How life can take us by surprise sometimes . . . But good surprises this time.
We found Amber’s MRI this past Wednesday surprising in that she had nothing “new” going on. She has Glioblastoma Multiforme which is an aggressive type of cancer, surely something should have shown up on this MRI, right? There may still be something sinister going on that the MRI didn’t pick up, but even knowing that, I can easily say that I wasn’t the only one thrown off by Wednesday’s findings (or lack of). Therefore, we offer to God, family (past and present), and friends, a big THANK YOU – Matt and I are truly humbled by your outpouring of prayers and good positive thoughts for Amber. Along with the tremendous medical care Amber has been receiving, the prayers and thoughts clearly have had an impact, and so we celebrate these results.
Then came Friday, and another awesome surprise. Amber’s wish from Make-A-Wish has been granted. Did I say “wish”? I should have said wishes because not only is Amber going to be swimming with dolphins, she is going to be swimming with dolphins in Hawaii. And yes, I am still picking my jaw up off the floor.
Make-A-Wish is absolutely phenomenal. They wanted a special way to reveal Amber’s granted wishes. So, they had The Bridge Market Mobile Pizza Trailer come to our home to make fresh brick oven pizzas for us – cheese, pepperoni, veggie, and an incredible maple-bacon pizza. Then there was the first dessert – Ben & Jerry’s came and set up a sundae station inside our house. The sundae station had 4 types of ice cream, with Hot Fudge, Caramel, and Whipped Cream. Then there were the toppings: Mini M&M’s, Reeses Pieces, Oreos, Chocolate and Rainbow Sprinkles! And THEN, there was the second dessert. A gorgeous mermaid cake and cupcakes. Make-A-Wish certainly knew how to spoil us!!! How can a simple “Thank You” even suffice? . . .