Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy New Year!

What a difference a few days make. We have been so fortunate to have some fun things come to our family. The Make a Wish Foundation called and want to grant Marcus's wish. When I first asked him what his wish would be, he pointed to his poster of an F-16 plane. He loves planes and wants to fly the military planes the most. I know that is a wish that might be really hard to grant, but wouldn't that be awesome?
Also Marcus will be going to Tucson in a couple of weeks for an Honors Band camp at University of Arizona. He will fly down the 16th of January and start camp the 17th. I will fly down as well, but that will be Friday after work. He will have a concert Saturday and we both will fly home on sunday. He is really excited about that as well. We have been so blessed to be able to have these opportunities come up for him.
I have really felt so comforted lately. I have had some wonderful friends and family give me some great words of comfort and support. That has meant so much to me. I am so grateful to have so much love and support around me and my family. I just hope I can give it back to others.
It also has been nice to be home most of the whole Christmas Vacation with the boys. It has been so nice to spend some quality time with them. Today they get to go to school and I get to have some time to myself. Wow.... what will that be like? Anyway.... all is good today!


Anonymous said...

I think that these blogs are great for moms coping with the really tough things in life. I wish that they had been available when we were dealing with Martin's "beast". Can you believe that it has been 12 years since his tumor raised his ugly head?
I pray for you all daily.
God bless all the moms and dads and sibs everywhere. Love, LaRae

Anonymous said...

It's so great to be able to enjoy the spirit and peace that comes from the Gospel. Too bad that we have to work so hard sometimes to get it. We love you all, pray for you all daily and wish that we lived closer. I was totally surprised and speachless when I saw the Statue that you sent me. I love it! I'm going to put it on the mantle in front room along with sign that Clari gave us last year. Wish I could go to Tucson when you're there, I'm going to make a run for it, but doubt that it will happen. We had to leave statue in Tucson, it was too heavy and we were overloaded with groceries. Maybe we have to make special trip to bring it home. Love to all, MOM

alligood said...

YEA for good days! I'm so glad Marcus is looking into getting his wish fulfilled. I hope they can make his dream of flying a reality. Isn't it amazing how much comfort can be gained from those around us? I could not cope without the kind things that are said and done for our family - and half the time I don't think people even mean to say/do things that are supportive! My prayers are OFTEN answered through those around me!
Take care!