my little brothers and sisters, are the most amazing creatures on earth and you will all be in our thoughts every day.
We met so many wonderful families who are dealing with the same types of fears and pains that we are. We had a chance to share our experiences and our thoughts. We all have a bond that has been forged by our children. Together we become a strong chain that provides a safe anchorage for a few days in the middle of the raging tempest we live in. Apart we remain strong, each link tempered by the thoughts and prayers of our new friends.
We were honored to share in their lives for a few short days,
the impact will last a lifetime.
Deliver the Dream is a wonderful organization, please check out their website. They have retreats like the one we attended all through the year for other children and their families. The volunteers, who made our weekend the special experience that it was, are amazing people. They give of their own time and love in the service of others. There is no greater good.
We now return to our "normal" hectic life. This weekend provided all of us an opportunity to rest and play, and to forget about all the craziness that defines one of our usual days.
It flat wore us out, in a good way.
We were really tired by the time we got home, the events of the weekend finally caught up with all of us. We spent the afternoon crashed out around the house in different places: Josh in Pa's lap; Jarrod on the couch; Dad in his hammock.
Tomorrow Joshua has school in the morning and then he is off to the clinic for Vincristine and labs. We are hoping that his counts stayed up over the weekend and that his platelets are holding steady. He had some bruising on his legs this weekend and we are hoping it is not an indication that his platelets are low again.