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.

Love Rylee"

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!

 Rylee and Joshua had a great time playing for a little while, and Joshua even got in some "nerf" shots at Rylee's older sister!  A lot of laughing and playing! It was a very special day!


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

What an awesome and beautiful Angel Friend you have in Rylee. And she's pretty to boot! I am so happy to hear you had such a good day. I hope you keep on having better and better days.

You are one mighty and inspiring warrior.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

Thats is so awesome and sweet!!! You have some great friends Joshy and they seem to care about you very much =) I have to meet this little angel that is just so amazing for doing an such an amazing thing for you!
I love the pepsi air plane that things pretty cool!! ; ) Im glad you had another good day love bug and make sure you tell your friend Rylee that she is a strong,brave and caring person! I love you guys and see you soon. =)


Miss Laura said...

Joshua, You have some amazing friends! Rylee is truly an angel and we need lots more of them in our world. I love the rain off the deck - what a nice picture! I love the pepsi airplane. Where can I find directions?
I'm so glad you have been home for so long and are feeling so good. Love, Laura & Frank

Mrs. Lewis said...

Ms. Amber (Becky's mom) showed me the invitation last week. It brought me to tears just as reading this latest entry has. What a blessing it is to have such young children pulling for Josh and recognizing how brave he is!!! See you Thursday!
Ms. Lydia