Monday, August 31, 2009

We are back from Florida, and we did stop off at Give Kids the World while we were down there. We saw Owen's star in the Castle of Miracles, and his stone paver, which is in front of the movie theater. We also go to see (and hug!) Mayor Clayton!
There have been several changes that they have made, GKTW has added a My Little Pony spa, a life size Candyland playground, a Boston Market food place, and a bunch of new villas for families to stay in. I wish we had been able to stay there when we went last April-he could have been tucked in by Mayor Clayton and Miss Mary! We had a great time, though. I am so grateful that a place like that exists to help see that children get their wishes!!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Keep this in mind as you go about your day to day activities. There are children newly diagnosed, currently fighting, some have lost their battle, and others have yet to be diagnosed. Do not believe that you or someone you know and love is immune to cancer. Only when there is a real cure can we call ourselves victorious against this horrible disease.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I am headed to Disney in about a week for a belated honeymoon. I plan on making a pit stop at Give Kids the World to see Owen's paving stone and star in the castle. I wish he was going to be there with us. I have read that there have been several changes to GKTW since we were there last April.
Going to Disney itself will be bittersweet. It holds many fond memories of Owen's Make a Wish trip, but it will be sad to know that he will not be able to visit there again. What an awesome trip he had when he went, though! He lived like a King-which he was!!