Easter was fabulous too. I started off bright and early with the sunrise service at church so that I could head down to the hospital with my parents to serve Easter brunch to the families on A5. It was quite a moving experience, once again. We were inpatient last Easter so, it was even more meaningful to me this time to be able to provide this meal to the families. Several kids (ie patients) that were allowed, came in with their families to get some food which was wonderful but, made things more tough for me, honestly. To see them with all their pumps hooked up to their central lines and the paleness of their faces brought back lots of tough memories. But, there were smiles on their faces as they enjoyed a delicious catered meal of scrambled eggs, ham, hashbrowns, sausages, fruit and home baked breads. Every scrap of food was gone by the time the two hours was over. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and definitely made me feel that what I am trying to do with Max's Meals is important. I KNOW that we have brightened days for numerous families down there with the three meals we have provided so far and that they are so appreciated. I hear it over and over again each time we do this. Thank you, again, to those of you that have supported Max's Meals so far and please consider a donation at anytime to help keep these meals coming! We are already planning to bring both Mother's Day and Father's Day meals to A5.
We really enjoyed the rest of Easter this year too. We were able to attend Matt's mom's families Easter celebration, which we obviously couldn't do last year. It was wonderful to see all the extended family there and celebrate Max's progress to date. We also enjoyed the evening at my parents house with my sister and her family. I got to cuddle quite a bit with Baby Carter and Ellee was enthraled with watching Kim nurse him. Overall, Easter was fabulous.
This week was very busy with jumping on the trampoline and planning of several different upcoming celebrations. Hopefully most of you received the Evite for the celebration on Saturday, May 22nd at Beech Acres. If you didn't, I apologize...but, we would still love to have you attend! Just go to the following link and let us know you are coming so that we can plan for the food, etc: http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=POKLPCTZBBDUIQQHNQHX We are thrilled that we have come to this point in Max's healing process and so look forward to seeing all of you and being able to thank you for all of the love and support you have shown us throughout this journey. We plan to share the video of Max's journey that I talked about above at this party and have lots of food and drinks for everyone as we enjoy the park too!
We head down to the hospital next Friday morning for our regular monthly visit and medication infusions. I'll try to post a quick update on things with Max before we leave for the big trip on Saturday. I can tell you that I am anxious to talk to Dr. Davies and be sure that she is certain this trip is safe for Max! She has already told me several times that she approves of it and has signed all the necessary Make A Wish paperwork but, I just need her reassurance one more time! As Matt told me last night, we are never going to stop worrying about Max! NEVER!