Monday, July 4, 2011

Snorkeling, Kayaking, and Limos...Oh My!

Will and I arrived home Wednesday afternoon in time to pick up the littles, head home, unpack, shower and change, and head to Richmond for his Make-A-Wish reveal party. 

And what a party it was.  Jervetta had outdone herself.  The table was totally decorated with a beach theme, and she had amazingly appropriate gifts for a sand pail full of Skittles, Mentoes, and 3 Musketeers (his  favorite candies).  Then there was the bag of goodies for the beach, and a Make-A-Wish bear for all the kids, including Andrew.  Of course, Caroline's bear was white with pink lace.  :)

So over the course of the evening, Jervetta and Tammy went through the itinerary of how/when we were going to accomplish Will's wish of snorkeling and kayaking.  Make-A-Wish does not miss a beat.  As soon as Ben heard the "A limo will pick you up at 630 am" he just about swooned and totally stopped listening.  A limo?   Are you serious?  Unbelievable.

So, the limo takes us to the airport on Wednesday and we spend the majority of the day getting to the Keys, Thursday we snorkel, Friday we kayak, Saturday we visit Theater of the Sea, and Sunday is the free day.  Monday we head back and the limo will meet us at the airport and take us home.

So how is Will gonna handle all of this?  Not so sure, to be honest.  He now has a cold, which is an energy challenge, all of the activities are energy challenges, and it's going to be hot which is yet another energy challenge.  I have ordered enough IV supplies and fluids for two IV's a day, but that is really all I can do at this point.  I know where the hospital on the island is, I know what to do, but I just pray that he does well.  He knows he will have to travel on the Iv and every night he'll sleep with one.  Whether that is sufficient to prevent a massive crash I don't know...but I hope and pray it does!  Mostly, I hope he has the opportunity to be a 14 yo boy and can enjoy the time and experiences for which he wished...

I promise to blog and keep you up to date on how things are going.  :) 


Caty W. said...

Don't forget to have fun in the sun!!! :D Love y'all so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janice said...

I pray that all will have a wonderful time and that there will be no crises during this trip. May many beautiful memories be made.

Jill J. said...

I'm so excited for all of you! I pray that this will be one of the best family memories you ever have and that God will smooth the way and Will overcomes all obstacles without a hitch. Can't wait to see pictures.

Love you,
Jill J.