Monday, May 18, 2009
Visit from an Angel... Day 187 18MAY09
Everyday something special happens! Some days it is hard to see and other days it is very obvious. Today was one of those "obvious" days for Joshua. The day started rainy, dreary, and wet. I realized that I had a lot of errands to try and accomplish. Typical Monday! In the morning I went on my errands, Lee worked from his home office, Jarrod did some studying and Joshua worked on homework and a new computer game. Nothing new to talk about there. Joshua was having a great day and feeling good. Then around 5 pm we received a visit from a special little "Angel". Her name is Rylee and she is a classmate of Joshua's. I had spoken with her mom earlier in the day and she said Rylee had something for Joshua and wanted to stop by and drop it off. I said sure, he was having a good day. When Rylee, her mom, and two older sisters showed up, I was not prepared for "the gift". Rylee had just celebrated her birthday party and this is the invitation she sent out...It read..
"Dear family and friends, I would like you to come to my birthday party on Sunday, May 17, at 1:00 pm. Please don't bring me any presents. My friend Joshua has cancer please bring a donation and I will give it to him so he can buy himself something special for being so brave. Please bring swim suit and towel.
See why she's an Angel! I don't want to say the amount of donations she raised but let's just say that Joshua can buy a lot of Lego's if he wants too! I think if we need more fundraising we are going to hire Rylee to help us out! Children are truly a gift from God and they inspire us everyday. Joshua seems to amaze me everyday with his bravery and strength and today we also had Rylee. She gave up birthday presents to help a friend. That also shows strength, bravery and a whole lot more. If only we could be more like our children every day!