Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wow, what a party!!! Boy did we celebrate Marcus's end of treatment. I don't think I have ever had a party as big as the one we had on the 19th of October. We found a day that wasn't busy with John's campaign, Marching Band, Scouts,
Cub Scouts, or a Football game. We put up flyers in the Band room at school and passed them around town, mainly to people in our ward. I figured the weather would be cold and rainy/snowy since that is what it has been. But we were once again... BLESSED because my tiny house could not have held the 75 kids from Band and Church, plus the adults that came to wish Marcus well. I cleaned out the garage and set the tv up to watch Transformers, set up chairs and bought a huge cake from Sams Club. We had 3 coolers of soda and popcorn. Luckily the weather was wonderful and the boys played basketball in the back on our little "court", some kids "hung out" on the swings and some played night games. We had people driving by and honking their horns and waving. I think they were probably scared to come in, seeing all the kids there. Here is a picture of Marcus and his cake. I had to rush him over to the cake for a picture before the "pack of wolves" dove into it....haha. It was so nice to see Marcus have so much fun with his friends. I am so glad he has the Band kids to hang out with. They really are great kids. I did have to laugh when I heard a couple of the freshmen talking about their asthma medicine and inhalers like it was a thrilling subject. I guess they call them band-geeks for a reason...haha.
I am so touched by all the kids that came and showed Marcus how much they care for him. It was really overwhelming to see young kids so willing to support Marcus. I know we are supposed to be living here at this time where we could be close to Primary Children's and be in the best neighborhood, and ward. We have been so blessed. There is no way I could express enough thanks to everyone who has been there for us. We love and appreciate you all.
p.s. The next day, they went to Pleasant Grove to a competition and swept all the awards but one, and came in 1st place. They joked it was from Marcus's party and all the soda they drank...heehee.