This is the ongoing story of our five year old son's battle with stage 3 Rhabdomyosarcoma in his abdomen. He recently earned his wings and entered the kingdom of heaven. He is full and surruonded by God's glory. He is our little hero and an amazing example of the adversity that children can overcome. God is our Healer, now that medicine is done, GOD will begin. All the glory belongs to HIM
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Feed the soul
Tonight’s blog is dedicated to all the people who were involved with last nights “Crazy for the Crowell’s” school dance at AE Bowers. It was the most amazing night and Chris and I feel truly blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of people. From all of the teachers and volunteers who organized the event, to all the people who donated auction items and of course all the people who attended – things couldn’t have turned out better. Chris and I were literally floored by the turnout and the support that we felt from every person we spoke with. My favorite part of the evening was the DJ playing some of Christian’s songs. Everybody seemed to know how much Christian liked those particular tunes and much those songs have lifted his spirits these past few months. The Black Eyed Peas, Pink and Tom Cochrane made everybody get up, dance and sing. Nothing like a little PINK to pull a community together! Anyways there was nothing more uplifting than hearing the whole gymnasium yell out, “So what you’re a rock start!” and we know they were talking about Christian.
Chris and I will fully admit that we were extremely nervous about bringing Christian into a gymnasium crammed full of people and kids (and it was crammed!). But after spending the evening there and seeing the expression on Christian’s face when they played his music, and feeling the love and support from everybody there - it was a no brainer. Even though we were exhausted at the end of the night our spirits felt lighter, especially hearing so many encouraging words from so many kids, parents and supporters. It brings to light that there is more to healing an illness than giving medicine. We must remember to treat the soul and the body will respond. That evening definitely lifted Christian’s spirit and ours as well. We hope it lifted yours to see Christian smiling and doing well – to know that he is fighting the good fight.
This is one big truck!!!!
So THANK YOU to everybody involved.
Daddy, Christian and Uncle Dalton hanging with the Aerial
The day was made even more special by a special visit from the Aidrie Fire Department just before dance time! Nothing to make you stand up and take notice than a massive aerial fire truck driving around your crescent! Christian was absolutely tickled pink and thoroughly enjoyed standing on the truck. Next step is a ride in the bucket! Yahooooooooo So thank you to my brother Dalton for taking time of your busy schedule (no joking here) to come and visit Christian. He thought it was great, as did we!
Today was a day of happiness and tears, as we had to say goodbye to Papa Norm who has weaved a tight spot into the hearts of Evelyn and Christian. The kids have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know their paternal grandfather and did a very good job of bringing out the softer side of Norm (didn’t know it was in him to wipe a bum and watch Diego marathons!) Norman was more than happy to walk Evelyn to the far side of Airdrie and back and become the official Wii expert (sorry honey!) So thanks again for all you have done for us over the past three weeks. We will truly miss having you around and it will be a tough space to fill in our children's hearts.
Today I am thankfull for:
1. Grandfathers love
2. A cold snow day to help get things done around the house