Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wow! What a weekend… Day 731 14NOV10

We had an amazing weekend! Camp Boggy Creek is an absolutely amazing place filled with wonderful people. When we arrived on Friday we were met by our two family pals Lindsey and Andy. They hung out with us all weekend and made life wonderfully easy. The cabins were unbelievable and all the facilities were incredible.

We did so many different things it is hard to remember them all but here goes: We went to wood shop (which Andy was in charge of) and made lots of cool wood projects, we went to the archery range, we went canoeing, we went fishing in a paddleboat and Joshua caught a fish, we did arts and crafts, we sang, we ate, we danced, we played games, we walked all over the place, the kids went swimming, we played miniature golf, we went to the camp store, and we had a campfire.


Deep breath…

 The boys got their hair painted for the dance, Joshua got his nails painted for the dance, we played UNO, the kids had a party in our cabin while we adults got a little alone time, we went to the theater and watched a bunch of great plays.

Another breath… 

We got to share a cabin with our good friends the Cavanaughs and enjoy being with their family, we got to forget about being a cancer family just for a little bit and be surrounded by others just like us and watch beautiful children have loads of fun. With a heavy heart we said "See you later" and headed for home.

We made it home and stayed for about 30 minutes before we headed off to watch the Lightning play at home. We were given amazing tickets by the Giving Hope Through Faith Foundation courtesy of Lightning player Dominic Moore #19. Even though we were tired we had a great time and really enjoyed the game. Even though they lost we had a lot of fun cheering them on and Joshua in particular enjoyed watching his "guys" play hockey. We when got home from the game we were truly spent and after a quick bite to eat we all headed for sleepy land.

 What made this weekend even more special is the fact that this is Joshua's 2 year mark since diagnosis. Two years ago on a Thursday and a Friday we were given the worse news we have ever received and our lives were changed forever. So many things have happened since then and everything in our lives has changed. It is weekends like this one that remind us that we are not in this battle alone and that there is great power in the bond of family and friendship. The memories we have from this weekend will last a lifetime and we are all looking forward to the next time we can go to Boggy Creek to get our batteries recharged. It is truly an amazing place.


Laura and Frank said...

Amazing! I remembered 2 years ago yesterday and the sudden change it brought to everything in your lives. Camp Boggy Creek couldn't have been a better place to have that anniverdary come and go. It takes my breath away reading all the wonderful things you did with your cancer families and knowing what a great time you all enjoyed together - playing, talking and all fighting the same nasty disease of childhood cancer.

We are so blessed to be a part of your lives. We love you and keep on praying for the cure to finally be found. Love, Laura and Frank

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

What a wonderful way to celebrate a devastating anniversary. It seems there was a good reason camp got cancelled for you guys so many times.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,



I adore the red and green hair!

Lindsey said...

Hi Gandy Family!
I just wanted to drop by and tell you guys how much your courage and exuberant spirit impacted me this weekend. The weekend was certainly fun, exciting, and exhausting, but I returned to school today rejuvenated and ready to learn!
Thank you all so much for sharing your family with me. I am so lucky that I was able to spend the weekend with such a strong, inspiring family.

You are an amazing boy! Keep up the hard fight and I look forward to hopefully seeing you at CBC next time!

Your family pal Lindsey