Well yesterday was simply amazing! At 9am 5 ladies from the yellow ribbon came to the house and cleaned top to bottom! I felt so embarrassed that my house had got so out of hand, but I know deep down that I was just not able to keep up with household things. Especially with what Grayson is going through. Its almost like it drains the whole family of our energy and we are left just feeling helpless and empty. But yes, these ladies were just sooo awesome! One of the ladies even brought her teenage daughter and her boyfriend and they entertained the older kids, that in itself was just awesome.
Also, they made it possible for our family of 7 to go to the twins game last night. We were wondering how we were going to do this. My husband wanted the boys to go to their first ball game this summer, but if the tumor is still growing is sounds like Grayson will be on treatments soon. *we're still praying and praying that for some reason this tumor just stops growing. We're praying for a miracle, he's ten months old, we shouldn't be writing a list of things we want to do with him this summer "just in case!!" This makes me so sad and mad!* But seeing the MN Twins play was #1 on the list, and financially was just not going to happen being that we save everything that's left after paying bills so that we have money to make it to appointments.
But, the Yellow Ribbon amazed us. I cant even find the words to say how I feel. I cant even find the words to say how thankful we are. Our family had such an amazing time! Not only that, Grayson seemed to have the most fun! He was jumping around and yelling towards the field the whole time! I feel so happy that my son (and all the kids) had the biggest smiles on that I have ever seen.
These MN twins are ready to watch the MN Twins play ball!!!!
We got there early and at the start they had a little boy throw the first pitch. He had cancer. Ugh....of course we were having a great time and not even thinking "Grayson has a tumor," until this. But the little boy had went to Mayo and is right now cancer free. Maybe it was a sign that we are supposed to go to Mayo now?
Back to the Yellow Ribbon-they also gave us a few cards from some people around town that really felt for us.
'Dear Military Family Members,
I want to thank you for the sacrifice you have made to preserve our nations' freedom. Your long nights, lonely days, times of fear, hours of worry and seasons of stress are not unnoticed by those of us who enjoy our freedom.
'Dear American Soldier and Family,
I am not certain as to how to express my gratitude for all of you have done to secure my freedom. Please accept this simple card as a token of my appreciation.
A grateful American citizen'
'Dear fellow military family,
Please know we are thinking of you all at this time.
Its amazing what a card can do, how it can make you feel. Sometimes we just feel so alone while going through such a tough and horrible situation that no parent in the world ever wants to go through. So the cards and kind words just really lift our spirits and make us feel and see how many people do care. We cant thank you all enough. <3