Day 130, Turns Out, This Week Was Pretty Awesome!

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? . . .




15 thoughts on “Day 130, Turns Out, This Week Was Pretty Awesome!

  1. So happy for all of you to step into the sunshine in Hawaii! Tell Amber to be sure to wear her delightful mermaid outfit to meet those dolphins! How joyous!

  2. I knew of Make a Wish, but had no idea they were so wonderful. And to have hosted that wonderful party for ALL OF YOU to enjoy, how grand is that?
    We also thank God for the positive results and hope every MRI and test comes back clean. Bless you all

  3. It was a awesome week for Amber!! I was very impressed with Make-A-Wish Friday night. It was a great night!

  4. Amber, you are the luckiest kid around. The news that your parents give us on a daily basis is always amazing and it brightens my day up. Keep up the great progress and swim with those dolphins for me!! I’ve always wanted to do that.

  5. Wow! Now Amber will be a real mermaid, swimming with dolphins….Aloha!!

  6. WOW! What an absolutely amazing “Make-a-Wish” trip Amber is going to have! I cannot think of anyone more deserving! Can’t wait to see photos of Amber swimming with the dolphins in HAWAII!!!
    What a wonderful week, indeed!

  7. Oh my goodness….. what an incredible gift!!! Amber you swim your heart out baby girl. Just know that we all love you so very much and continue to pray each and every day for you baby girl. Noah sends hugs and kisses and Autumn loves mermaids too. Auntie and Uncle send lots of love your way. 💖

  8. This is great news! Amber, my you have a great time swimming with the dolphins! Have a wonderful vacation! As always, we are praying for you and your family daily.
    God bless you.

  9. Such wonderful news and such a beautiful family – love the picture! Wishing Amber an AMAZING time in Hawaii. Thinking of all of you and sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Xoxo

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