Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Party in Ohio in May

Today we met with My Kids Mom (See the Link to the Right) and Jemmers (whose blog is down right now) in Columbus Ohio. These are followers of the blog for several years and have become good friends. It was really cool to be able to have some personal time with blog friends, even more than just putting faces with authors through a picture. My Kid's Mom and her daughter Sara were there as were Jemmers and her foster son Derek. Sara played with Rebekah and Sarah and Derek took our tokens to figure out what the best games were so that he could get the most tickets as he wanted to get something from the prize wall for Rebekah and Sarah. That was REALLY REALLY nice of him.

My Kid's Mom and Rebekah

Jemmers and Rebekah

"Big" Sara and Rebekah

The morning started about 7:30 with getting the girls up. Mommy packed most everything last night and all we had to do was put in jammies, put on clothes and get the suitcases out the door to the car. That meant we were out about an hour later. We said goodbyes at the hotel and were able to give hugs and kisses to many of the staff. An hour and a half drive back to the airport to exchange rental cars for the last 1/2 of our trip (Thrifty is not what I would call most helpful...) Then we were off to Chuck E. Cheese for the gathering and then up to our friends Ken and Lori in Akron where we will be staying for a few days. Tomorrow (Sunday) we are meeting with daddy's family who are in this area for a family gathering. Then Monday with more blogging friends. Finally we will be back to Columbus on Thursday for our trip home.

While heading north out of Cincinnati this morning we had to pass the amusement park. We debated whether to say anything to the girls but decided we should. We told them to look out as we drove by Dora's House (or Dora's HOME as Sarah won't let us call places with people houses - smart girl). Instead of asking to go, Rebekah blew kisses towards the park and said "Bye Bye Dora, Thank You, I Love You." Both mommy and daddy were crying so hard we almost had to pull off the road! Then later on in the car we heard a song "What If She's An Angel?" or something like that, about a little girl that had some disabilities and the song talks about how people treat children (like Rebekah) who have some disabilities and are a bit different, and then finally asks 'What if she's an angel put here to make sure we are doing our job.' Yet again we broke out crying as we don't know why God has given her to us, but we are doing our best to make Him proud of the way we are taking care of her. SO MANY OF YOU ARE MAKING THAT JUST A BIT EASIER ON US - THANK YOU. It has been an emotional day.

Previous Updates to this Post.
Update 5/23/07
We will be meeting at the Chuck E. Cheese in Dublin (2711 Martin Road 43017, phone 614-791-9480) at noon on Saturday. If you can make it, try to let us know, but come. We would love to see you!
Update 5/6/07
We will be meeting at a restaurant for lunch. The exact place and time is yet to be determined but it will be around noon in the Columbus area. It is not too late to let us know you want to join us! Just Comment here or email us at family AT replacing the spaces and AT with @.
We are in the preliminary stages of setting up a party for our blog friends while we are in Ohio. We are looking at having a party in or around Columbus, Ohio in the afternoon of Saturday May 26th. That is Memorial Day weekend. It is coming up quickly!

We would love to meet as many of you as possible! We would like to get an idea of how many might come, so please let us know you can make it. You can leave a comment on this post, or send an email to us at "family AT" replacing the spaces and AT with @. Rebekah loves people and will thoroughly enjoy meeting everyone.

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At Wednesday, May 02, 2007 7:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

i would like to hear more about potty training school therapie home and ost important how rebkah is feeling

At Wednesday, May 09, 2007 7:41:00 AM, Blogger Bugsy Left a thought...

Jess and I are checking the calendar to see if we can make it. We're crossing our fingers!

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 6:26:00 PM, Blogger annb Left a thought...

I found your site a while ago through Valerie's and was keeping up with your posts, but have gotten a little behind lately. I pray for Rebekah and have added her to my prayer list on my site. I hope you have a wonderful trip and just read that Valerie will be meeting you - that sounds so great!

At Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:53:00 PM, Blogger Jemmers Left a thought...

Hello there!!

It was such a joy to meet your beautiful family!! Both of yoru girls are angels....sweet, precious angels!! Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with us! We had a wonderful time!!

I hope to meet you again one day soon!!

Love always,
Jemmers :)

At Saturday, May 26, 2007 8:40:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Hey, it was SO wonderful to meet you and the girls (and Jemmers, too). Sara fell in love your little angels. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Take care and God bless.


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