Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 5, Way 5: Chrissie’s Make-A-Wish Disney Dream

Monday, February 15, 2010
The Shirt: Disney Variety
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The Scripture: "A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.  God sets the lonely in families."  Psalm 68:5-6a
The Story: Today was Mom's day to recover from the violent stomach virus, so I couldn't even get the shirts organized for today. The kids were begging to wear their new Disney shirts, so I was happy to tell them that they could. (I could hardly even speak, much less care about what shirts everyone wore today!!!) I would like to draw attention to the amazing place where we're staying, called Give Kids The World, and the awesome wish-granting agency, Make-A-Wish. Please visit both of their websites to learn more about these organizations and how they're making a world of difference in the lives of ill children.

Our Day 5 Make-A-Wish Adventure, Monday, February 15: Matt and the kids played around GKTW this morning, then ate lunch and headed out to Epcot. I couldn't join them as I'm still recovering from this horrible stomach flu. It pained me to have to miss this outing with the family, but I tried to get up and get ready to go with them, and there was just NO way. The kids were SO sweet as they told me that they'd rather stay home if Mom couldn't go, but I encouraged them to go without me. Matt had to convince Sawyer and Mattie that I truly wanted them to go without me; isn't that sweet?!? They all headed out the door after lunch, and I crawled back into bed to recuperate.

The front desk called to check on me at 4PM, and the sweet lady told me that one of the local elementary schools was shut down due to an extreme stomach virus. She said that there were hundreds of children becoming suddenly and violently ill, and it got so out of hand, they had to just shut the school down!!! That must be what I got. Horrible stuff.

I would like to ask all of you to pray fervently that no one in our family gets this stomach virus, especially Chrissie. If she gets this, her surgery will have to be postponed. We will travel home Wednesday, and I cannot imagine traveling with anyone in the condition that I was in yesterday.

The kids and Matt got back from Epcot around 7PM. They all had a blast, and they each took turns telling me about all of the awesome simulated rides at Epcot. I am sad that I missed it, but so glad they got to go. Matt was a sweetie to take our big camera, 5 kids, a stroller, and all of Sawyer's food allergy safe foods by himself to Epcot. If it was anything like Magic Kingdom, I don't know how he did it!!!

Here are the photos Matt took today:


Brent Riggs said...

Lorraine, I sent you an email... check it QUICK if you can... you'll know why when you read it. Brent

Renee said...

I'm so sorry you're not feeling well, Mrs. Patterson! But I'm so happy that Make-A-Wish is treating all of you so well. :)

Praying for y'all...

Denise said...

What a lovely family. I will keep your precious little girl in my prayers. God Bless You!

Susan said...

I stopped by to check to see if anyone else got the crud that you did, Lorraine, and most importantly whether Miss Chrissie has stayed healthy. I've been praying like crazy for your family and their health. I hope everything's a go for Chrissie's surgery on Monday!


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