December 04, 2006

Make a Wish Christmas Party

Jack and our family were invited to a Make A Wish Christmas party in San Angelo on Saturday. Wells Fargo bank sponsors this event each year. The party is in the gym of a beautiful church in downtown San Angelo. The kids had a blast. Santa and Mrs. Clause showed up and gave presents to the wish kids and their siblings. There were prizes galore for games and one game that even gave $1 bills when you knocked a bowling pin down. The kids had a total blast and we did too. It was overwhelming at first being in a room with children who have had wishes, children who have been sick or still are, and maybe always will be. There was joy in all the faces of these sweet children and their parents who just take one day at a time and make the most of each moment. We even met a boy who is in Derek's class at school who is a cancer survivor, we didn't know about his health issues in his past. Isn't it funny how a child can fight for his life, with years of chemo like this little boy, and 5 years later he doesn't look or act different than any other child in his classroom. Life is always full of surpises.
Have a most wonderful day!