Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
It's the first day of our weekend camp. The old gang is back. There's Ian, Becca, Marci, Brian, Tee, and Donna; along with all the other campers. The weather is good today, but we will have to deal with fog tomorrow during most of our activities. Right now Ian and Marci have to get all the campers settled on so they can unpack. Becca, Donna and Tee are team captains this year. Brian is no longer in charge of activities because he's too competitive. He is responsible for keeping the equipment clean and he's not happy. Dinner has been served. All the campers are off to bed to prepare for tomorrow's events. It's Saturday, let the games begin. The first event is the canoe race. It was a close race until Becca's team canoe flooded. There was a small hole on the side that Brian said he never saw. The next activity was the Archery competition. Donna's teams' target kept falling because no one's arrow could penetrate the target. Later, it was discovered that the target was magnetic. The hiking trail was the last event. Every camper was to carry a 5 pound backpack for 2 miles. Tee's team came in last place because all of them complained about back pain. Each team lost one of the major competitons. How did that happen? It's a mystery. How did the new canoe get a hole? Why was one teams' target magnet when they're supposed to be wooden? What made one teams' back hurt so bad, they couldn't finish the trail? Is it a coincidence? Who was responsible for this? Wait a minute! It has to be Brian. He was the one who checked each canoe, set up the targets, and packed the backpacks. Ian and Marci are investigating. They found a little old storage room in the basement of the main cabin. They found a drill, the extra target, and too many rocks. When Ian and Marci met with Brian, he confessed. He didn't like being called the equipment man.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
|Joey...this is the photo I posted on Facebook|
|Joey on Saturday...all she did was sleep...her adventure on Friday tuckered her out.|
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Children who go through unimaginable things are wise beyond their years. They get things, things which adults don't sometimes get. I believe they know they are dying, they know there is no getting better...they know what their bodies can and can't take. They know they are getting tired and weaker. You can see it in their eyes, hear it in their voices and the things they say. You see it in their smiles. They may not be able to express it in words but they know and you know.
It has been over a year since Ian's last hospital stay. We have managed to keep him healthy, to keep the nasty out of our home...but we know it will come in again...it's just a matter of time. Since his last hospital stay, we have had a similar talk with Ian about Heaven over Hospital...he gets so much more then you think. He knows what is happening with his body, he knows he is dying, knows he won't come off the vent, knows what he knows. He does not want to go back to the hospital, he doesn't want to be home, he wants to be at the Gilchrist Hotel. He knows heaven over hospital means he will be loved by many others he has not met yet, mommy, daddy and Becca will get there later after him. He knows he will be out of pain, running, jumping, walking, cutting, speaking, eating, swimming all the things he watches others do, all the things he used to do.
Brian and I have decided to let Ian make this decision, to agree with his wishes...we completely and whole heartly agree with the parents of the little girl.