Friday, April 24, 2009

Zach Tucker Golf Scramble... Day 163 24APR09

I thought I would give my wonderful and very talented husband a break and try my hand at writing about Joshua's day. 

On Friday's, our "normal" is to have Lee leave for work at around 7:15 am and call me sometime between 10-11 pm and let me know he's on his way home. This has been our "normal" Friday for about the last 4 years or so. This morning was no different except Joshua woke up with Lee and we were wide awake from there. Ms Lydia came for school and as soon as she walked out the door, we were right behind her. We had someplace fun to go and we didn't want to be late.

 Joshua was invited to the 4th Annual Zach Tucker Golf Tournament sponsored by the Giving Hope through Faith Foundation, When Joshua was first diagnosed we were told about this wonderful foundation that could help us. They openly took us in and have been sending little gifts to Joshua and our family since the beginning. 

Sherry and Dirk Tucker started the foundation for their son Zach who lost his fight with cancer. Joshua, Jarrod, and I were lucky to meet these wonderful people. Joshua and Jarrod had a fantastic time putting on the green and trying to hit the Pepsi Cans. Joshua even had his friend Mandy there to hang out with. We know Mandy and her family from the Children's Cancer Center. Mandy was also one of their "special guests".  We were treated to lunch and then after the golfers started, we called it quits. Joshua was worn out, but it was a "good" tired. He came home to take a nap while Jarrod and I finished up with school work. It was nice to have one of my "normal" Friday's with the boys. These are the special days I treasure always. The only thing missing was Lee.

As I sat watching my two boys run around on a putting green, I kept thinking to myself that you would never know that Joshua had just had a chemo treatment yesterday. If it wasn't for the weak ankles and beautiful bald head, he was just another kid out there "talking it up" with everyone and laughing. Many thanks and heartfelt gratitude goes out to Sherry and Dirk for their wonderful foundation and for giving us a very special day for my son to be himself once again.

1 comment:

Jamie(Sister) said...

WHOO HOO!! Gulfing!! That looks like some fun love bug and i see that you and jarrod got some advice from a pro.... =) I am soo happy that you Jarrod and mommy got to have a fun and relaxing, that yall havent been able to have in a long time. =) Well we love you tons and Hope that you guys get to go to coco beach on Tuesday. =)