Friday, July 30, 2010

Pink medicine, pink angel, and pink-lipped smiles.

I am beginning to think that bad people are becoming extinct on our planet. I need to make a list to get it all out there:
- I just finished yet another meal brought to us by loving and selfless chefs.
- Our grass has been cut every Friday by a service we did not order ourselves (and are not seeing the bill).
- Another mystery gift has been dropped off (complete with fresh daisies).
- The Fundraising party to earn money for The Leukemia/Lymphoma Society this week was a huge success. If you still want to buy any products that portions of the proceeds will go to the same cause, here is an address of one more vendor who would like to get in on the giving:
- The Marciniak family showed up at the hospital yesterday with signs and pumpin' positive music (plus food and gifts) to cheer Gideon on before his chemo, and then proceeded to hang out with Brody while Gideon was put under, given the chemo, and then slowly woke up out of his stupor. They then fed him a bagel while Brody threw down some of his break dancing moves on the hospital floor.
- And last, BUT NOT LEAST: Since this is the last week to order your NO SHARK T-SHIRT, Mike Oslund has announced that he will match all donations made this week. Yup. All donations. He is also the one placing the orders, getting the shirts made, AND shipping them out. Now he's giving more cash. Woah. So, let's see how far this can go! Place your shirt order before the deadline of August 7, please!

Yes, we are surrounded by earthly angels alongside those heavenly ones, I'm convinced. By the way, for those of you wondering about Gideon's angel, I have an update. He doesn't talk about her that often, but he woke up two mornings ago and said that his angel brought a friend the night before. I asked who the friend was, and he said it was a "baby girl in pink." I asked him what the baby girl was doing there and he said, "She told me not to spit out my pink medicine." (see the above video - he listened!)

Have an incredible weekend!


  1. Love the fishy dance!

  2. My mom never gave me medicine like this. I didn't even know there was any other way than mom screaming, "GET DOWN HERE NOOOOOOWWW! OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND STOP YOUR CRYING! YOU ARE NOT A BABY AND I WILL TAKE YOU RIGHT BACK TO THE DOCTOR FOR A SHOT IF YOU DON'T SWALLOW THIS!" Once the stuff was swallowed, then she would be nice again. We always talk about mom and her medicine alter-ego. She got MEAN and we were more scared of her than the medicine. We had no theme song like you do at your house. Is it always Disney Magical in your house? Just wondering...

  3. Oh Amanda I LOOOVED that video!! HE IS PRECIOUS PRECIOUS PRECIOUS!!!! I want to EAT HIM UP!! I love him so much!!! Please give him a kiss and a great big and long hug from me!! What a special boy! I could watch him for hours!!

    I would have LOVED to have seen Brody's break dancing moves! You have cool kids, for sure!!

    I get the CHILLS when hearing about Gideon's angel. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing. Wow. And from the start of all this I have prayed specifically for God to send him an angel to watch over him at night. So when I hear these stories, gosh it really hits me. God really DOES hear our prayers! He listens and He works daily! God has blessed you guys with all these amazing people helping you out. I'm just so touched by you and your family. I want you to know how much you guys mean to me, and how much encouragement you bring to me. Thank you. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us on here. God Bless you all, and thank you God for healing Gideon. By your stripes I claim Gideon's healing! Thank you Lord! Be blessed this week! Love a lot, laugh a lot. Jenelle