THE WISH HAS BEEN WISHED FOR !
Last night Marky and family went to the Make-A-Wish "wonderland" !
What a great experience ! We were greated by the "wish-granters", Mary, Jodi, and Annie, at the door and the night turned magical !
They wish-granters gave us a tour of the "castle" which was so cool ! There were pictures and stories hanging on the walls of precious children and their wishes granted.
Pictures of kids in front of Disneyland, Disneyworld, Paris, Hawaii,
Secret Gardens....Everything magical.
Hanging from the ceiling were hundreds of crystal like stars...each with a special childs name on it who had received wishes !
I was overcome with emotion at the realization that my Marky fit into this category to deserve a wish !
Flashbacks of the last 4 months of hospitals, surgeries, pain, sorrow at diagnosis's unknown, IV's, needles, NG tubes, vomiting, unknown futures, and on...
These little angels with their names on the stars above..EACH ONE.. had suffered more than any one could ever imagine their child suffering...
And each one, i'm positive, faced THEIR challenge just as heroic as my Marky has.
Do they not each deserve any wish that could be pulled down from Heaven?
As the "wish-granter's" inquired of Marky what he might like to do, or where he might like to go, I imagined him popping out with grand ideas like.....Disneyland or beaches....
Then...all of the sudden...He said it....!
"I WANT AN ARMY JEEP ! "
WHAT !!!! we all said ???? Yep, you heard right..an ARMY JEEP!
The "wish-granter's" said..."No-one's ever asked for THAT before" !
But they humored him and I could see their wheels start turning in their creative heads. !
So on the way home I started to think....Hmmm how's that gonna
look in the FRONT YARD..which is where he wanted to put It !
We convinced him that it could be more fun in the BACK yard for lots of better reasons ...and he settled for that !
So there goes another lesson from Marky....No place is ever as GREAT AS YOUR OWN BACKYARD TO BE !! IN THE WHOLE WORLD OF CHOICES...HE PREFERS TO STAY HOME AND HANG OUT !.....IN A JEEP !
Maybe the Army Jeep represents to him a protection from the world...To sit in it and not let the bad guys get at you..? This is my take on it.....what about you?
Love to all
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Posted by Markys mom at 10:48 AM