Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Valerie asked me to share a sweet experience I had yesterday as I picked Audrey up from school. It was the last school day she had before the bone marrow transplant. and when I met her at her classroom, she was carrying a large tote bag full of gifts that the students and teachers had given her, wishing her good luck. Everyone in her class and all the teachers in the school had signed the canvas bag with colorful markers and inside was a large assortment of pens, pencils, markers, and notebooks, along with a little folding desk--the perfect gifts for Audrey who is a wonderful writer. As we made our way down the hall, everyone called out to Audrey, wishing her luck and sending their love. I was so touched by the outpouring of love and support for a sweet big sister who is donating her bone marrow this morning.
Another precious thing was watching Marian tell Audrey about the surgical procedures she was going to be having and encouraging her. Marian was so sad she couldn't go with Audrey and hold her hand. They are the sweetest, most loving sisters.

11 comments:

sallyavena said...

They really are a good example of loving sisters. You guys are in our prayers today. Jakob wore his shirt today on his Encore field trip so he could tell everyone to think of Audrey (Ethan really wanted to wear his, but had to wear the uniform for school).

Snippety Gibbet said...

Thanks for sharing that. It's so good to hear how well taken care all of you all are. You have wonderful family and friends. I've had your family on my mind all morning.

Troy Farnsworth said...

Marian-
I found your blog through my niece's caring bridge website. Her name is Erin Johnson and she had a bone marrow transplant one day before you did. I hope everything went well and you are getting some rest. It sounds like you have a pretty awesome sister who will donate her marrow to you.
You are such a good example to us all.
Good luck with everything
I love your blog...keep it up
Troy Farnsworth

Troy Farnsworth said...

Marian-
I found your blog through my niece's caring bridge website. Her name is Erin Johnson and she had a bone marrow transplant one day before you did. I hope everything went well and you are getting some rest. It sounds like you have a pretty awesome sister who will donate her marrow to you.
You are such a good example to us all.
Good luck with everything
I love your blog...keep it up
Troy Farnsworth

kathi d said...

You are blessed with two wonderful girls.

The Seals said...

That was really sweet of Audrey's school to do that. She is surely deserving of the gifts. We pray that all went well today and we will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

Shane said...

Hi Mare- it's gigi I couldn't wear my superstar shirt to school today because of the uniform rule but I get to wear it ALL DAY Saturday- Mom said I could- But we were thinking of you and Audrey. I hope you like the joke book I sent I'm working on another one now-I'll try to hurry and finish so you'll get it fast...you're bead crafts looked really cool...I love beads...take care friend!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

I spent yesterday thinking of you, your sister and your family. I don't have my shirt yet, but I wore blue for you. I hope that everything went well for you and your sister. I will continue praying for all of you. Thank you for being such a good role model for all of us.

Elijah Sandalphon said...

We love you guys! Good luck to the bravest sisters ever!

(Love, Janet & CLinton)

mimi said...

good luck my little sweetpeas! i can't wait for an update! you are in my prayers! all is well. healing and strength are in you and around you.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of you guys yesterday and I hope that all went well. That is a neat thing that you will be able to share as sisters. Audrey, I wish you a very speedy recovery!!! Devin (Erin's brother)was pretty sore for a couple of days, but is feeling much better now.
Nikki Johnson